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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 improved 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 Michigan:

Ada: The Garden of Ethan, Ethan Teerling, phone/text: 616-570-1874, email: eteerling@yahoo.com, web: freewebs.com/teerling/. Herdshares available for raw goat milk from hand-milked, grass-fed Saanen and mini-Saanen does. Pick up only.

Allenton: Beverly Farms LLC, 14791 Terry Road, Allenton MI 48002 (western St. Clair County, N of Detroit, S of I-69, SE of Imlay City, between Capac and Port Huron), phone: 810-441-6466, email: lgarno@planwithheritage.com. Small raw milk dairy with Jersey and Guernsey cows on pasture 24/7 during warm season. Cowshares available for new owners to get raw milk from freshened heifers. Pick-up at farm or drop-off points. Call or email if interested. Serving Macomb, St. Clair, and Lapeer counties, and northern Wayne and Oakland counties.

Almont:

  • Hicks Dairy, 5103 Fish Lake Rd, North Branch MI 48461, phone: 810-523-3771, email: hicksdairyfarm63@yahoo.com, web: hicksorganicfood.com. Certified Organic, offering cowshares for obtaining raw dairy from their pastured Dutch Belted breed in which they have one of only 200 registered bulls in the US. They also offer other dairy products such as cheese, butter, cream, and kefir. Meat products include beef, emu, chicken, lamb, pork, and soy-free eggs, syrup, honey, soaps, salts, and other minerals. They have seven drop points now, and if there is enough interest they will establish others, so let them know where you are.
  • My Family Co-Op Washington TWP at 57911 Van Dyke Rd at Total Health Systems every Tuesday. Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon and Fridays from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted in Michigan.

Alto: The Angelus Farms, Dennis and Beth, phone: 616-868-7339, email: dbgravel23@gmail.com, web: theangelusfarms.com. Cowshares in their Guernsey herd; $150/ share. $12/week boarding fees. No charge for 2 gallons of milk per share per week. Tours and visits welcome.

Ann Arbor area:

  • Firesign Family Farm, Ruth Ehman, phone: 734-449-0247, email: ruthehman@live.com, web: firesignfamilyfarm.com, Facebook: FiresignFamilyFarm. Hand-milking pastured Jersey cows and Nigerian Dwarf and Alpine goats. Offering milk, butter, yogurt, kefir, cream, soft cheeses, hard cheeses, and whey. Also tours, farmsteading classes, farm stay vacations and “hands-on” educational opportunities. Also naturally raised pork, beef, lamb, broilers, rabbit, and turkey. Firesign Family Farm is committed to the principles of sustainable, natural, organic farming.
  • Hicks Dairy delivering every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: hicksdairyfarm63@yahoo.com, or call 810-523-3771.
  • Honored Prairie, web: michigan.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.
  • My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.
  • People’s Food Co-Op, phone: 734-994-9174. Raw milk cheeses, organic cheeses, and non-homogenized (but pasteurized) cow milk and goat milk.
  • Zingerman’s, toll-free: 888-636-8162, web: zingermans.com/category.aspx?category=cheeses. Raw milk cheeses shipped all over the US.

Baroda: Shafer’s Hickory Creek Dairy, Greg Shafer (owner), phone: 269-470-6890, email: gregshafer77@yahoo.com, web: hickorycreekdairy.com. Small fourth generation family farm using organic practices. Raw milk cowshares (Jerseys and cross-bred cows) and goatshares (Nubian, Saanens, Alpine and cross-bred goats) available. Animals are raised on pasture and family-grown hay. No hormones, chemical pesticide, herbicide, or GMO seed used. Red Haven peaches, and grapes (they produce for Welch’s and local wineries). Delivery options in the general Kalamazoo area and surrounds.

Battle Creek Area: Honored Prairie, web: michigan.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.

Bellevue:

  • Clear Creek Farms, Cara Nuding, 4924 Hill Rd., Bellevue MI 49021, phone: 269-763-9134. Raw goat milk available, free-range chickens, turkeys, and eggs.
  • Gottes Belle Farm, Heather Brauer, (7 mi N of Battle Creek; 1/2 mi off M-66), phone: 269-758-4420, email: gottesbellefarm@yahoo.com, web: gottesbellefarm.blogspot.com, Facebook: GottesBelleFarm. Saanen and Saanen cross dairy goats allowed browse, free-choice hay, and some grain at milking. Farm does not vaccinate or use chemical wormers or antibiotics as a preventative measure, only when needed. Herdshares available for $35 buy-in and $35/month boarding fee, providing one gallon of raw goat milk per week. Goat milk soap for $5-6 a bar. Scheduled tours welcome. When contacting them by email, please use subject line: Gottes Belle Farm Inquiry, to ensure your email is not caught by the spam filter.

Bloomfield: My Family Co-Op delivering at 3061 N. Adams Rd every Wednesday. Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon and Friday 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted in Michigan.

West Bloomfield: My Family Co-Op delivering at 4100 Walnut Lake Rd. every Wednesday. Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon and Friday 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted in Michigan.

Boyne City: Pamela Graves, DVM, 05603 Church Road, Boyne City MI, phone: 231-675-8212. Raw goat milk available from Saanen and Alpine goats. Free-range goats on fresh pasture supplemented with whole corn, sunflower seeds, and Purina Goat Chow. CAE free herd. No intact male goat on premises. Soft and hard goat cheeses available upon request.

Brighton:

  • Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
  • Hicks Dairy delivering every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: hicksdairyfarm63@yahoo.com, or call 810-523-3771.
  • My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Byron Center: Regan Family Farm (near M-6 and US131), phone: 616-878-6056, web: providentroad.com. They offer cowshares for raw cow milk from a pastured Jersey cow, as well as goatshares for raw goat milk from their registered herd of Alpine and LaMancha dairy goats. The goats are bred for excellence and all (including the cow) are fed hay and mix of natural grain products from local farmers. No steroids, hormones or additives are used. Also offering: brown eggs from their flock of free-range chickens and freshly milled whole wheat bread upon request. Call ahead for pick up time, cost and directions or visit their website.

Canton: My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Cement City: Milligan Dairy Farm in Parma has a drop site here. See their main listing under Parma for more information.

Chelsea: Milligan Dairy Farm in Parma has a drop site here. See their main listing under Parma for more information.

Chesterfield:

  • (and St. Clair Shores) Hicks Dairy delivering every other Wednesday from 11:00 a.m until 11:30 a.m. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: hicksdairyfarm63@yahoo.com, or call 810-523-3771.
  • My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Clarkston:

  • Hicks Dairy delivering every Wednesday from 3:00p.m until 3:30 p.m. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: hicksdairyfarm63@yahoo.com, or call 810- 523-3771.
  • My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Concord: M’Organic Meadows Meats & Poultry, John and Stephanie Finegan, 15695 Behling Rd., Concord MI 49237, phone: 517-358-8540, email: eatmimeat@gmail.com, web: EatMiMeat.com. Certified Naturally Grown  family farm; non Certified Organic. Offers a farmshare program for pastured beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck, rabbit, and eggs.  Bulk meat also available. There are several delivery options as well as an interest-free payment plan for farmshare members.  Most all of their animals are heritage breeds, all raised on pasture and never indoors. Pigs and poultry are fed Certified Organic feeds. Soy-free options are available, please call. See website for more details.

Coopersville: Steve-N-Sons Grassfields Cheese, 14238 60th Avenue, Coopersville MI 49404, phone: 616-997-8251, email: grassfieldscheese@gmail.com, web: grassfieldscheese.com or migreenpastures.com. For information about cowshares, please email Betsy Meerman at migreenpastures@gmail.com. They have Certified Organic raw milk through cowshares available, as well as an on-farm store where they sell Certified Organic raw milk artisanal cheeses which they make from their own pastured cow’s milk; pastured meats; eggs from free-range pastured chickens; and other seasonal products. Their products are free of antibiotics, hormones, steroids, and –cides. See their website for more information.

Croton: Mike and Amanda Jones, (off M-82, 4 miles west of 31), phone: 231-937-4581, email: wildwoodwholisticarts@hotmail.com. Pastured Saanen, Alpine, and Nubian goats. Not certified, but fed organic grain and good quality hay. Also have organic herbal products available.

Detroit Area: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding, See listing under Howell.

Dorr: Nancy and Linus Heibel, 2879 144th Ave., Dorr MI 49323, phone: 616-896-8418, email: gorafarm@hotmail.com. A Grade A commercial dairy for eight years, they now provide goatshares to those wishing to drink organic raw goat milk from their own goats. They raise their own grain and hay for their animals. They have over 35 years of organic gardening experience and offer fresh strawberries and produce in season–including many old-fashioned heirloom vegetables. Free-range eggs and turkeys (average 12-15 pounds). No hybrids or GMO on this farm.

Durand:

  • Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
  • Truth Organics, phone: 810-422-7414 or 810-217-6165. Raw milk cow shares offered from small Jersey herd. Pickup at farm or call for our delivery sites. Cows are fed certified organic hay that grown on-site. Pastured at all times throughout the  year. A2/A2 herd with rich butterfat content. Testing done often.

Eaton Rapids, Windy Acres Farm, Fred & Mary Kay Layman, phone: 517-646-6237, email: flaymo55@wowway.com. Cow shares one year lease $50, $25/mo boarding fee entitled to one gallon of milk per week. Herd is Jersey/Kentshire mix and Guernsey fed with owners’ hay/alfalfa and locally grown organic spelt.

Farmington Hills: My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Fenton: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Flint: Simple Times Food, Brad & Audrey Burk (owners), phone: 810-280-2143, email: simpletimesfood@gmail.com, web: simpletimesfood.com. Cow and goat boarding for access to raw milk and raw milk products like yogurt, cheese, ice cream, and butter. Other products include organic and naturally raised meats; sprouted grain; sourdough bread; raw sauerkraut; bulk organic herbs, spices, and teas; plantain salves; bentonite clay deodorant; goat milk soap; and more.

Flint Grand-Blanc: My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Fostoria: Oliver Farms, 815 W. Burnside Rd, Fostoria MI 48435, 810-793-7289, web: oliverfarms.com, email: oliverfarmsdairy@aol.com. Certified Organic family owned and operated dairy farm in the northwest corner of Lapeer County. They offer a cowshare program for obtaining raw milk and a line of raw cow milk cheeses including Cheddar, Colby, Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, gouda, garden blend, and garlic herb. Other products available include soy-free and grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb (when available) and chicken and eggs from local growers.

Fowlerville: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Gaylord: Liberty Valley Ranch, Bob & Jane Rau, phone: 989-731-0149, email: rausrus@yahoo.com. Family owned and operated ranch with a small herd of Sanaan, Nubian and Alpine dairy goats. They offer a goatshare program making it possible for people to obtain raw milk from their own animals. They started this venture as a way to provide raw goat milk for their grandchild at her doctor’s recommendation. They quickly realized the health benefits of raw goat milk and decided to invest more of themselves and their ranch into the dairy goat business.

Genessee County: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Goodrich: Simple Times Food, Brad & Audrey Burk (owners), phone: 810-280-2143, email: simpletimesfood@gmail.com, web: simpletimesfood.com. Cow and goat boarding for access to raw milk and raw milk products like yogurt, cheese, ice cream, and butter. Other products include organic and naturally raised meats; sprouted grain; sourdough bread; raw sauerkraut; bulk organic herbs, spices, and teas; plantain salves; bentonite clay deodorant; goat milk soap; and more.

Grand Rapids:

  • Cunningham Farms, Jason, Grant MI 49327, email: cunninghamfarms49327@gmail.com, web:  cunninghamfarms.net, Facebook: facebook.com/cunninghamfarms49327. Goat herdshares available. Goats are pasture fed or given alfalfa hay in the off season, plus all natural grain. No pesticides or GMOs used. Herdshares involve a one-time fee of $25, then $8 per week per share for taking care of your animal. You are entitled to about one gallon of milk per share, per week for owning your portion of the herd. Pick up points in the Grand Rapids area are available. Farm tours are available. Email with questions.
  • Honored Prairie, web: michigan.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.

Hanover: Pulaski Treasures Farm, Hanover MI, email: Pulaskitreasures@hotmail.com, web: milkshare.webs.com. Offering dairy goat herdshares, eggs, milk kefir, water kefir, cheese, and butchered whole rabbits.

Hart: Good Life Dairy LLC, Andy & Denise Wright, 4520 E. Filmore, Hart MI 49420, phone: 231-873-3737, email: adwright@netpenny.net. Goatshares and cowshares available; animals are organically raised and cared for, no antibiotics, no growth hormones, no pasteurization, no homogenization, no chemicals. Pastured from April to November and fed hay in winter. They receive minimal amounts of Certified Organic grains. Farm also has other organic, pastured meat and poultry products available.

Hartland: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Hillsdale/Allen: Nature’s Bounty Farm, Lowell and Amy Huepenbecker and children, 7800 Arkansaw Rd., Allen MI 49227, phone: 517-869-3667, email: nbf@frontiernet.net, web: naturesbountyfarms.com, Facebook: Nature’s Bounty Farm. Small herd of Jersey dairy cows, with cowshares available. They are a grass-based dairy, on Certified Organic pastures. They also raise chicken and turkey (no antibiotics or hormones used), grass-finished beef, and Berkshire pork. They make maple syrup, and have an organic vegetable CSA program which utilizes a hoop house and root cellar for season extension.

Holly: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Howard City: Herdshares available, phone: 231-937-5911. Share owners are entitled to raw milk from their own animals. No chemicals used.

Howell: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding LLC (10 miles north of Howell, 5 miles south of Byron) Kris Unger, phone: 517-546-8091, e-mail ungers4@sbcglobal.net. Herd shares available. Cows are pastured 24/7 once pastures are available. No grain consumed during grazing season. Only certified organic corn and oats fed during winter months, and then only small amounts plus hay. Mostly Jersey cows with a few Milking Shorthorns, currently a Guernsey A2A2 bull is being used. No chemical pesticides or herbicides used on farm, no GMO, no soy. This is a herd share, ownership is good for as long as customer wants. Call for more information and to set a time for viewing the farm and see how they  care for the cows.

Howell/Fowlerville: Simple Shepherd Farm, Scott and Morgan Leary, phone: 989-627-5901, email: simpleshepherdfarm@gmail.com. Offering farm shares with goat dairy, poultry, pork, eggs both duck and chicken, veggies, and more. All feed is organic and soy free. No chemical wormers, antibiotics, or hormones.

Indian River: Herdly Kidding, Kathy Coe, 2031 Chippewa Beach Rd., Indian River MI 49749, phone: 231-238-0504, email: kathycoe58@gmail.com, facebook: facebook.com/Herdlykiddingfarm. They offer a herdshare program with Nubian goats and sheep. Please inquire, shares are limited. Past members and directors of Organic Growers of Michigan, Michigan Dairy Goat Society and several co-ops.

Jackson Area: Honored Prairie, web: michigan.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.

Jones: Sunshine Hill Alpines, Jammie Weeks, 12010 Bladhill St., Jones MI 49061, phone: 269-816-5504, email: jkdairy08@yahoo.com. Raw goat milk and cheese shares from registered French Alpine goats, available all year long. Farm has been doing shares since 2008. Shares sell for $50/year, nonrefundable. Milk $8/gallon, Feta cheese $16/pound, kefir $6/quart, yogurt $9/quart, cream for ice cream $5/quart. They will sell goat meat beginning in Fall 2013. Other cheeses also available. Call or email for more information.

Kalkaska: Borgen Family Farm, Matthew & Pamela Borgen, 726 Anderson Rd., Kalkaska MI 49646, phone: 231-649-5678, email: borgenfamilyfarm@yahoo.com. Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, and Holstein cows, fed mostly grass, silage in the winter, some grain. Their cowshare program includes milk, cream, and butter.

Kalamazoo Area;

  • CloverDale Farms, Travis & Trica Bartholomew, 11375 South 37th St., Scotts MI 49088, phone: 269-626-0030, email: tbartathome@aol.com. Small family owned, pasture-based operation with a few goatshares available. Also producing 100% grass-fed beef, eggs from their free-range pasture-fed chickens, and pork from hogs raised outdoors. The livestock on their farm are raised without the use of antibiotics, hormones, or chemicals.
  • Honored Prairie, web: michigan.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.
  • Moo-nique Dairy, Tyler and Nadine Stutzman, see listing under Vandalia for more information.
  • See also Shafer’s Hickory Creek Dairy in Baroda; they deliver in Kalamazoo area.
Lake City, 3rd Day Farm, Anne and Bob Gothard, 3234 S. LaChance Rd., Lake City MI 49651 (halfway between Cadillac and Traverse City, on S. LaChance, N of M-55), phone: 231-775-5091 (home) or 231-884-5683 (cell), email: 3rddayfarm@gmail.com, web: 3rddayfarm.com. Farm raises Jersey/Guernsey, Holstein, Brown Swiss cross milk cows; Nubian, Alpine cross milk goats; Yorkshire cross pigs; and free-range chicken (eggs available too). All grain used is non-GMO. They free feed sea kelp and have it included with their feed mixture; no synthetic mineral or vitamins are added. Cowshares, goatshares, and meats for sale at the farm or drop off. Farm store hours are 10 am to 6 pm (no Sunday sales), or by appointment. They also offer classes in backyard beekeeping and goat/cow milk soap making.Tours are available and they encourage visits by school classes. The farm also raises Certified Naturally Grown (naturallygrown.org) heirloom vegetables and this year will be growing fresh vegetables year around. You can buy their fresh vegetables at the Cadillac Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Lake Orion: My Family Coop, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063, web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, and syrup.

Lakeview: Goatshares, email: gingmf1980@yahoo.com, phone: 989-400-2407. Shares in Alpine dairy goats; $25 lease with $20 boarding fee. Limited shares available for the season. One share entitles you to one gallon of milk per week. This averages out to around $6.50 per gallon during a six-month agreement.

Lansing/Dimondale:

  • Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
  • Honored Prairie, web: michigan.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.
  • WoodSpryte Farm Finnsheep and Gourmet Garlic, Tiffany Rich, Dimondale MI, phone: 517-719-5468, email: woodspryte.farm@gmail.com, Five-cow Jersey herd in mid-Michigan; limited shares open.Have run a successful herd share program for five years. New goat shares open, we have limited number, starting end of May 2014. Non-GMO feed, humanely treated animals, grass/hay fed. Spots fill fast. Member of Michigan Fresh Milk Council, realmilk.com, FTCLDF.

Lapeer County: See Beverly Farms LLC under Allenton.

Levering: Cradle Knoll Farm, 1515 Strong Road, Levering MI 49755, phone: 231-537-4962, web: cradleknollfarm.org. Herdshares $20 with $3 weekly boarding fee; provides one gallon of milk per week.

Linden: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Livingston Co

Macomb County: See Beverly Farms LLC under Allenton.

Manton, McNutt Valley, Shayanna McNutt, 6481 N. 35 Rd, Manton, MI, 49663, phone: 231-429-8466, email: Mcnuttvalley@gmail.com, web: mcnuttvalley.webs.com.  American Alpine dairy goat herdshares. Each share is equal to 1/7th of the producing herd until the farm is expanded. A one time $25 purchasing fee plus a $25 monthly boarding fee for care of your goat entitles you to approximately one gallon of your goats’ product on a weekly basis. Half shares also available. Goats are pastured and fed locally grown oats on the stand while being hand milked. Manure also available. Available as pickup from farm or drop-off locally within reason. Call or text at any time for more information or to come visit.

Marion:

  • Baker’s Green Acres, Mark and Jill Baker, 1579 Brinks Rd. Marion, MI 49665, phone: 231-825-0293, email: bakersgreenacres@yahoo.com, website: bakersgreenacres.com, Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Bakers-Green-Acres/115927875089557. Jersey cows, rotationally grazed on pasture or hay as the season dictates. They are fed small rations of grain at milking time. Herd shares are available for $20/share (1 gallon/week, one time purchase), with a monthly care and boarding fee of $36/month per share. Half shares ($10 to purchase and $18/month) and multiple shares are available. Pick-ups available on-farm, or at drop points in Traverse City and Thompsonville. Contact by phone or e-mail anytime for more information and to arrange a herd share purchase.
  • Camel Milk Association, 6757 19 Mile Rd, Marion MI 49665, phone: 1-231-878-6528, email: info@camelmilkassociation.org, web: camelmilkassociation.org. This private membership association delivers raw camel milk to your door anywhere in the US via online ordering. Camels receive soy-free, GMO-free feed. Hormones and antibiotics are not used.
  • Rockey Whey Farm, (3 miles west of M-66 between Remus and Lake City; approx. 15 miles east of 131, exit 168 Tustin/Bristol), Keven and Heather Rider, phone: 231-743-2898, email: rockeywheyfarm@att.net, web: rockeywheygoatfarm-michigan.com. Goatshare program for those who enjoy drinking fresh, raw, goat milk but do not have the time or property to keep goats themselves. They also have brown eggs available from a variety of breeds of free-range chickens. Homemade goat milk soap and herbal salves are usually available. They hope to have fresh feta cheese and yogurt available in the summer. Please call or email to get more information, or to set up a farm visit.
Marquette: Badger Creek Farm, Michael Hainstock, 425 Co. Rd. 492, Marquette, MI, 49855, phone: 906-361-8482, email: badgercreekfarm@gmail.com, web: www.badgercreekfarm.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/badgercreekfarm. Alpine/Nubian dairy goat shares, certified naturally grown. Delivery available to drop site in Marquette on Tuesday/Saturday. Call or email for pricing and current availability.

Marshall: T & T Farm, Tim and Tara Small (owners), phone: 517-812-3504. A small farm just outside of Marshall offering cowshares for raw Jersey milk and other dairy products. Cows are grazed on pasture when the grass is growing and fed hay in the winter. Cows receive very little grain (a couple handfuls) to coax them in for milking and to maintain good body condition. Their cows raise their own calves and calves are allowed to be with their mothers. They raise their animals without the use of chemicals and they feed only organic approved supplements. They also sell grass-fed beef, pastured pork, eggs, and raise chickens to order. Call for cowshare details or to arrange a farm visit.

Mason: Milligan Dairy Farm in Parma has a drop site here. See their main listing under Parma for more information.

Mayville: Stone Cottage Farm, David and Christina Beecher, web: stone-cottage-farm.com,, email: dave@stone-cottage-farm.com or chrissy@stone-cottage-farm.com, phone: 989-529-1937. Goatshares from herd of registered Alpines and Nubian goats. No antibiotics or chemicals in pasture. Hay cut from these same fields. Free-range eggs, vegetables in season.

Millford: My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Millington: Goat Gate Farm, John and Thresa Schumitsch, phone: 989-871-2971, email: schumit3@tds.net. Just east off M15. Family owned and operated. Goatshares, eggs, goat milk soap, goat meat. Hay from their fields. No chemicals, antibiotics, hormones, steroids, or GMOs used. They will have honey in fall. Pork, lamb, duck, and turkey (when available). Ask about wool and mohair.

Oakland County:

  • Beverly Farms LLC: See listing under Allenton (they serve north Oakland County)
  • Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Otsego:  Thundering Oak Highlands, Eric and Gwen Conarton, 8366 West B Ave, Otsego MI 49078, phone: 269-547-7262, email: gwen@conarton.net, Facebook: Thundering Oak Highlands.  Herdshares available for Jersey cow milk and Nubian goat milk bottled in glass. Also have brown eggs, grass-fed highland beef, pork, chicken. Visitors are welcome. Call or email first.

Owosso: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Parma: Milligan Dairy Farm, Duane and Lucinda Milligan, Parma MI, phone: 517-937-3612, web: milligandairyfarm.com. Raw milk through a cowshare program on this fifth generation, Grade A dairy farm. Farm has received awards every year for their milk. They are running an SCC under 150,000 and their bacteria count is below 5,000, standards that are required in states that allow the sale of raw milk. They farm biologically without GMOs, chemicals or hormones, and are transitioning their Jersey, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Holstein cows to a grass-based diet. Cows are on pasture when weather allows.

Parshallville / Fenton: Copeland Acres, 6291 Linden Road, Fenton MI 48430, phone: 810-629-6476, email: pennylane.abbeyroad@gmail.com. Family owned and operated farm offering goat milk shares from their registered Alpine herd. The goats are raised on pasture and locally grown hay. Feta, ricotta and chevre cheeses available as well as kefir. Organic English Muffin bread (made w/ kefir) available on request. A variety of farm-made goat milk soaps are also available. Eggs from their free-range chickens are also offered. All offerings from the farm are limited to shareholders only. Call to schedule a visit to meet the herd and become a shareholder.

Pinckney:

  • Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
  • Garden Patch Farm, Tim & Robin Leonard, 1523 E. M-36, Pinckney MI 48169, phone: 734-878-2920, web: gardenpatchfarm.com, email: robin@gardenpatchfarm.com. Certified Organic for more than 10 years. Very small goatshare program, Grade B Toggenburg goats, fed organic hay and Certified Organic grain from a local organic farm, also on pasture that has never been sprayed. Other organic products available: heirloom vegetables, day range chicken and duck eggs, raw honey, raw sauerkraut, sprouted spelt flour, and poultry occasionally. Also have a 14-week vegetable and melon CSA and a roadside farmstand. No chemicals or GMO used.

Plymouth: My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Port Huron: Hicks Dairy can deliver raw dairy and farm food. If interested, visit their website, hicksorganicfood.com

Rochester: My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Royal Oak:

  • Hicks Dairy delivering every Wednesday. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: hicksdairyfarm63@yahoo.com, or call 810-523-3771
  • My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Rodney: Roman’s Natural Farm, Darek & Nicole Roman, phone: 231-844-5662, email: romansnaturalfarm@yahoo.com. Farmshares available in a herd of Alpine, Nubian, and Saanen goats. Grass-fed, supplemented with Certified Organic feed from Graham’s Organics.

Saranac: Baie Klippe Farm (pronounced buyer clipper), Herb and Cindy Stanley, 5353 David Hwy, Saranac MI 48881, cell: 810-964-3925, email: cindy.stanley@yahoo.com, web: baieklippefarm.weebly.com. Small Jersey dairy herd, small Scottish Highland beef herd, Icelandic sheep herd, alpacas, free-range poultry, chickens, ducks, geese and guinea fowl, all out on pasture, and bees. Farm uses rotational grazing. Herdshares available. No hormones, antibiotics, or steroids used. They use aromatherapy with the animals. Although the farm is not organic, they adhere to natural practices and don’t sell anything they don’t eat themselves.

Scotts (Kalamazoo Area): Step-N-Tyme Farm, Carmen Bartholomew (owner), phone: 269-626-0105, email: scbartholomew@cs.com, web: localharvest.org/step-n-tyme-farm-M8862. Cowshare program from pasture-grazed cows. Pasture-grazed beef, buffalo, pig, chickens, turkeys and eggs are also available. No hormones, antibiotics or -cides used with any animal on the farm. They also sell meat rabbits.

Shelby: Kandyland Dairy, Kandy, phone: 231-578-5339 or Jackie, phone: 231-750-4413. Herdshares available for raw goat milk. Herdshare contract required. Milk is available year round.

Shiawasee County: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Southern Michigan: Milligan Dairy Farm, Duane and Lucinda Milligan, Parma MI, phone: 517-937-3612, web: milligandairyfarm.com. Raw milk through a cowshare program on this fifth generation, Grade A dairy farm. Farm has received awards every year for their milk. They are running an SCC under 150,000 and their bacteria count is below 5,000, standards that are required in states that allow the sale of raw milk. They farm biologically without GMOs, chemicals or hormones, and are transitioning their Jersey, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Holstein cows to a grass-based diet. Cows are on pasture when weather allows.

St. Clair County: See Beverly Farms LLC under Allenton.

St. Clair Shores:

  • Hicks Dairy delivering every other Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: hicksdairyfarm63@yahoo.com, or call 810-523-3771.
  • My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. Delivering to 950 Wadhams Rd every TuesdayThis co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted in Michigan.

Standish: Hill High Dairy LLC, Joe & Brenda Golimbieski, 2366 S. M-76, toll-free: 989-654-3281, email: bjscowboarding@yahoo.com. Small family farm with cowshares available so that you can drink Certified Organic raw milk from your own animals.

Sterling Heights: My Family Co-Op, Jenny, phone: 810-545-0063 (Mon, Tue, Thu from 10am-4pm), web: myfamilycoop.com. This co-op carries raw milk products from High Hill Dairy LLC, a Certified Organic dairy with A2 milk. The co-op also carries a variety of products from farms they know, including grass-fed beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken, eggs, honey, syrup, ice cream, and organic coffee roasted Michigan.

Tekonsha:

  • Asher Acres, Jim and Sandy Schreur and children, 2608 18 1/2 Mile Rd, Tekonsha MI 49092 (between Battle Creek, Jackson, Marshall, and Coldwater), phone: 517-617-7171 or 517-617-7174, email: jsschreur@aol.com, web: asheracres.com. Goatshares available from their herd of registered Alpine goats. The goats and a small herd of beef cows graze on pasture and hay that the family makes during the summer months. The small grain ration the goats get at milking is soy-free. The beef cows are grass fed only. Brown eggs are available from a small flock of free-range chickens and pastured poultry is available in season. Call or email to find out more about their products.
  • New Morning Dairy, David and Lori Smith, adult son Timothy, and their other children, 2484 18-1/2 Mile Rd., phone: 517-227-0414, email: dl.smith4him@gmail.com, web (for their collie business; dairy site coming soon): heritagefarmscollies.com. The family raises both grass fed dairy and beef cows along with rough collies. Son Timothy enjoyed raising chickens and beef, and milking cows and goats as a boy, and is now realizing his dream of operating a small dairy. He is milking four Jerseys with several young heifers that will be added to his milking herd in the future. The cows are grazed during the summer and fed hay during the winter. They are fed a minimal amount of grain while being milked. Call with any questions or to arrange a visit.

Three Rivers: Bluebird Farm, phone: 269-244-8207, web: bluebirdfarmandorchard.com. Offering grass-fed raw milk herdshares from a small herd including Jersey/Brown Swiss cows.

Tustin: Pine River Valley Goat Dairy, Jim & Rosie Tuttle, 20319 220th Ave., email: yorkynubian@hotmail.com, phone: 231-829-3475. Grade A goat milk with shares available from time to time in their purebred Nubian herd (5% butterfat or more, excellent for butter and cheese). Milk for orphaned pet use. Sometimes they have colostrum available. Clean of all animal health problems known to goats.

Vandalia: Moo-nique Dairy, Tyler and Nadine Stutzman, 59551 White Temple Rd., Vandalia MI 49095 (between Kalamazoo and South Bend), phone: 269-330-8432, email: info@mooniquedairy.com, web: mooniquedairy.com. Small family farm milking registered Jersey cows, with herd leases available. They are grass based, with their cows on pasture from early spring until late fall. They make hay from excess pasture during the summer months. They are not certified organic, but use organic farming practices. They also offer raw milk cheese (aged 60 days), and pastured soy-free eggs. All-natural pork is also available in many cuts, including no-nitrate brats and bacon. Currently deliver to 4 locations throughout Kalamazoo.

Waldron: Bumpus Holsteins, Ryan and Christine Bumpus, 13211 S. Meridian Rd. (US 127), phone: 517-937-9360, email: milkman@wcomco.com or milkman@wcomco.net. Family dairy with shares are available.

Washtenaw County: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.

Wayland: Autumn Acres, Rich and Tammy Tullar and son Tyler DeWeerd, 4351 Division St., Wayland MI 49348, phone 616-877-4801, web: autumn-acres-farm.com, email: autumnacrest@aol.com. Goatshares available from their herd of registered LaMancha and Alpine dairy goats. They have owned goats for over 30 years.

Wayne County: See Beverly Farms LLC under Allenton (they serve northern Wayne county)

White Cloud: Counting Sheep Farm, Elijah Peck (Eli), 5709 E 12th St., phone: 231-519-4865, email: espkurrly@yahoo.com. Cowshares available: Two Jersey cows milked twice a day and fed a grass and hay diet with some chop feed at milkings. Shares represent one milking (usually about 1 gallon of milk) and cost $52 per share for the lifetime of the cow. A monthly fee of $20 applies and pays for the boarding, feeding, milking, and otherwise caring for the cow.

Zeeland: Country Winds Farm, John & Mary Windemuller, 4711 64th Ave., Zeeland MI 49464 (between Hudsonville and Zeeland, about 20 minutes from Grand Rapids), phone: 616-875-8732, email: countrywinds@centurytel.net. Purebred Alpine and Nubian dairy goats pastured 24/7 in the warm months, and on farm-raised hay in the winter. Goatshares available so that you may drink raw milk and cream from your own animals. They also raise organic grass-fed chicken and eggs and have goat meat available. Grade A dairy, in business for 12 years.

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  1. I am so glad to have found this information. I have been an advocate of natural whole foods all my life. I will be investigating more, and would be interested in writing about this movement and the foundation.

      • I’m also looking for something near Monroe. There isn’t anything close even in Toledo. UGH!!! So sad for those willing to spend money on living the “whole” life.

        • Hi Jennifer,

          If you know of more people, Hicks Dairy may come down to deliver. I spoke with the gentleman on the phone and he said if there are enough people in a particular area that are interested in milk, he will add a new delivery site.

          • I am interested in this farm because it is fairly close to me. I understand why the name isn’t listed, but is there a way I can get their name emailed to me? Thanks!

          • I don’t have the bandwidth to keep that kind of track of the comments. I edit them, putting [redacted] in place of any text I remove, and that changes the original comment in the system. So I do not remember what the original comment said or have a way to retrieve it. Sorry I can’t help.

    • [redacted] does a drop bi-weekly in Sylvania, OH which is right at the Ohio/MI border. Just google them for more info.

      • Thank you for your helpfulness! Please encourage your source to contact us and be listed here. Because gov’t agencies use these listings to find and harass farmers, we don’t list or mention anyone unless they have agreed to be listed. Thanks for understanding!

      • The name of the dairy isn’t appearing on the post. Can you repost with the name of the dairy and possibly their contact information. The Ohio/MI border is about 40 mins from me and i wouldn’t mind driving down there if that is the only option I have.

        • Oops! I posted this under the wrong comment at first. I am interested in this farm because it is fairly close to me. I understand why the name isn’t listed, but is there a way I can get their name emailed to me? Thanks!

          • I don’t have the bandwidth to keep that kind of track of the comments. I edit them, putting [redacted] in place of any text I remove, and that changes the original comment in the system. So I do not remember what the original comment said or have a way to retrieve it. Sorry I can’t help.

  2. Camel dairy farming is an alternative to cow milk in dry regions of the world where bovine farming consumes large amounts of water and electricity to power air-conditioned halls and cooling sprinkler systems. Camel farming, by utilising a native species well-adapted to arid regions, able to eat salty desert plants, has been linked to de-desertification by UNESCO. .,”‘

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  3. I am interested in finding a goat share. I would like to pick it up at a drop off point near Royal Oak, Michigan or somewhere in Oakland County, Michigan.

  4. We are looking for someone to supply raw cow’s milk to the Lansing area. Driving to the Detroit subs/Brighton is just too far. Are there any others from Lansing out there?

  5. I live in the downriver area and can’t seem to find a source nearby with a cow share program. I’m pretty close to Monroe county. Did you guys find/establish something in Monroe county? I already looked into Calder’s but as their milk is pasteurized.

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  7. I am considering establishing a raw A2 milk dairy in Ellsworth, MI. We are presently a breeding operation with 25 Irish Dexter/Jersey crosses. We would need considerable upgrades to our infrastructure to supply a worthy product of any volume. Any suggestions from those in the know?

  8. Thank you. I will plan on it. At present I am still developing a business plan and considering how elaborate the parlor will need to be in order to insure a safe product. Any suggestions on how to reduce to the infrastructure cost? Are there scaled down pipe line systems, used or new, available? The small self-contained cart milkers may be the way to go at first? I will need to construct a building and am open to construction plans. My cows are 36-42 inches in height so elevating them a little seems the wise thing to do for my old back.

  9. I will be visiting MI in July and am looking for access to raw milk for a week., only a gallon. Is this impossible since you can only sell shares? Feeling grateful for our legal raw milk here in CA!

  10. Please help us find raw milk in Traverse City!
    As of June 2014, we no longer have a farmer to deliver .

    Thanks!

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