Raw Milk Herdshare
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In the state of Kentucky, it is illegal to buy or sell raw milk. It is not illegal, however, to drink raw milk from a cow, goat, or any animals that you own. Herd-share program allows individuals to buy into a share of the herds of animals available on the farm, pay a monthly fee to the farmer to provide feed and labor in caring for the herd, and in return, the individual gets to drink the creamy, sweet and smooth milk provided from their share of ownership in the herd.
How does it work?
Purchase a share
Pick the size that works best for you and your family. Don't worry - you can change later if needed!
Sign a contract
Review and execute your herdshare agreement and pay your invoice. Once we receive the executed contract, you will receive a separate invoice to purchase your share and to pay for for your jar deposit.
Get your milk
Pick up your milk weekly at your designated location. On the following week, return a clean jar(s) and pick up your new ones.
Raise and repeat. That's it. Seriously.
What if I can't come to meet you this week at my designated pick up location, day, or time?If you cannot pick up your milk at your pre-selected location that week, you must let us know at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled pick up date/time to re-schedule your pick up at one of our other alternate pick up locations. Failure to notify us will result in your milk being forfeited that week. This is because we typically do not return to our farm immediately after each drop off, and your milk will become spoiled if not picked up and refrigerated in a timely manner. We do understand that emergencies happen. Please contact us as soon as possible and we will do whatever we can so that you get to enjoy your milk every week!
Do you vaccinate, use growth hormones, or administer any antibiotics or preventative medications?Yes and no. We do not use preventative vaccination for our herd, and neither do we utilize growth hormones. We do, however, administer antibiotics only when absolutely necessary when an animal is sick. Lastly, we administer our herd with pour-on ivermectin twice a year as dewormer.
What do you mean by "when available" ?We are a small-scale family farm with a small, seasonal dairy herd - this means there will be time that we may not have any raw milk available due to calving or other seasonal changes. Since we do have more than one dairy cow, we try to make sure that you will receive your milk weekly; however, our biodynamic practice includes calf sharing and dry-off period for our cow prior to calving which occasionally reduce our milk availability. The herd share fee as shown is calculated with the possibility of lack of milk in mind. We also accept only small number of share owners to help ensure milk availability as much as possible year-round.
What if I move away or simply no longer want my share?Cancel easily with a 10 day notice prior to your next month billing.