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About Us

Miller Camel Dairy in The pristine Mountains of West Virginia

Elmer & Naomi King and family Love their life as the farmers.  
Elmer & Naomi were born in Lancaster Pa in 1987 and moved to the north eastern part of WV in 2019. Their 6 children are a big help on the 100 acre farm, where the camel farm is located, they also raise beef cattle. 
The Kings, a Amish family with limited technology have a strong passion for organic living, they are a true example of actually living a very organic and holistic lifestyle, avoiding any chemicals on the farm or in the house!
Its not just an ideology for the Kings! Its a Conviction that is deeply rooted in their faith and the Knowledge of the negative impacts of the western food and medical industry.
We want to raise our family on the farm and teach our children how life really is with good work ethics and integrity in all areas of life, these ideals are a direct reflection from a faith in Christ and His words.      

The Kings prepared their Farm for camel with the help of the Founder of CMA in 2020 and in early 2021 they started milking and supplying from their location as a herdshare program under the DBA of Camel Milk Association.
All of the main protocols our founder had in place that gained the trust from our herdshare holders are maintained or improved on. 
The Team is committed to continue the same level of service as has come to be expected from CMA 
Tony Eashe Is a Mennonite neighbor to the farm with similar interests in the farm to family space as well as faith.
Tony works as the membership services person and is doing a great job taking care of your needs, Feel free to reach him in the contact us section in the menu bar.
  Best Of Health To Everyone
The Team at Camel Milk Association

The Founders Story: Farming and Living with Organic Convictions

In the green pastureland of Michigan, there’s an 80-acre farm where old traditions have created new innovations. While the Troyer family has the horses, beef cattle, and chickens you’d expect, the placid herd of camels might surprise you. But the healthy demand for camel milk allows the farm to make the payments and keep the family farm working as a Herd Share Program.

Marlin and Savannah Troyer “met cute” in a bakery, where she worked with his sister. Once he saw the shy, smiling brown-eyed girl, he had his sister ask Savannah if she was interested in a courtship leading to marriage, a tradition in their Amish culture. Nine months later, they were wed. Children followed quickly because once they had their first, they decided to “just have them all together,” he recalls. The Troyers are the proud parents of six boys. Their four young sons, Ray and Tristan, Bradley are home-schooled and help on the farm they also love to entertain their baby brother Kendall, and they dearly remember the two oldest sons who preceded them to heaven in 2013.

Marlin was born in La Grange, Indiana, like his parents, who have Swiss-German roots. When he was three, the family first moved to Montana where they learned the trade of Log Homes which they brought to MI in 1987, so Marlin grew up with his 10 siblings as hard workers who loved animals. 

Marlin loved the interaction with animals his whole life. He began working with horses at 12, then training them at 14. After becoming a licensed contractor and developing his own supply business for log cabins and selling rustic log furniture, he was ready to devote more time to animals. He bought three camels from a friend which introduced him to camels, Marlin soon ended up becoming the second person to milk camels in the USA as  (Camel Milk Association). “My start was based off my love for animals and the lifestyle they give you. I know the wisdom of niche markets and knew that’s where I would work my whole life. I’ve drunk all kinds of raw animal milk, like many Amish people. It made sense to me that if you’re going to have and train them, you’d milk them too.”

In addition to drinking camel and goat, cow milk, his own family eats a health-enhanced version of the typical American diet. “Steak, potatoes, homemade baked goods, foods from the garden. We freeze and can our own fruits, meats, vegetables, all of it. Do our own chickens, meat, and eggs, and we have a herd of  Highlander cattle. The busy family also makes it own applesauce, grape juice, and cider. “We don’t buy out of the store as most people do. We get paper products, cleaners, non-food items, but also pasta and things we don’t make. Our goal is to eat real food and stay away from aspartame Monosodium glutamate and processed foods with coloring and all the junk in it, high fructose corn syrup and things.”

While Marlin ran his furniture/log home supply store, he met his first child with autism. “The kid was bouncing off my brand-new furniture, but I could see something was wrong. He made strange noises, darted around the store, and refused to make eye contact with anybody. Whenever the dad tried to do something, the kid would calm down for a minute but go right back to it. Dad was embarrassed but I could see how hard he was trying. I never got onto the son for his behavior--I just let dad do his thing. The dad became a repeat customer. Over time I saw the boy improve, but he was still mostly very autistic.”

After the Troyers left the Amish for the Mennonite church in 2011, technology became more accessible to Marlin. “When I got the internet, and got into camel milk, I got a crash course on autism,” he says. “It is a gut-brain connection and linked to the digestive tract. I tell people it’s a neurological problem that they cannot focus and develop naturally. They get into mental reverse and lose skills.”

Camel milking has become Marlin's mission. “I always wanted to do something with animals but also had medical interests. Right now I’m in the local fire department and serve as an emergency medical responder.  I wanted to be like a doctor or something, and the camel milk and serving as an EMR is ending up fulfilling both those interests.”

He enjoys making a difference in his customers’ lives. “When a mom calls up crying for joy because her baby said I love you, mom, for the first time in two years, what are you going to do? I mean, you’re going to cry, too. They never knew the kid could even sing a song, and then he sings three in one day. It’s all about the cause for me now.”

The Troyers have since moved to a new camel ranch in the State of California and provide Camel Consulting for the residence of California.

Marlin Troyer Camel Consulting, Helping you source all your camel product needs

You can find them on their website at www.camelmilkforsale.com.

God's Blessings to each of you!

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