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Sources of real milk and real milk products in Ohio:

General information about the status of raw milk and herdshares in Ohio: ohiorawmilk.info

Ashtabula County: Elk Leap Farm, Roy & Linda Mason (owners), Pierpont OH, phone: 440-577-9743 and 440-536-1860, email: HarleyRidingLady@facebook.com , Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarleyRidingLady. Goatshares available in herd of Boers and Nubians. Bucks are kept away from does to avoid taint. Milk is triple strained and quickly chilled. The milk does are fed Purina Goat Chow and oats, top dressed with sunflower seeds and Calf Manna. They also get unlimited local grown hay with access to river browse. They do not feed the goats corn.

Brinkhaven: Reformation Acres, Bill Veon,  phone: (330) 801-5126, email: billveon@yahoo.comCurrently selling herdshares for raw milk from pastured cows.  The cows are rotationally grazed.  You can call or email them for more information.

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

Columbus:

  • Clintonville Community Market, 200 Crestview Rd, Columbus OH 43202, phone: 614-261-3663, web: communitymarket.org. Raw goat milk cheese and organic non-homogenized milk.
  • Honored Prairie, web: ohio.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.
  • Payne Family Farm drop off point; see Utica listing for more information.

Dayton Area:

  • Darke County: Towering Oaks Farm, email: toweringoaksgoatherdshare@gmail.com. Herdshares available in herd of Oberhasli and Alpine dairy goats. All animals have access to the outdoors and are fed greens daily. No soy or GMOs are fed, and they use natural alternatives to medication when necessary. Email for pricing and availability of herd shares and other products.
  • Honored Prairie, web: ohio.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.
  • Kettering: Liberty Market, Leigh or Dave, 2675 Patterson Rd, Kettering OH 45420 (5 min S of State Route 35, next to Lefty’s Tavern), phone: 937-232- 8461 or 823-0986, email: at libertymarketofkettering@woh.rr.com, web: www.libertymarketofkettering.com. Herdshare contracts for real milk and local farm products from farmers serving Dayton. Hours for shopping and private property pick-ups: Saturday 9:30-4:00pm and Mon.-Thurs. 5:00pm -8:00pm.
  • Miami County:  Udderly Blessed Dairy Goats, phone: 937-418-8735, email: todog54@hotmail.com. They milk a small herd of Alpine and Nubian goats. They have herdshares available.
  • Middletown: Burnett’s Land of Milk and Honey, Brian and Trudy Burnett, 10343 Brown’s Run Rd, Middletown OH 45042 (in German Township, Montgomery County, 30 mi from Dayton), phone: 937-681-7923, email: BurnettsLandofMilkandHoney@gmail.com. Currently selling herdshares for raw milk from pastured Jersey cows; raw, local honey harvested from their hives; brown eggs from pastured chickens.
  • New Carlisle: Homestead Farm, John and Cathy Baumgardner (owners), 10474 New Carlisle Pk, New Carlisle OH 45344 (15min N of downtown Dayton), email: jcbaumgardner@aol.com, phone: 937-845-9394. Currently selling herdshares from pasture-fed Jerseys to Ohio residents. They also sell USDA inspected grass-fed, pastured beef.
  • Yorkshire: E.A.T. Food for Life, Dan & Nancy Kremer, Yorkshire OH 45388 (1 hour NW of Dayton in N Darke County, West Central OH), phone: 419-336-5433, web: eatfoodforlife.com. Organic, pastured raw pet food milk and raw milk cheese (artisan, white and yellow Cheddar). Eggs, turkey, chicken, beef, lamb, goat, buffalo, and some pork.

DeGraaf: Cowshare pickups (goatshares are also planned for the future). Email Andria Perkins for more information at andria.perkins@yahoo.com. If you do not use email you may call the farmer at 937-581-3404, but please note that they use a phone shed so let the phone ring a long time (and try again as necessary). Other possible pickup groups to be arranged could include Troy, Sidney, Bellefountaine, Lima, Piqua, Springfield, Findlay, Marion, and Marysville depending on demand so let them know of your interest. Currently milking Holsteins. They grow their own feed and use natural practices as much as possible. Cows graze grass and eat hay and a small amount of grain. Future cows may include Jerseys. Milk may be picked up at the farm in plastic jugs or you may bring your own glass containers if you prefer. Cow herdshare buy-in prices are $25 and goat buy-in prices are $15. Monthly boarding fees are $17.

East Sparta: Simon Certified Organic Family Farm, 1044 Battlesburg St SW, East Sparta OH 44626, phone: 330-704-2895, email: info@simonorganics.com, web: simonorganics.com. Everything on the farm is Certified Organic through OEFFA and Biodynamic.  Brown Swiss and Jersey cow grazing spring, summer, and fall, eating annuals in season and pasture with access to perennials.  In the late fall and winter they eat alfalfa with soft bladed fescues and bailage (fermented alfalfa and grass) with access to perennials.  Herdshares are available.  Also offering 100% grass-fed Black Angus beef, pastured turkeys, broiler chickens, and egg layers, annual plant sales in May, a CSA with over 136 heirloom fruits and vegetables, heritage breed Glouchestershire Pork, Meadow Veal. They participate in Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market at Old Trial School, Highland Square in Akron and Howe Meadow.

Fairfield: Jungle Jim’s Market Inc., 5440 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield OH 45014, phone: 513-829-1919. Nearly 1,400 varieties of cheese available (but not all of them are made with raw milk). Also features Amish foods (including free-range ostrich eggs), natural foods, a large imported foods section, and when seasonally available, local produce, including organic.

Franklin Furnace: 5T Farm, Dwight Otworth, 1073 Oakes Rd, phone: 740-574-2938, email: Andercraft@aol.com. Beginning a herdshare program. Building a market for eggs, pork, and beef. Farm and cattle are Certified Organic.

Gallia County: Laurel Valley Creamery, web: laurelvalleycreamery.com.Small sustainable Jersey dairy and farmstead cheese operation producing a variety of raw and pasteurized milk cheeses (so be sure to ask which are raw).

Hamilton: Double J Farm, Joe and Janet Streit, 3070 Wehr Rd, Hamilton OH 45011 (~3 mi W of Trenton off State Route 73), phone: 513-284-7330, email: streitsdoublejfarm@gmail.com. Currently selling herdshares from a herd of 25 registered Jerseys to Ohio residents. Brown eggs from pastured hens and USDA inspected grass-fed beef.

Hillsboro: Highland Haven Farm, Adam and Iva Hershberger, 12221 Turley Ln., Hillsboro OH 45133, web: highlandhavenfarm.com, email: highlandhaven@tdisp.com. Small diversified family farm offering Jersey herdshares for raw milk, yogurt, butter, cream, and cheese, as well as pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, goat, poultry, and eggs and organic produce, baked goods, jams, maple syrup, sorghum molasses, and fresh cornmeal. They are located off the grid and rely on horses and hand labor to do their farming (no tractors). No antibiotics, hormones, or chemicals used on the farm or animals. Weekly delivery to locations throughout Cincinnati. See website and contact them to find location nearest you.

Junction City: Aunt Ellen’s Farm, 3644 St Rt 668 S, Junction City OH 43748, phone: 740-343-3255, email: AuntEllenS@aol.com. Raw milk herdshares from 100% grass-fed cows. Mobile milker milks the cows right in the field. No chemicals, wormers, or hormones are used. Goatshares are available from 100% pastured animals. The farm also offers 100% grass-fed Angus beef, and 100% grass-fed lamb. Pork and eggs planned.

Medina/Lodi Area: Earth Song Farm, Steve Andrews and Cindy Farmer, 7634 Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 42), Lodi OH 44254, phone: 330-948-2672, email: artbarn_cfarmer@hotmail.com, web: earthsongfarm.com. Organic and biodynamic farm raising Nubian and Alpine goats and free-range chickens. Holistic health care management is used, including an herbal parasite prevention program. The animals are fed organic hay, free-range browse, organic non-GMO feed, and occasional fruits and vegetables from the farm. A herdshare program is available for raw goat milk, cheese, yogurt and kefir. Other products available from the farm include free-range chicken, eggs, honey, organic strawberries, organic lettuce and greens, other organic fruits and vegetables, goat milk soap and medicinal herbal products. Farm tours are welcome. They participate in farmers markets at Medina, Montrose, and Westfield Center.

Middletown:Trinity Acres, (down the street from Towne Mall and large shopping centers), phone: 513-393-4244, email: Christsavesall@msn.com. Raw milk and eggs available year round from a small herd of goats and large flock of hens. Animals are free-ranging on the property. No antibiotics, vaccinations, or hormones used. Health maintained with natural and homeopathic methods. Herdshares available for raw goat milk; eggs for sale at $2/dozen.

Montpelier: S-J Farm, Scott & Jonell Walker, 122 Eureka Drive, Montpelier OH 43543, phone: 419-485-8630, email: jonell@s-jfarms.com, web: s-jfarms.com. Nubian goats. Herdshares available. Goat milk soap and lotion.

Mt. Gilead: Jubilee Meadows Farm LLC, Steve Miller, 5867 TR97, Mt. Gilead OH 43338 (45 min N of Columbus), phone: 419-946-1413, email: stevofarms@redbird.net. Herdshares for raw milk, as well as grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, and eggs. Certified Organic.

New Carlisle: Homestead Farm, John and Cathy Baumgardner (owners), 10474 New Carlisle Pk, New Carlisle OH 45344, phone: 937-845-9394, email: jcbaumgardner@aol.com. Currently selling herdshares from their pasture-fed Jersey herd to Ohio residents. They also sell USDA-inspected grass-fed, pastured beef.

New Vienna: TS Farms, Tim & Tiffany Shinkle, 11061 Careytown Rd, New Vienna OH 45159 (1 ½ hours from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati), phone: 937-763-1167, email: tsfarms@bee-lite.net. Cow and goat herdshares. Free-range, farm-raised meats, lamb, chicken, beef, and pork. Brown eggs, jams, jellies, and honey. Call or email for availability.

Scio: Colonial Classics Farmstead Cheese Inc., Kebria Dye, 37425 Gundy Ridge Rd, Scio OH, phone: 740-945-2079, web: naturalcheese.net. Aged Cheddar cheese made with raw milk from pastured cows. No hormones used. Mail orders.

Shreve: Grace Haven Farm, Sean and Amanda Brogdon. 8970 SR 514 Shreve, OH 44676 phone: 330-466-6519. email: gracehavenfarm@outlook.com. web: gracehavenfarm.angelfire.com. They raise registered Nubian and Saanen dairy goats for pets, showing and milk production. Their does receive grass mix hay daily, along with pasture when available. Milking does are fed a non-GMO grain twice daily on the milk stand. Kids are available for purchase in the spring, and raw milk herd shares are now available. There is a $45 one time purchase fee, and a $40 monthly boarding fee provides for approximately one gallon of milk per week. Delivery may be available for an additional charge.

Southern Ohio: Herdshares available and organizing now. Call Dwight Otworth at 740-574-2938 between 7:30PM-9:00PM or email fivetfarms@yahoo.com.

Southwest OH: E.A.T. Food for Life, Dan & Nancy Kremer, Yorkshire OH 45388 (1 hour NW of Dayton in N Darke County, West Central OH), phone: 419-336-5433, web: eatfoodforlife.com. Organic, pastured raw pet food milk and raw milk cheese (artisan, white and yellow Cheddar). Eggs, turkey, chicken, beef, lamb, goat, buffalo, and some pork.

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

Toronto (Jefferson County): Two Sisters Creamery, Shawn and Beth Dougherty, herd managers, 210 Burge Rd., Toronto, Ohio 43964, phone: 740-537-5178, email:  shawnandbeth@att.net, web: onecowrevolution.wordpress.com. A small dairy (5-10 cows), mostly Jersey cows with some Jersey cross. The cows are on all-season native pasture, and are moved to a new paddock twice daily. They receive less than two pounds of grain per cow per day, and are hand milked (no surge buckets). Milk is strained into glass half-gallon jars (no plastic) provided by the herd share owners and picked up weekly at the farm. Herd shares are $50/share and bought back at the same price. The monthly maintenance fee is $30/share. There is a small farm store. Other products include chemical-free produce: winter squash and beans, fresh winter carrots, beets, spinach and greens. The creamery is located on County Rd. 46, half a mile from St. Rt. 7, at the Sow’s Ear Farm and Pottery. Pick-up hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, or as arranged. Tours of this holistic, self-sustained farmstead can be arranged by calling the farm between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m, Monday – Saturday.

Utica: Payne Family Farm, Utica OH 43080, phone: 740-892-3720, email: organicmilkandmeat@gmail.com. Delivering to Westerville, New Albany, Pataskala, and Mt. Vernon. Private herdshares for raw goat milk or for raw cow milk (along with butter and cream, soon to add provolone and mozzarella cheese). Classes in making ice cream, kefir, and goat cheese. Pastured poultry custom butchered to your specifications, free-range turkey for Thanksgiving, and free-range brown eggs. They use stainless steel milking machines and a cooling system to ensure clean milk; quality control programs in place. Fields are organically re-mineralized every year and water supply is filtered. All farm products are scheduled for pick up through the office. Scarlett Payne is a Certified Natural Health Practitioner who sees over 250 regular clients for a variety of health issues. Now accepting new clients. Contact them for order forms, herdshare fees, and/or office visits.

Wauseon: Alpine’s Joy, Bethany Schrock, 9166 County Road 17-3, Wauseon, OH, 43567, phone: 567-454-6834, email: dbschrock1223@yahoo.com, website: www.alpinesjoy.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Rule-Dairy-Goats-Springhill-Farms/451467321636129. Own Alpine dairy goats where they raise quality dairy goats for the show, home and milk production. They feed a quality sweet feed ration that fluctuates according to time of year, lactation, etc. Each animal is known by name and is evaluated daily to make sure she is reaching her full potential. Quality dairy animals are available during the spring and summer and real milk goat shares are also available.  $35 will buy a year long share and $30 a month will provide you with one gallon of goat milk each week.  Alpine’s Joy is located less than an hour west of Toledo, right off Interstate 80/90 (near the Fulton County Fairgrounds). Visit website or email/call for any additional information.  Delivery options may be available to the Napoleon or Swanton area.

West Central Ohio:

  • FreshStart Farm, The Thomas Family, 18120 Pasco Montra Rd, Jackson Center OH 45334, email: jmtacf@watchtv.net, web: freshstartfarm.homestead.com. Certified Organic with 100% registered Jersey cattle; currently milking 60. Butterfat: 5%+; Protein: 4.6%+. They bottle in returnable half-gallon glass bottles. They have herdshares available and are looking to organize driving groups for Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati.
  • Pasture’s Delights, 4579 N. Salem Rd, Decatur IN 46733, phone: 260- 517-9298, email: cowsfly@hotmail.com, web: pasturesdelights.com. Shares for sale in a 100% grass-fed (no grain) dairy herd. The cows are pastured and fed hay grown on land undergoing organic transition using a superb soil nutrition program. Cows are managed so that milk is available every week of the year. No artificial growth hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides used on the animals or land. Milk is tested regularly. Use their “Neighborhood Milk Locator” to connect with others to “milk-pool” to the farm and cut transportation time and costs.
  • West Central Ohio: E.A.T. Food for Life, Dan & Nancy Kremer, Yorkshire OH 45388 (1 hour NW of Dayton in N Darke County, West Central OH), phone: 419-336-5433, web: eatfoodforlife.com. Organic, pastured raw pet food milk and raw milk cheese (artisan, white and yellow Cheddar). Eggs, turkey, chicken, beef, lamb, goat, buffalo, and some pork.

Wooster: Harvest Hills Farm, Deb Gray, in Wooster near Apple Creek, phone: 330-262-4123, email: harvesthillsfarm@gmail.com, web: harvesthillsfarm.com. They raise registered Nubian and Saanen dairy goats for both showing and milk production. Now offering herdshares for those interested in having their own raw goat milk.

Westerville: Drop off point for Payne Family Farm, see Utica listing for more information.

Yorkshire: E.A.T. Food for Life, Dan & Nancy Kremer, Yorkshire OH 45388 (1 hour NW of Dayton in N Darke County, West Central OH), phone: 419-336-5433, web: eatfoodforlife.com. Organic, pastured raw pet food milk and raw milk cheese (artisan, white and yellow Cheddar). Eggs, turkey, chicken, beef, lamb, goat, buffalo, and some pork.

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  1. I have a family cow and her new bull calf for sale. She is a Mini Jersey and stands 46 1/2 inches tall. She was born 4-5-2007 and has had 4 calves, her latest was born 8-21-13. She is very gentle, broke to lead and a great breeder/birth-er and Mom.
    I am in SW Ohio outside Cincinnati. I also have a surge milker complete set up with a vacuum pump all hoses, etc. I wouls like $2750 for the pair and the milker.
    If you or anyone you know is interested contact me at danniesander@ymail.com.
    Thanks

  2. We are moving to the Cleveland Area and are looking for raw cow’s milk. Does anyone know of any raw dairy farmers in the Cleveland Area? Thank you for you help!

  3. Brand new to Ohio (Urbana) & am missing my raw milk. Any producers/herd share available near Urbana? For that matter, for 100% grass fed beef? Thanks for the help.

  4. Raw milk and gardening. I understand they go together better then any comertial fertilizer. I’m researching this information for a book I’m trying to write. But the law is in my way to get my hands on this organic resource. Please someone help, I’m in the Cleveland area. I’d need a gallon or two…

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