Dairy Cow Share

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

From: $33.00 / month

Purchase one or more cow shares and receive fresh milk and/or dairy products from the farm.  By purchasing a dairy herd share from Michael Family Farm (MFF), the Buyer agrees to the following terms:

 

 

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Description

To enjoy raw (i.e., fresh) milk in the state of North Carolina, one must be the owner–or partial owner--of the cow from which the milk is taken.  This is not only true for the farm, but also for anyone who buys a share of a cow offered by the farm.  Michael Family Farm is happy to offer raw milk legally through our dairy share program.

How it Works

The program is very simple:

  • Purchase one or more dairy shares. One share provides the share owner with the opportunity to receive approximately one gallon of fresh milk per week for the duration of their share/subscription.  If God grants an increase in milk production, we will share that with share owners.  This fee provides two 1/2 gallon glass jars and plastic lids for your milk, which must be washed and returned before new milk may be received.  Replacement jars and lids may be purchased here.  Please see our Dairy Share Agreement for more details.
  • Pay service fees for your shares. The monthly service fee provides for all cow care, feeding, milking, bottling and delivery.  Please see our Dairy Boarding Agreement for more details.
  • Make pick-up arrangements.  Pick-up at the farm or at any of our weekly pick-up locations is free.

That’s it!  We take care of everything needed on the farm.  You can say hello to the cows any time you visit the market.

About Our Cows

We keep a herd of beautiful Jersey dairy cows, who are visible out on the farm every day, enjoy free access to pasture grass and high quality, locally-grown hay.  We do feed the cows a grain mix at milking time to help bring them in and settle them while they’re being milked.  Our cows are very gently cared for and milked one at a time at milking times.  All of our dairy cow manure is collected for our compost piles, meaning that there is no waste produced by our cows and our gardens receive the best fertilizer nature has to offer.

About Our Milk

Our milk is different from store-bought milk in many ways, which is the reason it is slightly more expensive.

  1. Our milk is fresher than store milk.  The “sell by” date on a grocery store milk container can be more than three weeks after the milk was collected from the cow.  We milk twice daily and you will always receive milk that was collected at the milking before you arrived–never more than 24 hours.
  2. Our fresh Jersey milk is creamier than store milk–some say the creamiest of all cows’ milk.  You will have plenty of cream for butter, whipping cream, etc.
  3. Our milk tastes better than store bought milk.  Our milk is creamy, sweet and delicious.
  4. Our milk is not “pasteurized”, but raw, so you do not need to be concerned about the loss of any “good” bacteria in our milk.
  5. Our milk is not “homogenized”, which means that cream in our milk will separate and rise to the top in your bottles, as it always did in the past.  You can remove that cream for coffee or home-made butter, or shake it up and enjoy a glass of delicious “whole” milk.
  6. We do not pump milk through pipelines into tanks here on the farm, but milk directly into clean, stainless steel buckets from which the milk is filtered twice and poured into clean bottles for cooling after milking.  All milking equipment is washed thoroughly and sanitized twice daily.  This limits the need for powerful cleansing chemicals, which include acids, used in many modern dairies.
  7. Our milk is stored in clean, half-gallon jars for convenient pickup and use at home.

Important:  Milk obtained through our dairy cow share program cannot be re-sold or distributed.

 

Additional information

Payment Method

Standard, Distributed, Annual

2 reviews for Dairy Cow Share

  1. 5 out of 5

    Glenda (verified owner)

    I love MFF!! They’re family is super sweet. They provide amazing fresh, double filtered milk and an amazing service. It tastes like melted soft serve!! I did not like milk growing up, but I love MFF’s raw milk. It doesn’t hurt me the way that pasteurized milk products did!! I’m so grateful for them. It’s a blessing to have them provide me raw milk. I hope to get well soon with their amazing product. They also sell other items, so I might try some soon. I definitely recommend them!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Pilar (verified owner)

    My family and I are so glad to have found MFF! They have always provided excellent quality service! Our family loves their raw milk and fresh eggs…. Yummy! Drinking their raw milk is such a delight, because of its freshness and how creamy it is. We are so blessed to be able to have access to such good products! We are also considering purchasing their grass fed meat in the near future. We highly recommend MFF! Based on our experience I can assure you that you will not be disappointed! Thanks MFF for your hard work and dedication!

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