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The Cows

Our small dairy herd is a made up of a mix of Jersey’s, Ayrshire’s, and Guernsey’s cows—breeds that are known for producing creamy golden milk. The cows are rotationally grazed on grass pastures and supplemented with grass and alfalfa hay during the winter months, producing beautiful golden creamy milk year round. Our Cows are also offered free choice sea kelp and natural mineral supplements to promote overall cow health and milk quality.

The Cows are milked Once-a-Day which is a holistic management practice for our Farm and Family. Once-a-Day milking demands less production from our cows, resulting in less stress on the cow’s system and promoting health and longevity.

The Cows live outside year round--their natural and most healthy living environment. They come into the milk barn each day for a short time during milking, but they are most content when grazing in the pastures or loafing outside under the stars.

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The Dairy

We focus on Quality not Quantity when it comes to milk production, and happy healthy cows on grass pasture make rich, flavorful, and nutrient dense milk. 

Our small scale artisan dairy produces milk with the utmost attention to animal hygiene and cleanliness in every step of the process. Cows are kept clean on rotating pastures and freshly bedded hay packs for loafing in the winter months. The cows are brushed as needed when they come in for milking each day, and their udders are cleaned with warm water and a gentle sanitizing dip before milking begins.

Milking equipment is sanitized prior to each milking with a food grade hydrogen peroxide, and the milk is filtered and cooled rapidly in our stainless steel cooling tank after each milking. We bottle milk into sanitized ½ gallon glass jars, offering the most fresh, pure and unprocessed milk available.

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Our raw milk is tested monthly according to RMAC (the Raw Milk Association of Colorado) standards for bacteria counts, specific pathogens and coliforms, and overall udder health. Monthly milk testing gives us a regular check-in on our dairy management practices. Our test results consistently meet the top tier of RMAC’s recommended milk quality standards. Raw milk is a living food, full of essential nutrients, enzymes, and probiotics, and we feel very confident that we are offering a clean high quality product.

 

Herd Shares

  • In Colorado you must own a cow to legally access raw milk. The Herd Share model allows you to buy a share membership of a dairy cow herd from your local farmer, giving you weekly access to the raw cow’s milk produced on the farm, without having to take on the responsibility of housing, feeding, and caring for a cow.

  • As a member of the Herd Share you pay a set monthly boarding fee to the Farmer to care for and milk the cows in exchange for a weekly share(s) of the milk.

  • One share is equal to 1 gallon of milk/week. We offer ½ shares as well as multiples shares to fit you and your family’s dairy needs.

Herd Share Pricing

  1. Initial Herd Share Purchase: $25/Share (one time fee)

  2. Jar Fee: $12/ share (annual fee)

  3. Monthly Boarding Fee $60/share paid ahead at the begininng of each month (half shares available $30/mo. boarding fee)

 

See the dairy in action!