Beginning a herdshare program. Building a market for eggs, pork, and beef. Farm and cattle are Certified Organic. See other places where you can find products from this farm.
Jersey and Jersey cross raw milk, certified organic, Grade A dairy, grass-based, no grain. See other places where you can find products from this farm.
Whole raw milk, cream, butter from cow, goat, and sheep. Free range grass and hay-fed. Hay is plain prairie grass mix and limited alfalfa hay that is old stand and old genetics no spraying. Grain is oat, barley, and flax. No corn and no soy. No fish or fish byproducts. All dairy animals are veterinarian tested annually free of TB. Tested triennially free of Brucellosis. The farm is tested Johnes-free and the sheep are also tested OOP Free. Copy of test provided upon request. Milked by closed machine milking system, filtered, and chilled in half gallon glass mason jars. Cow milk is $5/half gallon, Goat milk is $8/half gallon, Sheep milk is $10/half gallon (limited seasonal availability). Farm pick up or town delivery to central pickup location (Immanuel Lutheran Church on 5th Street across from the hospital).
Pasture-based, beyond organic farm co-op offering sustainably grown local foods, nature recreation, community living and farm education.
Facebook: PrairiesEdgeDairy. (10 miles west of Willmar). Small pasture-based family farm with 40+ acres of Certified Organic pastures. They sell raw goat and cow milk, cheese, soaps, dairy goats (so you can milk your own), pastured beef, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs, and other products. Minnesota law dictates that you must bring your own milk containers. They welcome visits and will show you around. Call before arriving. See other places where you can find products from this farm.
Grassfed raw Jersey cow milk available via cowshares. Grassfed on native pasture plus some local alfalfa hay and dairy feed containing extra protein, vitamins, and minerals with each milking. For the cowshare to be feasible, there must be between 15-25 people buying shares. Share owners will pay the farmer 1/25th of the cow's purchase price up front, then 1/25th of her ongoing management costs (feed, milking labor, housing, pasture/hay) monthly and receive 1/25th of her production. Members are welcome to purchase more than one share to receive more milk. Ongoing costs will be lower if people become shareowners so that the farmer can get another cow. They plan to get a Guernsey, to increase the amount of A2 milk they are consuming, and at that point would switch to a herdshare rather than a cowshare so shareholder milk supply would be uninterrupted; they must sell at least 40 shares to justify that. Their goal is to have one cow of every breed and give school and public demonstrations on real milk production. Shareholders will need to provide containers for the milk. If enough people are interested the farmer will pool resources to order containers from the same place she got hers. Monthly management fee covers labor, materials, facilities and equipment to feed, care for and shelter the cow, collect the milk, put shareholder milk in their containers, and deliver it to a central location one day each week (day/location will depend on what makes the most sense for the most shareholders). See other places where you can find products from this farm.
Raw milk available for purchase at the farm. Grassfed on unsprayed pasture. No herbicides or hormones used. Raw milk cheese available for shipment within continental US (call and have Visa or MasterCard available). See other places where you can find products from this farm.