HOW WE DO RAW
Our milk is fresh, nutritious and non-homogenized. Which means it tastes really, really good.
It comes in half-gallon bottles ($3 deposit per jar). More importantly, it comes from animals that are 100% pastured, year round. We’re not certified organic, but we only use 100% organic feed, and we manage all our land and animals using strict organic practices. (Read more about that here .)
To get in on the milk, you’ll need to purchase a herd share agreement, which you can do for $50. This makes you a joint-owner of the animals in that herd. From that point on, you pay a monthly boarding fee, or agister, to cover the care of your animals:
By owning a share of the herd, you own a share of the milk, too: one gallon per week. You can pick it up on location at our farm in Buxton, or at our Farm & Garden Center in Beaverton.
If you have questions, or to request a herd share agreement, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET THE HERD
Our dairy animals are grass-fed and 100% pastured. For pictures of our cows and goats, and info on how we keep them, click over to our “Meet Our Animals” page (it’s listed under “Info” on the navigation bar) and choose from the list: goats and cows.
From Toggenburg goats!
Compared to cows’ milk, goats’ milk is more easily digestible, being closer in composition to our own mothers’ milk.
Toggenburgs are the oldest known dairy goat: a gentle breed from Switzerland’s Toggenburg Valley.
Their milk’s unique, scrumptious flavor is renowned for cheese-making.
From Jersey cows!
We specialize in A2 Jersey cows, a traditional breed that makes some of the healthiest, most easily digestible milk to be had.
Jerseys are smaller cows, usually weighing only 800 to 1200 lbs. They produce less per cow than other breeds, but the milk is creamier, which makes it taste richer. It has lots of minerals and trace elements, it’s higher in calcium and protein, it’s even richer in color: altogether a tastier, more nutritious (some say superior) milk.
The debate about raw milk can get, well, heated. Is it better for you? Is it safe?
The answer to both questions is “yes,” if you’re getting it from healthy, grass-fed cows at a clean milking operation. The industrial system, meanwhile, puts cows at risk of sickness and milk, of contamination. As a result, pasteurization is absolutely necessary within this model. A grass-fed cow (or goat), though, is a whole different animal.
That said, please consider buying the raw milk Safe Handling Consumer’s Guide from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. It’s only $5, and it will teach you best practice on handling your raw milk – dos, don’ts and safety tips.
We encourage you to educate yourself:
Also, check out the articles we’ve written on the subject: