Raw milk. If you are a milk drinker, and you've never experienced milk straight from the cow, you're missing out.
But raw milk will make you sick, they say.
Raw milk from cows and goats that spend their days roaming a grassy field is not only nutritious but also, when collected with the highest standards of cleanliness, safe to drink. We take cleanliness seriously, from the animals to the equipment. And the result is pure, clean, healthy, delicious milk.
As with any food product, there is risk associated with drinking raw milk. You will have to determine if the risk is worth the reward.
It is not legal to sell raw milk in North Carolina for human consumption (and we do not have a pet food license to sell it as pet food), but if you are part owner of the herd, you can pick up milk from the farm and do what you wish with it. We harvest milk the same way every single time, upholding our standards for cleanliness.
There is an initial fee (share price) to buy into the herd, which includes your portion of the herd and your starter bottling kit (six half gallon jars and plastic lids).
A share entitles you to one gallon of milk per week (based on average output from the herd - sometimes there may be more available). Once you buy into the herd, you then pay a monthly boarding fee which covers the monthly expenses for feed, hay, milking supplies, cleaning supplies and labor to harvest and bottle the milk. You can read more about how we handle herd shares for cows here.
Due to the yield difference, we handle our goat shares a little differently. You can read more about goat shares here. For more information on buying into the herd, please contact us.