Kentucky

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  1. RAW MILK POLICY STATEMENT: The Weston A. Price Foundation’s goals include promoting a healthy diet for people everywhere, based on natural and traditional foods, and assisting individuals and families in accessing those foods through information, education, and helping to restore the direct relationship between food consumers and food producers. The Foundation believes, based on sound scientific evidence, that raw milk is an important component of a healthy diet. To assist its members and the public in obtaining raw milk, the Foundation publishes a list of farms that produce it, because this information is not otherwise readily and comprehensively available to consumers. Listing of a farm does not imply endorsement by the Foundation. Individuals who purchase raw milk and other natural foods for themselves and their families need to “know their farmer” because they bear the responsibility for ensuring that they are getting safe and healthy products.
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  6. USDA, FDA and STATE AG AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Raw milk is Nature’s perfect food and is extremely important for the developing brains and nervous systems of infants and children. Furthermore, in many children not fortunate enough to have started life on raw milk, raw milk given later in childhood has cured autism, behavior problems, frequent infections, deafness, asthma and allergies and other serious health conditions. Please bear in mind that any move you make to stop or hinder a raw dairy operation will actually HARM, not help the infants and children who rely on that milk, and may make it difficult for all children to obtain this milk in the future–including your own children and grandchildren. An interruption in supply can be VERY detrimental to a growing infant or sick child who has no other options. Read for yourself on our Testimonials page. If you are concerned about safety, rest assured. In the farm-to-consumer distribution model, the farmer receives timely and relevant feedback directly from the customers, something that farmers selling bulk milk never receive. Raw milk is actually the safest food around with so much consumer oversight and also with an extremely efficient built-in anti-pathogen mechanism! If you are concerned about rules, then consider investing the same amount of time you’d spend persecuting a raw milk farmer into advocating for supportive raw milk legislation.
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Sources of real milk and real milk products in Kentucky:

Austin: Kenny’s Country Cheese, 2033 Thomerson Park Rd., Austin KY 42123, phone: 270- 434-4124, toll-free: 1-888-571-4029, email: udderway@yahoo.com. Raw milk cheeses (Gouda, White Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, Jarlsberg, Asiago and flavored varieties) from primarily grain-fed cows. No hormones or unnecessary antibiotics used. Available at their Austin cheese shop, by mail order, and in fine food stores in Lexington, Elizabethtown, and Louisville.

Bluegrass Region: Email: Jerseymilk96@hotmail.com. Cowshares available for individuals or groups. Jersey cows are grass fed and no hormones, steroids, or antibiotics are used. Natural animal husbandry practiced.

Bonnieville: Misty Valley Farm: Mark Easterday, 515 Bolton School Rd, Bonnieville, KY 42713, 6 miles north on 357 from Munfordville, get to Munfordville on I-65. phone 270-531-2604, or 270-709-5888, email markest_us@yahoo.com. They have Jersey cows. Herd management is as natural as possible. Herdshares are available at $5 a share (refundable), with a $5 weekly maintenance fee. Please also provide one glass wide mouth gallon jar with each share. Each share entitles the owner to approximately one gallon of milk, and pays for feeding and maintaining the cows and equipment. An example of costs for someone who wanted two shares: They would pay a one-time cost of $10, plus $10 weekly maintenance fee, and receive ~2 gallons of milk. The next pick up day, for as long as they own their shares, they would only pay $10 and would pick up their two gallons of milk. When they no longer want part ownership in the herd, the farm will buy back the two shares for $10.

Buffalo: Little Brush Creek Farm, Ray Kruse (owner), 693 Big Brush Creek Road, Buffalo KY 42716, email: rkruse@johngalt.biz. Raw goat milk available through goatshares. Pasture-raised goats and beef; no growth hormones, antibiotics only as a medical necessity and worming as needed, not as scheduled.

Cadiz: Jubilee Farm, Heather Lasseter, PO Box 942, Cadiz KY 42211, phone: 270-206-5562, email: Ky.jubileefarm@gmail.com. Milking Jersey cows fed non-medicated, non-GMO feeds. Raw milk available through dairy shares. Milk available for pick up daily by appointment only.

CorbinVal Carmichael 91 C A DR Corbin, KY  4070,1 email: carellama@hotmail.com   Brown Swiss cattle that are A2 tested. No unnecessary antibiotics, steroids or hormones given. Sold by herdshare. Great milk for consumption and cheese/butter making.

East End: New Leaf Producers, Karen McShane, (near Crestwood KY 40014, about 13 miles from Louisville), email: karen.l.mcshane@gmail.com. Milking 18-20 naturally-raised goats and offering milk through herdshares.

Glasgow: Willow Hills, web: willowhills.org, phone: 270- 427-4238. Raw milk from grass-fed Jersey cows via a cowshare program. No grain is fed, no pharmaceuticals used. Also offer grass-fed beef and lamb, and pastured chicken, pork, and eggs.

Irvine: Cintamani Dham Farm, Tyler Godon, phone: 606-464-8332, email: benedictionmoon@yahoo.com, Facebook: facebook.com/landoftouchstone. Milking grass-fed Jersey cows and a Jersey-Brown Swiss mix. No hormones, steroids, or antibiotics are used. Milk $8/gallon, cheese and yogurt prices vary.

Lexington:

  • Lexington Cow Poolers, email: lexcowpool@gmail.com, web: lexcowpoolers.wordpress.com. Group partnering with a local farmer for shares in grass-fed Jersey cows. Cows graze openly on native pasture and receive small quantities of grain, with hay fed in the winter months when fresh grass is less abundant in the pasture. No hormones or steroids used. Ailments are treated by natural herbal methods when possible, but antibiotics may be used as a last-resort life-saving measure. If an animal is treated with antibiotics, it is completely taken off-line until all antibiotics are out of its system and her natural strength is renewed. Milk, cream, and butter available.
  • Sara Belle’s My Cow, email:sarabellesmycow@gmail.com. Grass-fed raw Jersey cow milk available via cowshares. Grass-fed on native pasture plus some local alfalfa hay and dairy feed containing extra protein, vitamins, and minerals with each milking. For the cowshare to be feasible, there must be between 15-25 people buying shares. Share owners will pay the farmer 1/25th of the cow’s purchase price up front, then 1/25th of her ongoing management costs (feed, milking labor, housing, pasture/hay) monthly and receive 1/25th of her production. Members are welcome to purchase more than one share to receive more milk. Ongoing costs will be lower if people become shareowners so that the farmer can get another cow. They plan to get a Guernsey, to increase the amount of A2 milk they are consuming, and at that point would switch to a herdshare rather than a cowshare so shareholder milk supply would be uninterrupted; they must sell at least 40 shares to justify that. Their goal is to have one cow of every breed and give school and public demonstrations on real milk production. Shareholders will need to provide containers for the milk. If enough people are interested the farmer will pool resources to order containers from the same place she got hers. Monthly management fee covers labor, materials, facilities and equipment to feed, care for and shelter the cow, collect the milk, put shareholder milk in their containers, and deliver it to a central location one day each week (day/location will depend on what makes the most sense for the most shareholders).

Liberty: Zimmerman’s Farmstead Cheese, web: littlecheeseshop.com. From 100% grass-fed cows, on mineral-enhanced pastures. No drugs used. Order online; shipped anywhere in US.

Louisville:

  • SunChance Farm, (30 minutes from Louisville metro area in Clark County), email: Christine@sunchancefarm.com, web: sunchancefarm.com/herdshares.htm. Herdshares on a herd of Alpine and Oberhasli goats.
  • Natural Choice Family Farm, Doug Dunlevy (owner), 6904 Hwy 160 East, Henryville IN 47126 (20 miles from Louisville; 1 mile from Interstate I-65), cell phone: 502-817-2355, email: NaturalChoiceFarm@gmail.com. Raw whole milk in sealed glass jars from four Jerseys and two Holsteins. Animals are on grass and grass/alfalfa hay. No hormones, drugs, or grain. Practice management intensive pasture rotations. Milk is $5/half-gallon, with $5 deposit on returnable jars.

Mayslick: Artisan Valley Farms, Wesley Newell, 4312 Johnson Lane Mayslick KY 41055 phone: 888-590-5510, website: www.artisanvalleyfarms.com. Will be offering herd shares in grass-fed Jersey cows. Fed with non-GMO molasses-coated alfalfa cubes at milking time. Additional products include: grass-fed beef, lamb, free-range pork, poultry and other artisan foods. Delivery area will include Lexington, KY and Cincinnati, OH. This market is supplied by a group of Amish farmers in Mayslick, KY.
Mount Sterling: Hellion’s Hilltop Farm, Dee Woosley, phone: 859-556-2560 or 859-326-7359, email hellionshilltopfarm@gmail.com, web: hellionshilltopfarm.com.Shares available in Jersey cows and goat herd. Animals girls graze on pasture and receive hay in the winter when fresh grass is not available. They are given a small amount of non-GMO grain at milking time. No hormones used. Antibiotics may be used as a life saving measure, with that cow’s milk disposed of until all antibiotics are out of her system. Each cow and goat is given a two month rest period before birthing. New milkers are added from their own herd to minimize outside illnesses being introduced.

North and Central KY: The Double O Farms, Gary Oaks, phone: 502-857-1306, email: doubleocowshare@gmail.com. Shares available in A2 Jersey operation. These cows graze openly on pastures and receive hay in the winter months when fresh grass is less abundant in the pastures. No hormones or steroids are administered; antibiotics may be used as a life-saving measure (and that cow’s milk taken off line until the antibiotics have cleared). Cows are allowed to rest sufficiently before calving. Replacement cows are raised from their own calves to minimize outside illnesses being introduced to their herd.

Owenton: Hawes Dairy Farm, Bob and Teresa Hawes, 1020 Rockdale Rd., Owenton KY 40359, phone: 502-209-0535, email (preferred): grazingfarm@gmail.com. Crossbred dairy cows, always on pasture. Grazing is managed following the principles of Andre Voisin as outlined in Grass Productivity. Cattle are grass-fed, and are only given a limited amount of grain in the parlor. Cows receive no r-BST, no GMO feeds, and no soy. Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement. Raw milk is available through herdshares.

Payneville: Twin Lakes Farm, Marjorie Opie, Payneville KY 40157, email: Feel2GoodNaturally@yahoo.com, phone: 270-496-4974. Raw milk and yogurt from grass-fed Alpine goats. Marjorie is a natural health practitioner who has raised Alpine goats for over 21 years. They are fed (non-certified) organic hay in the winter and graze on organic pasture in the summer while drinking natural spring water. No antibiotics or growth hormones given. Milk available for pet consumption.

Redbush: Holy Mountain Farm, The Bruno Family, 585 Salyers Branch, Redbush KY 41219, phone: 606-265-5475, email: farmers@holymountainfarm.com, web: holymountainfarm.com. Raw milk goat and cow shares available. Jersey cows and Alpine goats are 100% grass fed. No grain, hormones, steroids, or antibiotics are used.

Richmond:

  • Four Sisters Farm, Melodie Lincavage, 310 Beckah Drive, phone: 859-353-1104, email: Contact@four-sisters-farm.com, web: four-sisters-farm.weebly.com. Alpine, Nubian, and Toggenburg herd shares. All pasture raised.  No corn products.  No antibiotics,  growth hormones, or chemical dewormers used. Raw goat milk, cheese, and hand made soap.
  • (all of Madison County):  Madison CowPoolers,  email: madisoncowpoolers@gmail.com, web: madisoncowpoolers.wordpress.com. Group partnering with a local farmer for shares in grass-fed Jersey cows. Cows graze openly on native pasture and receive small quantities of grain, with hay fed in the winter months when fresh grass is less abundant in the pasture. No hormones or steroids used. Ailments are treated by natural herbal methods when possible, but antibiotics may be used as a last-resort life-saving measure. If an animal is treated with antibiotics, it is completely taken off-line until all antibiotics are out of its system and her natural strength is renewed. Milk, cream, and butter available.

Sadieville: Brook-Lin Jerseys, Linda Stone (owner/operator), (6 miles off I-75 between Lexington and Cincinnati), phone: 502-857-0066 (Pampered Pets), email: brooklinJerseys@yahoo.com, web: localharvest.org/brook-lin-jerseys-M13576 or brook-linJerseys.blogspot.com. Linda has an Animal Husbandry/Ag, Dairy degree from the State University of New York, is a retired Vet. tech. and has been milking cows for more than 25 years. The farm and cows have been AWA (animalwelfareapproved.org) for four years. The registered Jersey cows are bred and tested for A2 milk, are outside 24/7 on grass pastures and woods, and milked outside. They feed a limited amount of non-GMO grain ration mix with Crystal Creek’s Organic vitamins and minerals, with flax seed oil added. For additional minerals, Thorvin Kelp and Redmond salt are available free choice. They never feed commercial processed feed, soy, or wheat. Cows are vaccinated and milk is tested regularly. No unnecessary antibiotics are given. Visits welcome; you can pet the calves and try your hand at milking.

South Central KY:

  • Spring Hills Farm, Roland and Dawn Hoffman, 479 Payne Mill Rd., Glasgow KY 42141, phone: 270-646-2838, email: AllNatural@springhillsfarm.com, web: springhillsfarm.com. Pasture-raised goat meat and pasture-raised beef, with no hormones or prophylactic antibiotics.
  • Thousand Hills Farm, Quentin or Bethany, (South Central KY near Summer Shade), phone: 1-765-586-8464, email: thousandhillsfarm11@gmail.com, web: localharvest.org/thousand-hills-farm-M44144. Forming herdshares: One-time payment of $100 buys part ownership in a cow, plus $34/week boarding and delivery fee. They will deliver to Louisville, Lexington, and Nashville for groups of 10 shares or more, and to Bowling Green, Elizabethtown and Glasgow for 5 shares or more. Milking Jerseys right now but looking to move towards the Ayrshire breed. They run their dairy herd on a managed intensive grazing program maximizing production on forage, feeding only small quantities of grain (6 pounds/day or less). In the winter they combine feed with root crops and hay from the farm. The farm has not had non-organic chemicals used on it in over 5 years. They plan to run the farm with draft animals. Also have eggs and plan to have lamb, wool and possibly sheep milk. Visits are welcome any time.

Union Star: King Farms, Jay King, 79 Bruner Ridge Lane, Union Star KY 40171, phone: 270- 547-6702. Cowshares and goatshares available, 100% grass-fed, raw cow and goat milk available for pet consumption. Also butter, cream, and buttermilk; free-range, grass-fed beef, buffalo, and goat meat; free-range chicken, geese, duck and turkey; and free-range eggs. No hormones or antibiotics used.

Williamstown: Carmen Lebo, phone: 859-391-7322, email: kymistymeadow@hotmail.com. Raw goat milk for soap making, etc. from Nubian goats will be available again in May 2014. No hormones or antibiotics used. Green and brown eggs. available.

8 thoughts on “Kentucky

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  2. I need a farm that is 45 minutes from my home in Louisville near Bowman Field. I would like to come once a month and purchase 12 gallons of milk at $5 or $6 a gallon plus the cost of the cowshare and would need to be present at milking for KOSHER purposes. If know how that can be done!

    • Check out grasscorp.net. They have an awesome product and are great people. They are located in Southern Indiana, close to 45 min away from Louisville.

  3. Hello Kentucky Dairy Farmers! Where are all the guernsey’s ? We live in Northern Ky and been looking for 2 years. Keep up the good work!

  4. I also live in Northern Kentucky and would like to know a place where I can buy raw milk. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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