Baby Calf (Video)

Our first calf was born on March 2nd, a beautiful baby boy.  He’s already doing great, drinking from his bottle and enjoying the attention from all the kids.  We’re planning to keep this guy for a second breeding bull on the farm.  Mama is already settled into the milking routine and is doing great.  Thanks … Read more

Dairy Update

Dear friends, I am happy to announce that after only 6 weeks of operation, our dairy is self-sustaining! Dairy shares have sold quickly enough to cover all of the cows’ monthly feed costs, with only two months of supplies being paid our of our pockets.  The financial pressure we expected the dairy to operate under … Read more

Dairy Shares Brochure

If you’d like something in print to read or share with friends, please see our Dairy Shares brochure below.  

Dairy Shares are Legal in NC

Effective October 1, 2018, raw milk through dairy shares became legal in North Carolina. The state department of Agriculture provided this document to confirm this for our customers. Please note that the highlighting is mine. Raw Milk in NC If you have any questions, please ask. God bless, Bill Michael, Owner

Raw Milk Drop-off Locations

Raw milk is now legally available to Michael Family Farm dairy share owners in North Carolina!  We are happy to deliver to shareowners and offer free local delivery within 30 miles from the farm.  To receive milk at a greater distance than this, we ask that individuals and/or groups organize drop-off locations where we can … Read more

Raw Milk Now Available for Pickup

We’re happy to announce that raw milk is now available for pickup–in North Carolina–by dairy share owners with active dairy subscriptions here at Michael Family Farm. Simply call, text or email us when pickup is convenient for you. We’ll always be here.  Local delivery is available. If you would like to learn more about or … Read more

Dairy On Schedule

Dear friends, All of the work we’ve been doing to open our dairy is on schedule. Our new herd of Jersey cows are scheduled to arrive on Saturday, January 5th. The trip from South Carolina to our farm will be rough on them, so we’ll need a few days to get them settled and comfortable … Read more

Comfort not Chemicals

“Keep the animals as quiet as possible, avoiding excessive movement or labor, taking care that there be no disturbing causes for excitement, such as fear, anxiety, or solicitude, for these waste food, and check the secretion of milk to a much larger extent than most people imagine. The principle is true, whether acknowledged or not, … Read more