Many people – including us! – believe that fresh milk is more healthful and nutritious than its pasteurized counterpart. We know you’ve done a lot of research before arriving at our place, and we understand you might be a little nervous, especially if this is your first experience with raw milk. We’re so glad you’ve decided to give raw milk a try, and we are humbled and grateful that you choose to put your trust in us.
You probably have two questions right now: How does this work? And how much is it going to cost?
First, the reason it is a herd share program rather than a pay-as-you-go milk program is that it is illegal in Kentucky to sell, give away, or in any way distribute raw milk. In a herd share program, you own a stake in the cows and share in the both the costs and risks of ownership as well as the rewards. One of the many rewards is drinking your own fresh milk. Your share purchase price is refundable if you should decide you no longer want milk from us, as part of our share buy-back program.
We also require a non-refundable deposit for half-gallon mason jars.
Once you become an owner, you’ll pay a monthly fee of $30 per share. This covers the feed, housing and ordinary veterinary expenses of your share of the herd. We’ll also milk your cows for you and bottle your share of the milk for easy transport to your own home. For each share you own, you will get one gallon of milk per week.
When you’re ready to join our shareholder family, or just have additional questions, fill out a contact form here or anywhere else on our site. We’ll be happy to answer to your concerns, schedule a tour of our farm, or make arrangements with you to fill out the paperwork over milk and cookies.