Bucket List Homestead is a family of eight "living the dream" in Rural Hall, North Carolina on their 14-acre farm. They have several A2/A2 Jersey cows giving multiple gallons a day. Their cows are pasture grazed, and they feed alfalfa pellets or hay to their Jerseys during milking time.
Their Jerseys are milked by machine twice a day, and then they strain the milk into glass jars and refrigerate immediately. Raw milk is $12 per gallon for pet milk, or $10 per gallon if you do a herd share. They operate mainly on a herd share agreement. They are currently taking customers.
They also sell chicken eggs as well as pasture-raised chicken. If you would like to purchase some pasture-raised chicken, contact them through their website at bucketlisthomestead.com or email them at email@example.com to let them know what you're interested in, and they will let you know what their availability is.
The farm would also like to know if there is interest in fresh ground whole wheat bread or white bread. Let them know a couple days ahead of time so they can make it fresh.
Fresh raw goat milk from Mini-Nubian and Nubian dairy goats. They milk twice a day. Call or text (312-545-2661) in advance to make sure they have some available. The farm practices holistic pasture management and husbandry. They don't use chemicals, antibiotics, or vaccinations. They also have eggs and kefir, goat milk face cream, hand and body lotion, and soaps. Email: BurberryNubians at gmail.com
Farmer's statement: "Please note this is raw milk straight from the goat. Raw milk sold from our farm is sold for pet or cosmetic uses only. In NC it is not legal to sell raw milk for human consumption."
Currie, North Carolina 28435
They are a small family farm just outside of Wilmington, NC, raising A2/A2 Jersey dairy cows, heritage breed pigs, beef cattle, and chickens for eggs. Their cows enjoy pasture grazing and free choice hay and minerals throughout the day with a small amount of non-GMO, soy-free grain at milking time to keep production up. No animal byproduct feed, no artificial growth hormones and no antibiotics. In accordance with NC state law, milk is for animal consumption only. They maintain the same standards of care with milk for pet consumption as with the milk that they personally drink. They also conduct monthly milk testing to ensure that milk is free of bacteria. Raw cow milk is $8 for a half gallon.
Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for a beef price/availability or to set up a farm visit.
Find them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/creeksedgefamilyfarm
Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086
This small homestead has one Jersey cow that produces two gallons a day. Call or text if you are interested in picking up some raw milk. *Not for Human Consumption*
Marshall, North Carolina 28753
Down to Earth Farm has a small flock of pastured dairy sheep and laying hens. They strive to keep the sheep on pasture year-round but do supplement with alfalfa pellets before and after lambing. They also feed high quality local hay to the sheep in the winter. No animal by-product feed, hormones, or antibiotics used. In the summer, the sheep rotate through the pastures and the chickens follow in mobile coops, fertilizing the pasture and breaking up the parasite cycle in the sheep. They offer raw sheep milk at $5/quart or $9/half gallon. They offer eggs for $5/dozen. Delivery into Asheville or Marshall upon request. You are also welcome to come out to the farm to pick up milk. Call for availability of the milk and/or to order. See other places where you can find products from this farm.
Raw A2/A2 Jersey milk available for "pet milk" consumption, per current NC law. Cows are fed grass, hay, and fermented grain (organic oats, organic barley, and organic kelp) plus free-choice minerals.
Visit their website for information about their milking procedure.
Farmer's statement about their cows and their management: "We have two incredible cows in milk! We have our registered Jersey, Rosie, and our registered Normande, Lucy. Both breeds give us a high percentage of delightful cream. Also on our farm are three other cows. Two are expecting their first calves (Felicity & Maple) and one we are hoping will get pregnant in the near future.
"We have not given our cows any antibiotics, growth hormones or fed them any animal by-products. The milk is sweet and nutrient dense. The cows are fed grass and hay all day, every day. We also use high quality grain. For Rosie, a Jersey, it is so her body is kept in condition. Rosie is given organic oats, organic barley, organic kelp which we then ferment all together for further nutritional uptake for her. She also has access to Redmond minerals. Lucy is new to us, so she is given a treat like the above because she sure is motivated with that! She was not milked by people before we got her in July, and she is doing wonderfully with us.
"A little Cow 101, if a cow is not bred specifically for a grass-only diet, as is the case with many Jerseys in the US today, the cow can suffer incredibly physically. While grass only seems like a fantastic idea, we will not knowingly stress Rosie's body out. While in milk, many Jerseys have been bred so that their intake of grass and hay only produces more milk instead of nourishing their bodies. We work hard to ensure our Jerseys are healthy and strong and have what they need so as not to lose body condition while they are working so hard to give milk to us.
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