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Caring for Fresh Milk: Consumers’ Guide to Preserving the Quality of Fresh, Unprocessed Whole Milk
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This 32-page booklet covers the procurement, handling, transportation, storage, and more of this precious, tasty healthy food resource.
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Important Message to All Raw Milk Producers and Consumers:
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) protects your right to provide and obtain raw milk. All raw milk producers should be members of the FTCLDF and we strongly encourage all raw milk consumers to help protect their access to raw milk by becoming consumer members as well. www.farmtoconsumer.org
US Listings–Click on a state and the listings will appear below the Notes.
- 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.
- NO ADVERTISING: The Foundation accepts no money for the listings; the listings are not advertisements. All listings are at the sole discretion of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
- NO MARKETING: The email addresses listed here are not to be used for any purpose other than to contact the farmers regarding the availability of their products. Use of the listed email addresses for marketing or other such purposes is strictly prohibited.
- RAW MILK CONSUMERS PLEASE NOTE: This list of raw milk sources probably represents only a portion of the raw milk producers in your state. For additional raw milk sources, contact your local Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Leader.
- RAW MILK PRODUCERS PLEASE NOTE: The FDA and State Agencies have discovered this list and sometimes use it for their own purposes, so exercise caution with your listing. If you choose not to have a listing, make sure your local WAPF Chapter Leader has your name for referrals.
- 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.
- LISTING SOURCES: The listings here are provided by people who discover sources of real milk in their communities and tell us about them. If you discover a listed supplier is no longer providing real milk, please tell us about it by following the instructions on the Add, Update, or Remove a Listing page. We trust our members and consumers to check out each farm to make sure it is clean and that the cows are mostly pasture fed.
Statewide–Herdshare/Private Buying Clubs:
Woodside Meadows Farm: Rudy and Amanda Bricker, Statewide delivery from Deford, MI, Amish farm. They provide herd shares to obtain raw milk. They are a grassfed base dairy implementing organic practice. They provide a delivery service to the Southern Metro area including Flint. For current deliveries they are listed on the website www.rawmilkdrinker.com, or if interested in obtaining a herdshare agreement contact Jenny at email@example.com.
- Clearview Valley Farm: an Amish family farm in Quarryville, PA, that can ship directly to your door. Offering grassfed food nationwide at www.clearviewvalleyfarm.com or feel free to contact the farmer directly at 717-786-0877 or email Abnerlapp@gmail.com. All the products are free of chemicals, soy, antibiotics and hormones, They sell 100 percent raw A2 cows milk from Jersey cows, 15 different kinds of cheese, butter, yogurt, kefir, heavy cream, and sour cream. Raw goat and sheep milk. Soy-free pastured eggs, (brown and blue-green). 100 percent grassfed beef and veal. Pork, lamb, turkey, rabbit, and chicken. Sausage, steaks, bone broths, ground meats, and jerky. A private membership association. Contact them to become a member.
- Dorr: Nancy and Linus Heibel, 2879 144th Ave. Dorr, MI 49323, phone: 616-896-8418, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- Otsego: Thundering Oak Highlands, Eric and Gwen Conarton, 8366 West B Ave. Otsego, MI 49078, phone: 269-547-7262, email: email@example.com, Facebook: Thundering Oak Highlands. Herdshares available for Jersey cow milk and Nubian goat milk bottled in glass. Also have brown eggs, grassfed highland beef, pork, chicken. Visitors are welcome. Call or email first.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Goatshares available from their herd of registered Lamancha and Alpine dairy goats. They have owned goats for over 30 years.
- 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: email@example.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 grassfed 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.
- Jones: Sunshine Hill Alpines, Jammie Weeks, 12010 Bladhill St. Jones, MI 49061, phone: 269-816-5504, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Other cheeses also available. Call or email for more information.
- Marcellus: Heavenly Dream’s Dairy Goats, phone: 269-535-2622, email: email@example.com, Facebook: Heavenly-Dreams-Dairy-Goats-2112982678940113/. Alpines, Nubians, and NuPines. Herd management and feeding practices are all organic. Products include cheese, and raw milk year-round. Sample prices (especially for fluid milk) yearly share fee is $25/weekly; broad fee is $10 which gives you one gallon a week and any gallon needed after that is $5/gallon. They also make raw milk soaps. Must come to farm on your scheduled day of the week, farm store hours Mon.-Sat. 9 am – 6 pm, closed Sundays. Hours for phone calls same as store hours, tours are available Sat. only.
- Vandalia: Moo-nique Dairy, Tyler and Nadine Stutzman, 59551 White Temple Rd. Vandalia, MI 49095 (central to Three Rivers, Niles, Elkhart/IN in SW Michigan), phone: 269-479-6451, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: mooniquedairy.com. Small family farm milking 35 primarily Jersey cows, with herd leases available. They are grass-based, with their cows on pasture from spring until late fall. They are not certified organic but use organic farming practices. They machine milk into a closed system. Milk is immediately strained, pre-chilled, and stored in a closed bulk tank. Scheduled farm visits are welcomed. They also offer raw milk cheese (aged 60 days) and Greek yogurt made from their milk. Also available at the farm or on deliveries are pastured chicken and duck eggs, pastured no-nitrate pork, pastured beef, pastured chicken, raw unfiltered honey, local maple syrup, and as-close-to-local extra virgin olive oil as you can get in Michigan. Everything produced or sold on their farm is pastured, hormone-free, steroid-free, antibiotic-free, and GMO-free. They deliver weekly to five locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Paw Paw. Farm pick-up is also available.
- Wolverine: Serendipity Farms, Wendy Babcock, phone: 231-357-4001. Members of Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, Michigan Department of Ag licensed, MAEAP verified, and members of Weston A. Price Foundation. They pasture raise all their animals and feed soy-free/non-GMO grains when milking. They offer herdshares for Jersey cows and Nubian goats.
- Bark River: Jorasz Family Ranch, Andy & Teri Jorasz, 5385 D Road, Bark River, MI, 49807, phone: 906-295-0588, email: email@example.com, web: www.joraszfamilyranch.com, Facebook: joraszfamilyranch. Family owned and operated, serving Delta, Menominee, Marquette and Dickinson Counties. Brown Swiss dairy cattle, A2/A2 tested, grassfed, pastured as Michigan seasons permit. Supplemented with non-GMO feed during milking. No antibiotics unless life threatening condition, then milk withheld until clear; no growth hormones, no pesticides, no herbicides. Offering herdshares, $100/share, $35/month board, half shares and multiple shares available. One whole share entitles the owner to approximately one gallon/week of raw, filtered, A2/A2 milk, 52 weeks a year. Raw milk is pick-up at the farm, pick up points in Marquette and Norway, MI, as well. Located 15 mins west of Escanaba: From Escanaba, take US 2 & 41 west, go 10 miles, turn right at the caution light in Bark River, farm is 2.5 miles on left- there is a sign. They are open for business by appointment, call or email any time- they encourage scheduled visitors. They also offer grassfed heritage Hereford and Duroc pork, Red Angus Beef and eggs. Delivery available for meats/eggs (minimum order required).
- Rapid River: Echolight Hobby Farm, Kirsten Tardiff; 7819 30th Rd., phone: 906-420-3060, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://echolightfarm.weebly.com/ Facebook: echolightfarm. Providing GMO-free dairy goat herdshares, brown eggs, and handmade cold-process goat milk soap in the Upper Peninsula. Echolight raises a disease-free tested herd of ADGA American Alpine dairy goats and a flock of purebred Wyandotte chickens. Milking is performed using a closed milking machine system, and monthly mastitis tests are performed to ensure quality. No vaccines, antibiotics, or chemicals are used in their livestock. Herdshare fees are $35/month for approximately one gallon of milk each week; half and quarter shares are also available. Scheduled tours are welcome and encouraged. Herdshare drop-off locations to Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Manistique, and Marquette may be available.
- Jorasz Family Ranch, serves this area. See full listing above under Bark River (Delta County).
- 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.
Eaton Rapids: Two Sparrows Farm & Dairy, Daniel and Whitney Belprez, 9370 Columbia Hwy. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, phone: 517-214-7447, email: info@twosparrowsfarm.
com, web: twosparrowsfarm.com, Facebook: TwoSparrowsFarm. Grassfed, non-GMO Jerseys. Herdshares: $25 annual lease fee, $7.50/gallon boarding fee. On-farm pickup and weekly delivery to Grand Rapids and Lowell.
- 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.
- Clio: Purves Farms, Jason Purves and Shari Purves, 3154 E. Farrand Rd. Clio, MI, 48420, phone: 810-869-9677, email: email@example.com, Facebook: purvesfarms. Jersey dairy cows and chicken eggs. Cows are pasture-raised and, during the winter, fed hay grown on local fields. The cows are also fed a dairy mix during milk time that contains corn, oats, soymeal, salt, selenium, and wet molasses. Purves Farms provide raw milk from cows and butter. Butter is available for $6/pound. Chicken eggs available for $3/dozen or $5/2 dozen. Farm pickup only. Please email or text for herdshare pricing.
- Fenton/Linden: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See full listing under Howell (Livingston County).
- Parshallville/Fenton: Copeland Acres, 6291 Linden Road Fenton, MI 48430, phone: 810-629-6476, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- The Menagerie, serves this area. See full listing under Corunna (Shiawassee County).
Grand Traverse County:
- Traverse City: Shared Blessings Farm, Offers delivery to Traverse City. See the listing under Marion (Osceola County).
- Wheeler: Divine Harvest Farms, Sam Webb, 2384 N. Woodbridge Rd. Wheeler, MI 48662, phone: 989-492-4761, email: email@example.com. Guernsey dairy cows. Cows are pasture raised on grassy fields that are never treated with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. During the winter months cows are given hay grown with the same high standards of quality. The are also supplemented with organically grown, non-GMO feed during milking time. Cows are only kept inside during the coldest winter days for their health and safety. Divine Harvest Farms provide raw, whole milk from cows that are never treated with artificial hormones, antibiotics, or fed GMO feeds. Farm pickup only. Please email or text for more information and herdshare pricing.
- Nature’s Creek Camel Dairy, The Evolas, 11660 Grass Lake Rd. Hillsdale, MI 49242, phone: 734-347-2888. Small camel dairy farm with raw camel milk. Herdshares available. Non-GMO feed, grassfed.
- Weathered Silos Farm, LLC, serves this area. See their full listing under Hanover (Jackson County).
- Waldron: Bumpus Holsteins, Ryan and Christine Bumpus, 13211 S. Meridian Rd. (US 127), phone: 517-937-9360, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Family dairy with shares are available.
- Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell (Livingston County).
- WoodSpryte Farm Finnsheep and Gourmet Garlic, Tiffany Rich, Dimondale, MI, phone: 517-719-5468, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Five-cow Jersey herd in mid-Michigan; limited shares open. Have run a successful herdshare program for several years. Non-GMO feed, humanely treated animals, grass/hay fed. Spots fill fast. Member of Michigan Fresh Milk Council, realmilk.com, FTCLDF.
- The Menagerie, serves this area. See full listing under Corunna (Shiawassee County).
- Saranac: Baie Klippe Farm (pronounced buyer clipper), Herb and Cindy Stanley, 5353 David Hwy. Saranac MI 48881, cell: 810-964-3925, email: email@example.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.
- Crystal Falls: Firstfruits Farm, phone: 906-542-3616, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: firstfruitsoberhasli.com. Firstfruits Farm is located half-way between Crystal Falls and Iron Mountain in the Upper Peninsula and offers herdshare contracts for fresh raw goat milk. Milk is picked up at the farm. They raise Heritage Breed Swiss Oberhasli dairy goats on pasture and organic hay. The goats receive their own formulated grain mix on the milk stand. All milk is chilled and stored in glass until ready for pick-up when it is placed into new plastic gallon milk jugs for ease of transport. They welcome tours and visits to ensure healthy animals who produce a safe healthy product. Amount of milk received by herdshare participants is commensurate to the herd’s production. Call for more detailed information.
- Pulaski Treasures Farm, email: Pulaskitreasures@hotmail.com. Offering dairy goat herdshares, eggs, milk kefir, water kefir, cheese, and butchered whole rabbits.
- Weathered Silos Farm, LLC, Kellie Benzing, 8930 Hanover Rd. Hanover, MI 49241, phone: 517-960-5390, email: email@example.com, web: weatheredsilosfarm.com, Facebook: Weathered Silos Farm. Grass milk herdshares – One herd share currently costs $75 to purchase. This is a one-time fee. Share owners receive one gallon per week per share, 52 weeks a year. Monthly boarding fees are approximately $5.54/gallon. The milking cattle herd is entirely grassfed other than minerals. Antibiotics only used in life-threatening situations, and if a cow needs antibiotics her milk is withheld for 60 days. No pesticides or herbicides. The cows are milked with a closed, stainless steel pipeline and milk is stored in a refrigerated bulk tank. Located within 30 minutes of Jackson, and 30 minutes to an hour from Hillsdale, Coldwater, Albion, Battle Creek, Marshall, Chelsea, Ann Arbor, and Adrian.
- Rives Junction: Ratell Ranch, Patricia Ratell, 3030 E. Berry Rd. Rives Junction, MI 49277, phone: 517-490-7921, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, They are a small hobby farm offering goat milk herdshares, $25 purchasing fee, $25 boarding fee, pick up at farm or other delivery options available upon request.
- Kalkaska: Borgen Family Farm, Matthew & Pamela Borgen, 726 Anderson Rd. Kalkaska, MI 49646, phone: 231-649-5678, email: email@example.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.
- CloverDale Farms, Travis & Trica Bartholomew, 11375 South 37th St. Scotts, MI 49088, phone: 269-626-0030, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Small family owned, pasture-based operation with a few goatshares available. Also producing 100 percent grassfed 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.
- Moo-nique Dairy, Tyler and Nadine Stutzman, see listing under Vandalia for more information.
- Bluebird Meadow, Lisa & Nathaniel Johnson, 2821 Boynton Avenue NE Ada, MI 49301, phone: 616-644-3328. They have a goat giving milk and accommodate a share of 1 to 1 1/2 gallons per week. A goat share is $100 for the milking season April – October and this gives a share purchaser legal right to purchase their raw goat milk for $4/quart. Please call Lisa Johnson at 616-644-3328 for details.
- Dreamgoats, Leah Sienkowski, 6206 Ada Drive SE Ada, MI 49301. phone: 616-780-7401, web: www.dreamgoats.com, Facebook: dreamgoats, Instagram: the.dreamgoats. Nubian dairy goats, grazing on fresh forage May-October and supplemented by no-spray hay, Graham’s Organic Goat Feed, and Gravel Bottom Brewery spent grain, produce fluid milk from June through January. No antibiotics or hormones are used. Kids are raised on their dams. Quarter, half and whole gallon herdshares available for seven months of the year. Owner fee is $20/$40/$80 and boarding fee is equal to owner fee and is paid upfront in full by check or via auto-withdrawal each month. Westside Grand Rapids pickup is an additional $20/month and home delivery is an additional $40/month. Cheesemaking workshops and bimonthly goat hikes are free for owners. June-October goat hikes are open to the public ($5/person). Excess milk is made into herbal, organic soap is sold on online store and shipped nationwide.
- Alto: The Angelus Farms, Dennis and Beth, phone: 616-868-7339, email: email@example.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.
- Byron Center:
- Woodbridge Dairy Farm LLC, Karin and John Uebbing, 1050 Woodbridge St. SW Byron Center, MI 49315 Phone: 616-896-7836, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: woodbridgedairyfarm.com, Facebook: woodbridgedairyfarm, Instagram: wbdairy, Twitter: wbdairy. Cattle breed: All cross breeds bred to be on pasture, (Jersey, Guernsey, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn) Feed: pasture grazed during season, homegrown chemical free and non-GMO free feed, small amount of non-GMO grain purchased feed. Herdshare available, Meat CSA available, Pasture raised beef, pork, chicken, chicken eggs and duck eggs also available during season. Delivery request available to Grand Rapids, Rockford, Holland, and Kalamazoo.
- Kent City: Blossom Ridge Farm & Dairy, John & Linda Ritz, 1775 20 Mile Rd. NW Kent City, MI 49330, phone: 616-443-0677, email: Blossomridgedairy@gmail.com, web: www.blossomridgedairy.com, Facebook: blossomridgedairy.farm, Instagram: blossomridgedairyfarm. Jersey cross dairy cows are pasture raised and supplemented with a non-GMO grain. They offer dairy herdshares with whole, unprocessed milk. They also raise Heritage Berkshire pigs, broiler chickens, New Zealand/Californian cross rabbit and Angus cross beef. Free range Hyline hens complete the farm animals. All their livestock is supplemented with a non-GMO grain when pasture or foraging isn’t available and they are all naturally raised without the use of hormones, steroids or chemicals. They also offer Heritage Berkshire pork shares – call for current pricing and availability. Spring/Summer Broiler chickens are $3.75/lb with an average weight of 6-8 lbs. Meat rabbits are $6/lb dressed. Chicken eggs are $3/dz. No-spray seasonal fruit and vegetables are offered such as peaches at $35/half bushel (2016 pricing), multi varietel grapes at $15/half bushel (2016 pricing), tomatoes, peppers, kale, squash – summer and winter, brussels sprouts, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, etc. All of the fruits and vegetables are naturally grown without the use of any harsh chemicals. Blossom Ridge Farm & Dairy is located just 25 miles north of Grand Rapids; everything is on-farm pick up. As demand for delivery grows, convenient drop-off points will be added. Call or use the contact page on their website with questions about any of their products or to make an appointment for a visit to the farm.
- Lowell: Two Sparrows Farm & Dairy, delivers to this area. See their full listing under Eaton Rapids (Eaton County).
- Sand Lake: Six S Dairy, Brent & Jenny Skelonc, 9374 -21 Mile Rd. Sand Lake, MI 49343, phone: 616-813-6977, email: Jenny@sixsdairy.com, web: www.sixsdairy.com, Facebook: sixsdairyllc. Six S Dairy has a dairy herd of mostly Normande cattle that are 100 percent grassfed and raised on pasture. All milk is tested daily in an on-farm lab prior to leaving the farm to ensure safety. Herdshares are available. They also produce grassfed beef, pastured pork, pastured chicken, and free-range eggs. Drop spot locations available in Rockford and Grand Rapids in addition to on-farm pick up.
- Hicks Dairy, 5103 Fish Lake Rd. North Branch, MI 48461, phone: 810-523-3771, email: email@example.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, and if there is enough interest they will establish others, so let them know where you are.
- Beverly Farms LLC serves this area, see full listing under Allenton (St. Clair County).
- Fostoria: Oliver Farms, 843 W. Burnside Rd. Fostoria, MI 48435, 810-356-1799, web: oliverfarms.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 grassfed beef, pork, and lamb (when available) and chicken and eggs from local growers.
- Brighton: Hicks Dairy delivers every Thursday from 10 am until 10:30 am. See full listing under Almont (Lapeer County).
- Brighton/Fowlerville/Hartland/Pinckney: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing in this county under Howell.
- Fowlerville: Cream of the Crop Farm, phone: 517-348-7118. Small family farm offering goat milk and occasionally cheese. Goats graze and browse in the woods and fields around the farm. $10/gallon – call for more information.
- Howell: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding LLC (10 miles north of Howell, 5 miles south of Byron) Kris Unger, phone: 517-546-8091, e-mail email@example.com. Herdshares 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 A2/A2 bull is being used. No chemical pesticides or herbicides used on farm, no GMO, no soy. This is a herdshare, 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.
- Chesterfield/St. Clair Shores: Hicks Dairy delivering every other Wednesday from 11 am until 11:30 am. See full listing under Almont (Lapeer County).
- Beverly Farms LLC serves this area, see full listing under Allenton (St. Clair County).
- Jorasz Family Ranch, serves this area. See full listing under Bark River (Delta County).
- Skandia: Goodwins Farm, Rebecca and Brian Goodwin, 436 Town Hall Rd. Skandia, MI 49885, phone: 906-942-7061, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Herd milk shares from Lamancha and Oberhasli dairy goats. No synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, hormones, antibiotics. The only exception would be in the case of antibiotics administered to a sick animal that is quarantined away from the herd or flock for the duration of its illness and then reintroduced to the herd or flock.
- Scottville: KandyLand Dairy & Creamery, 117 W Meisenheimer Rd. Scottville, MI 49454, phone: 231-578-5339, email: email@example.com, Facebook: KandyLand-Dairy-Creamery. The farm raises dairy goats and Jersey cows for milk. All are pasture raised, grassfed with all-organic practices. The farm offers cheeses from their own milk, raw milk herdshares, and yogurt from the farm creamery. The farm does attend Farmers Markets all over the state of Michigan. Contact for more info.
- Morely: Diversity Farm, Atlee Yoder, 14750 Six Mile Road Morely, MI 49336, farm contact: Ryan Doran-Fisher – phone: 989-486-5782, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write a letter directly to Atlee Yoder via web: http://diversityfarms.weebly.com/. Diversity Farm is an Amish farm located in Morely, MI, and has one delivery location in Grand Rapids, MI and another in Big Rapids, MI. Pick-ups can also be done directly at the farm. Herdshares for cow milk offered starting at $60 (one time fee) per share and $20 per month per share for boarding fees. Herd is 100 percent grassfed milking shorthorns. Farm also offers a CSA, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and duck seasonally. Other products include honey, maple syrup, soy-free eggs, and cheese.
- Jorasz Family Ranch, serves this area. See full listing above under Bark River (Delta County).
- Midland: Divine Harvest Farms, Rick Webb/Steve Karp, 2384 N Woodbridge Rd. Wheeler, MI 48662, phone: 989-992-1651, email: DivineHarvestFarms@gmail.com, web: divineharvestfarms.com, Facebook: DivineHarvestFarms. Beyond organic, pasture-raised, rotational grazed and chemical free raw milk cowshares from Jersey and Shorthorn cows. Delivery available to the Midland and Saginaw farmers markets, as well as on farm pick up in Wheeler. No chemicals ever on the grounds or on the cows. They’re committed to sustainable and natural farming practices. Also offering pastured chicken, pastured pork, free range eggs and grassfed/grass finished beef.
- Lake City:
- Natural Homestead: The Cooper Family, 5521 N Edwards Rd. Lake City, MI 49651, phone: 231-839-0419, web: naturalhomestead.webs.com, Facebook: NaturalHomestead. The Coopers have a small herd of Nubian and Nubian/Saanen cross dairy goats. Raised on rotational pasture or grass based non-GMO diet. They restrict the use of chemicals. Goats are hand-milked by the Cooper family. Located eight miles northeast of Lake City with weekly drops in Lake City and Cadillac offered. Farm visits are encouraged – scheduling is requested. Full herdshare; one-time fee of $40 and a monthly fee of $40 will entitle you to 1/7th of a doe’s milk and manure. This should average about a gallon a week of milk. Half shares are available.
- 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: email@example.com, web: www.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 – 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.
- Howard City: Herdshares available, phone: 231-937-5911. Share owners are entitled to raw milk from their own animals. No chemicals used.
- Lakeview: Goatshares, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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/gallon during a six-month agreement.
- Sheridan: Endless Meadows Family Farm: Samantha Little, phone: 989-291-7769, email: EndlessMeadows@yahoo.com, web: http://www.EndlessMeadows.
com. Small farm that offers raw milk shares (cow and goat), eggs (chicken, quail, and duck), and vegetables. Goat breeds include a small herd of Saanen, Nubian, Lamancha and Alpine. Cow breeds include a small mixed herd of Jersey, Holstein, Ayrshire, Guernsey, and Normandy. Everything they sell is grown on the farm using organic practices. Animals, feed and tools are all considered heritage. No hormones, antibiotics, chemicals or pesticides used. They also run a small CSA, and offer home delivery on a weekly basis. Deliveries are done by the farmer herself. Other products include hand-grown vegetables with certified organic seed, grassfed pork, and pasture raised meats.
- Bailey: Sunrise Farm and Dairy, email: email@example.com. Offering herdshares in Bailey. Their cows are Jersey and Jersey crosses they are on pasture year around. Cows are fed non-GMO grain at milking time and free choice hay. Email for more info.
- Muskegon: Hidden Creek Farm, 1230 W River Rd., Lee and Crystal, phone: 616-796-5696, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.thehiddencreekfarm.com. Nubian goats. Organic feed, non-GMO and vaccine free. Please contact them for more information.
- Croton: Mike and Amanda Jones, (off M-82, 4 miles west of 31), phone: 231-937-4581, email: email@example.com. Pastured Saanen, Alpine, and Nubian goats. Not certified but fed organic grain and good quality hay. Also have organic herbal products available.
- White Cloud: Counting Sheep Farm, Elijah Peck (Eli), 5709 E 12th St., phone: 231-519-4865, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- Clarkston/Royal Oak: Hicks Dairy delivering every Wednesday from 3:00 pm until 3:30 pm. See full listing under Almont (Lapeer County).
- Holly: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell (Livingston County).
- South Lyon: Hooligans Farm Inc., 20990 Laser Ln. South Lyon, MI 48178, phone: 734-358-3471, email: Natalie@hooligansfarm.com, web: www.hooligansfarm.com, Facebook: hooligansfarm. America Alpine and purebred Nubian dairy goats naturally raised on a five-acre family farm. Goat milk and cow milk shares available year round. They also have duck eggs, goat meat, and pork available.
- Beverly Farms LLC: See listing under Allenton (they serve north Oakland County)
- Hart: Good Life Dairy LLC, Andy & Denise Wright, 4520 E. Filmore Hart, MI 49420, phone: 231-873-3737, email: email@example.com. 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.
- Ontonagon: phone: 906-390-0402. A 2 by 2 farm and with a French Alpine and American Alpine goat herd with shares available at this time. They feed locally sourced hay and pasture in summer months and non-GMO grain specially formulated for the girls. They also make biweekly drops in Houghton. Please feel free to give Kathy a call for more info and to schedule a visit and to try a sample.Also have a flyer up @ Keweenaw CoOp, Erickson’s, and TSC.
- Baker’s Green Acres, Mark and Jill Baker, 1579 Brinks Rd. Marion, MI 49665, phone: 231-825-0293, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.bakersgreenacres.com, Facebook: Bakers-Green-Acres. Offering cow herdshares for BJ’s Cowboarding in Standish, MI. Cow herd is a mix of dairy breeds, selectively bred for the A2 protein strain. The farm is Certified Organic. The cows are pastured in season. Pick-up available at Baker’s Green Acres in Marion, or at delivery points in Cadillac, and Kingsley. Contact by phone or e-mail anytime for more information and to arrange a herdshare purchase. Other products available through the farm buyer’s club.
- Camel Milk Association, 6757 19 Mile Rd. Marion, MI 49665, phone: 1-231-878-6528, email: email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- Shared Blessings Farm, Farmer Paul, phone: 231-743-2286. Has A2 milk from Jersey cows. Share cost is $50 and gallons run $6 – 8, depending on how many customers there are. The farm offers delivery to a location in downtown Traverse City. Raw milk pick-up at the farm is also available.
- Tustin: Pine River Valley Goat Dairy, Jim & Rosie Tuttle, 20319 220th Ave., email: email@example.com, phone: 231-829-3475. Grade A goat milk with shares available from time to time in their purebred Nubian herd (five percent 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.
- Gaylord: Liberty Valley Ranch, Bob & Jane Rau, phone: 989-731-0149, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Family owned and operated ranch with a small herd of Saanen, 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.
- 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: email@example.com. 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 grassfed chicken and eggs and have goat meat available. Grade A dairy, in business for 12 years.
St. Clair County:
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Small raw milk dairy with Jersey cows on pasture 24/7 during warm season. Cowshares available for new owners to get raw milk from freshened heifers. Pick-up at farm only. Call or email if interested. Serving Macomb, St. Clair, and Lapeer counties.
China Township: Turke Farms, Dan and Tiffany Turke, 4495 Indian Trail China Township, MI 48054 (45 minutes north of Detroit. Near Marine City and St. Clair), phone: 586-489-8207, email: email@example.com. Small raw milk operation. Currently have four Jerseys in milk. Pick up only. Call or email to schedule a visit or purchase a share.
- Port Huron: Hicks Dairy can deliver raw dairy and farm food. See full listing under Almont (Lapeer County).
St. Joseph County:
- Sturgis: Lane Family Dairy Goats, Nicole Lane, 66451 N M-66 Sturgis, MI 49091, phone: 813-751-5748, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Herdshares of raw milk from Nubian and Saanen goats, fed 90 percent organic raw grains and seeds, vitamin and mineral supplemented. $10/gal fresh and $8/gal frozen. $15 one-time herdshare, and $2 deposit per glass jar (half gallon size) or bring your own to swap out.
Corunna: The Menagerie, Maggie Kirkman, Corunna, MI, 48817. phone: 970-366-2721, email: email@example.com, Instagram: @maggies_menagerie. Jersey Cows-pastured/grassfed, A2/A2, herdshares, raw milk tested. Beef Cows- pastured/grassfed. Heritage Pork- organic fed, outside as weather permits. Egg Chickens- variety, organic fed, free range. Cornish Meat Poultry- pastured, organic fed. Turkey- pastured, organic fed. Call to schedule a farm tour. 2 miles off I-69. Farm Store offers a variety of pastured organic meat packaged in USDA facilities. Call for more information regarding how to shop. Farm is environmentally verified through MAEAP.
- Durand: Truth Organics, phone: 810-422-7414 or 810-217-6165. Raw milk cowshares offered from small Jersey herd. Pickup at farm or call for their 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.
- Durand/Owosso: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell (Livingston County).
- Laingsburg Farm: Amaris Farms, Jennifer Gentner, phone: 517-651-2474, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: AmarisFarms. Offering organic, grassfed, unprocessed A2/A2 Jersey milk, registered dual purpose pasture raised Romney lambs and fleeces, organic, free range eggs, and organically raised heirloom veggies in season. Herdshare milk prices equate to: $5/quart, $8/half gallon and $15/gallon. (Organic, grassfed manure fertilizer $1/lb, u-pick) Organic, free range eggs $5/dozen. Organic, pasture raised lamb, $4/lb. on the hoof. Farm hours: Fridays 1-3 pm, Saturdays 9 am to noon, Sundays 1-4pm, and by appointment. Farm tours available, $20 per person. Birthday parties also available, $25 per child.
- Mayville: Stone Cottage Farm, David and Christina Beecher, web: stone-cottage-farm.com, email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
- Millington: Goat Gate Farm, John and Thresa Schumitsch, phone: 989-871-2971, email: email@example.com. Just east of M15. Family owned and operated. Goatshares, eggs, goat milk soap, goat meat. Hay from their fields. No chemicals, antibiotics, hormones, steroids, or GMOs used. Pork, lamb, duck, and turkey (when available). Ask about wool and mohair.
- Ann Arbor area:
- Champion Farms, (Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Jackson), Lindsay and Kevin Champion, phone: 734-657-1875, 734-358-6166, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram: champion-farms.com, Facebook: ChampionFamilyFarm, Pasture raised and entirely grassfed Jersey cows, raw milk herdshares, heritage breed pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs, vegetable CSA (using organic growing practices), and raw honey.
- Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
- Firesign Family Farm, Ruth Ehman, phone: 734-449-0247, email: email@example.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 delivers every Thursday from 11 am until 11:30 am. See full listing under Almont (Lapeer County).
- 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: www.zingermans.com/category.aspx?category=cheeses. Raw milk cheeses shipped all over the US.
- Chelsea: Tantre Farm, 2510 Hayes Rd. Chelsea, MI 48118, phone: 734-475-4323 (home); 734-385-6540 (cell), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: tantrefarm.com, Facebook: Tantre-Farm. Herdshare for raw milk from dairy cows, available at Ann Arbor and Chelsea farmers markets.
- Dexter: Dancer Creek Farm, Colleen Dauw, 2954 North Dancer Rd. Dexter, MI, 48130. phone: 630-715-1608, email: email@example.com. Farm raises dairy goats, 100 percent grassfed and pasture raised Icelandic sheep, pastured chicken eggs, forest raised pork, pastured Thanksgiving turkeys. Dairy goat herdshare with pick-up on farm.
- Detroit Area: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding, See listing under Howell (Livingston County).
- Wayne County: See Beverly Farms LLC under Allenton (they serve northern Wayne county).
- Manton: McNutt Valley, Shayanna McNutt, 6481 N. 35 Rd. Manton, MI, 49663, phone: 231-429-8466, email: Mcnuttvalley@gmail.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 goat’s 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.