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

Doing the Best You Can

Whether you’re on a farm like us, in a suburban development or in the middle of a city, you can live according to the principle of self-sufficiency. I prefer to avoid the modern language or “organic” or “natural” because I think it’s silly. To have a massive, industrialized farm producing an “organic” crop and then … Read more

Grass-fed Beef

Michael Family Farm is now happy to offer grass-fed beef to order with free local delivery. While individual cuts will be available at the farm, we recommend that you order your family’s meat in bulk to save.  Order 1/4 cow and receive your family’s beef at only $6 per lb.  Order more than 1/4 cow … Read more

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

Caring for Fresh Milk

Any perishable food can cause sickness if not properly cared for. Fresh milk, like all foods, contains bacteria that can become harmful. 1. Drink it fresh. If you’re buying fresh milk to drink, then you need to drink it while it’s still fresh.  Storage is the cause of most milk problems, so don’t get in … Read more

Merry Christmas!

The scholars and priests who represent Christianity in the media are rarely its best examples. The most famous examples of the faith in history were usually humble men and women close to nature–St. Benedict who created self-sufficient farming communities in the 6th century, St. Francis who sang of the elements of nature as our brothers … Read more