Buttercup Farms is a raw milk dairy in Howard, CO, serving the central Colorado Rockies including the communities of Salida, Buena Vista, FairPlay, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Edwards, Eagle and Leadville. Raw milk cowshares are available through a contractual relationship with Buttercup Farms. Membership in the dairy is a one-time nonrefundable fee of $25. Then you pay a monthly share fee of $30 for a half share or $60 for a whole share. A whole share is equivalent to one gallon per week. All milk is bottled in glass jars which must be cleaned and recycled back to the dairy on a regular basis. Milk containers are then sterilized before the following bottling. An annual jar fee (once a year) of $10/share is required to offset lost, broken or otherwise unreturned jars. The dairy is a small herd of purebred Jerseys that are grassfed on a three-acre parcel; they are supplemented with alfalfa hay throughout the year. Grain is not part of their diet. Chickens raised on pasture provide organically produced eggs. They also offer organic vegetables, fruit and healthy sources of beef, lamb, pork, and chicken. Call or email David for more information. See other places where you can find products from this farm.
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