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: BJ’s Cow Boarding, Purchase a herd share to obtain your raw milk from organic grass fed cows. They have 20 delivery spots where you can pick up your milk. For more information visit www.rawmilkdrinker.com.
- Bluebird Meadow, Lisa & Nathaniel Johnson, 2821 Boynton Avenue NE, Ada, MI 49301, phone: 616-644-3328, email: LisaJohnson4H@gmail.com. Oberhasli goats [aka Swiss Alpine goats] Herdshares available from hand-milked, grass and grain fed goats. Raw goat milk, goat cheese and whey available. Call for more information or to arrange a visit.
Allegan: Steward’s Hill Farm, Chris and Michelle Fawley and family, 2048 36th St., Allegan, MI 49010, phone: 616-834-8275, email: email@example.com, Facebook: Steward’s Hill Farm. They offer raw milk herd shares from a small herd of grass fed Jersey cows (no pesticides or herbicides used on the pastures), pasture raised poultry, and pasture raised eggs. All non-GMO feed, no hormones or antibiotics. Servicing Holland and Allegan areas. Call or email for more information.
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.
- 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 now, and if there is enough interest they will establish others, so let them know where you are.
Alto: The Angelus Farms, Dennis and Beth, phone: 616-868-7339, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Ann Arbor area:
Champion Farms, (Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Jackson), Lindsay and Kevin Champion, phone: 734-657-1875, 734-358-6166, email: email@example.com, Instagram: champion-farms.com, Facebook: ChampionFamilyFarm, Pasture raised and entirely grass-fed Jersey cows, raw milk herd-shares, heritage breed pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs, vegetable CSA (using organic growing practices), and raw honey.
- Firesign Family Farm, Ruth Ehman, phone: 734-449-0247, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 delivering every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: email@example.com, or call 810-523-3771.
- Seven Sons Farms, Southwest Ann Arbor Buying Club, 1938 Bancroft Drive , Ann Arbor, MI 48108, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/southwest-ann-arbor, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats & eggs.
- 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: zingermans.com/category.aspx?category=cheeses. Raw milk cheeses shipped all over the US.
Battle Creek Area: Seven Sons Farms, Battle Creek Buying Club, 15901 11 Mile Road, Battle Creek, MI 49014, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/battle-creek-travel-plaza, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats & eggs.
- 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.
- Gottes Belle Farm, Heather Brauer, (7 mi N of Battle Creek; 1/2 mi off M-66), phone: 269-758-4420, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: gottesbellefarm.blogspot.com, Facebook: GottesBelleFarm. Saanen and Saanen cross dairy goats allowed browse, free-choice hay, and some grain at milking. Farm does not vaccinate or use chemical wormers or antibiotics as a preventative measure, only when needed. Herdshares available for $35 buy-in and $35/month boarding fee, providing one gallon of raw goat milk per week. Goat milk soap for $5-6 a bar. Scheduled tours welcome. When contacting them by email, please use subject line: Gottes Belle Farm Inquiry, to ensure your email is not caught by the spam filter.
- Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
- Hicks Dairy delivering every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: email@example.com, or call 810-523-3771.
- Regan Family Farm (near M-6 and US131), phone: 616-878-6056, web: providentroad.com. They offer cowshares for raw cow milk from a pastured Jersey cow, as well as goatshares for raw goat milk from their registered herd of Alpine and LaMancha dairy goats. The goats are bred for excellence and all (including the cow) are fed hay and mix of natural grain products from local farmers. No steroids, hormones or additives are used. Also offering: brown eggs from their flock of free-range chickens and freshly milled whole wheat bread upon request. Call ahead for pick up time, cost and directions or visit their website.
- Seven Sons Farms, Byron Center Rd. Buying Club, 453 76th St SW, Byron Center, MI 49315, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/byron-center, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats & eggs.
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 farmer’s markets.
Chesterfield/St. Clair Shores: Hicks Dairy delivering every other Wednesday from 11:00 a.m until 11:30 a.m. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: email@example.com, or call 810-523-3771.
Concord: M’Organic Meadows Meats & Poultry, John and Stephanie Finegan, 15695 Behling Rd., Concord MI 49237, phone: 517-358-8540, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: EatMiMeat.com. Certified Naturally Grown family farm; non Certified Organic. Offers a farmshare program for pastured beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck, rabbit, and eggs. Bulk meat also available. There are several delivery options as well as an interest-free payment plan for farmshare members. Most all of their animals are heritage breeds, all raised on pasture and never indoors. Pigs and poultry are fed Certified Organic feeds. Soy-free options are available, please call. See website for more details.
Coopersville: Grassfields Cheese, 14238 60th Avenue, Coopersville MI 49404, phone: 616-997-8251, email: email@example.com, web: grassfieldscheese.com or migreenpastures.com. For information about Green Pastures cowshares, please email Betsy Meerman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Certified organic raw milk through cowshares available, as well as an on-farm store where they sell certified organic raw milk artisanal cheeses which they make from their own pastured cow’s milk; certified organic eggs from free-range pastured chickens; pastured meats; and other seasonal products. Their products are free of antibiotics, hormones, steroids, and –cides. Cows receive grain-free feed.See their website 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.
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.
Detroit Area: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding, See listing under Howell.
Dexter: Dennis Linder, 4410 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Dexter, MI 48130. phone: 734-426-5463, email: email@example.com. Alpine dairy goats. Non-GMO, soy and wheat free. Please call or email if you are interested.
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.
- Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
- Truth Organics, phone: 810-422-7414 or 810-217-6165. Raw milk cow shares offered from small Jersey herd. Pickup at farm or call for our 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.
East Lansing: Seven Sons Farms, East Lansing Buying Club, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48910, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/east-lansing, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats & eggs.
Eaton Rapids, Windy Acres Farm, Fred & Mary Kay Layman, phone: 517-646-6237, email: email@example.com. Cow shares one year lease $50, $25/mo boarding fee entitled to one gallon of milk per week. Herd is Jersey/Kentshire mix and Guernsey fed with owners’ hay/alfalfa and locally grown organic spelt.
Escanaba/Bark River: Happy Day Farm, Gracia Day, 1170 17th Road, Bark River, MI 49807, phone: 906-420-433, web: happyday.farm. 1. Family owned and operated. Jersey cows with herd shares for access to raw milk. No antibiotics, no growth hormones, no pasteurization. Pastured from May to November (or what weather permits) and fed hay in winter. They receive minimal amounts of grains. Farm has other pastured meat (Angus beef and Guinea Hogs pork) available. Also offering multi colored eggs from their flock of free-range chickens.
Fenton: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
Fostoria: Oliver Farms, 815 W. Burnside Rd, Fostoria MI 48435, 810-793-7289, 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 grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb (when available) and chicken and eggs from local growers.
- Cream of the Crop Farm, phone: 517-348-7118. Small family farm offering goats’ milk and occasionally cheese. Goats graze and browse in the woods and fields around the farm. $10/gallon – call for more information.
- Dairy Delight Cow Boarding, See listing under Howell.
Gaylord: Liberty Valley Ranch, Bob & Jane Rau, phone: 989-731-0149, email: email@example.com. Family owned and operated ranch with a small herd of Sanaan, 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.
Genessee County: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
- Cunningham Farms, Jason, Grant MI 49327, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: cunninghamfarms.net, Facebook: facebook.com/
cunninghamfarms49327. Goat herdshares available. Goats are pasture fed or given alfalfa hay in the off season, plus all natural grain. No pesticides or GMOs used. Herdshares involve a one-time fee of $25, then $8 per week per share for taking care of your animal. You are entitled to about one gallon of milk per share, per week for owning your portion of the herd. Pick up points in the Grand Rapids area are available. Farm tours are available. Email with questions.
- Seven Sons Farms, web: sevensons.net/locations/byron-center, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.
Greenville: Cairnmoor Farm, Jon and Katie Town, 8283 S. West Countyline Rd., Greenville, MI 48838, (2 miles west of Greenville just off M57), phone: 616-283-5237, email: email@example.com. Small registered Jersey herd, Bred using A2/A2 sires. Pastured, no hormones/antibiotics, and no GMO feed. Herdshares available.
Hanover: Pulaski Treasures Farm, Hanover MI, email: Pulaskitreasures@hotmail.com. Offering dairy goat herdshares, eggs, milk kefir, water kefir, cheese, and butchered whole rabbits.
Hart: Good Life Dairy LLC, Andy & Denise Wright, 4520 E. Filmore, Hart MI 49420, phone: 231-873-3737, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Hartland: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
Hillsdale/Allen: Nature’s Bounty Farm, Lowell and Amy Huepenbecker and children, 7800 Arkansaw Rd., Allen MI 49227, phone: 517-869-3667, email: email@example.com, web: naturesbountyfarms.com, Facebook: Nature’s Bounty Farm. Small herd of Jersey dairy cows, with cowshares available. They are a grass-based dairy, on Certified Organic pastures. They also raise chicken and turkey (no antibiotics or hormones used), grass-finished beef, and Berkshire pork. They make maple syrup, and have an organic vegetable CSA program which utilizes a hoop house and root cellar for season extension.
Holland: Steward’s Hill FarmL See listing under Allegan.
Holly: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
Howard City: Herdshares available, phone: 231-937-5911. Share owners are entitled to raw milk from their own animals. No chemicals used.
Howell: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding LLC (10 miles north of Howell, 5 miles south of Byron) Kris Unger, phone: 517-546-8091, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Herd shares 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 A2A2 bull is being used. No chemical pesticides or herbicides used on farm, no GMO, no soy. This is a herd share, 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.
Indian River: Herdly Kidding, Kathy Coe, 2031 Chippewa Beach Rd., Indian River MI 49749, phone: 231-238-0504, email: email@example.com, facebook: facebook.com/Herdlykiddingfarm. They offer a herdshare program with Nubian goats and sheep. Please inquire, shares are limited. Past members and directors of Organic Growers of Michigan, Michigan Dairy Goat Society and several co-ops.
- The Found Barn, Andrea Ericksen, phone: 517-740-9703, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: thefoundbarn.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefoundbarn, Offering raw goat’s milk through a herdshare program. Eggs, Heritage chicken/turkeys, and Tamworth Heritage Pigs. The Found Barn is a small sustainable farm with integrity intact. It is a hormone and chemical free farm that uses herbal healthcare for their livestock. All animals are humanely raised on natural pasture and supplemented with organic feed, fruit scraps, and high protein spent grain from a local brewery.
- Seven Sons Farms, Jackson Buying Club, 734 W Franklin St., Jackson, MI 49201, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/jackson, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats & eggs.
Jones: Sunshine Hill Alpines, Jammie Weeks, 12010 Bladhill St., Jones MI 49061, phone: 269-816-5504, email: email@example.com. 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. They will sell goat meat beginning in Fall 2013. Other cheeses also available. Call or email for more information.
Kalkaska: Borgen Family Farm, Matthew & Pamela Borgen, 726 Anderson Rd., Kalkaska MI 49646, phone: 231-649-5678, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Small family owned, pasture-based operation with a few goatshares available. Also producing 100% grass-fed 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.
- Seven Sons Farms, Kalamazoo Buying Club, 4500 I-94BUS, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/kalamazoo, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats & eggs.
- Moo-nique Dairy, Tyler and Nadine Stutzman, see listing under Vandalia for more information.
- See also Shafer’s Hickory Creek Dairy in Baroda; they deliver in Kalamazoo area.
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 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 offer dairy herd shares with whole, unprocessed milk.
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 & winter, brussel 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.
- Natural Homestead: The Cooper Family, 5521 N Edwards Rd Lake City, MI 49651, phone: 231-839-0419, web: www.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 8 miles northeast of Lake City with weekly drops in Lake City and Cadillac offered. Farm visits are encouraged – scheduling is requested. Full herd share; one time fee of $40 and a monthly fee of $40 will entitle you to 1/7th of a does 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: 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 to 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.
Lakeview: Goatshares, email: email@example.com, 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 per gallon during a six-month agreement.
- Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
- Seven Sons Farms, web: sevensons.net/locations/east-lansing, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grass-fed products.
- 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 herd share program for five years. New goat shares open, we have limited number, starting end of May 2014. Non-GMO feed, humanely treated animals, grass/hay fed. Spots fill fast. Member of Michigan Fresh Milk Council, realmilk.com, FTCLDF.
Lapeer County: See Beverly Farms LLC under Allenton.
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.
Linden: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
Livonia: Seven Sons Farms, Livonia Buying Club, 34651 6 Mile, Livonia, MI, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/livonia, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats & eggs.
- Mebert Family Farm: Kim, Ryan, Keegan, Kelton, Kennedy, and Kealyn Mebert, 11901 Foreman St. Lowell, MI 49331, phone: 616-307-5775 (primary); 616-307-0658 (secondary), email: email@example.com (primary); firstname.lastname@example.org, (secondary). Nubian and Lamancha milking does.
Goat herdshares available. Their goats are pasture and hay-fed all year long with local hay and no pesticides used. They are given local grain each day.
Herdshares are available for a start-up fee of $25 that allows them to take care of the animal. One herdshare will cost $32 – $40 a month depending on the weeks per month. A single herdshare is one gallon of milk. Multiple herdshares per person are readily available. Pick-up sites are available in the Grand Rapids area or can be picked up on their farm once a week. They will work with you to find a certain day that works for your schedule as well as theirs. Email, text or call with questions.
- Two Sparrows Farm & Dairy, Daniel and Whitney Belprez, 9436 Peck Lake Rd. Lowell MI 49331 phone: 517-214-7447, email: email@example.com, web: www.twosparrowsfarm.com. Grassfed, non-GMO Jersey herd. Frequent milk testing, weekly deliveries or on-farm pickup. They also produce pastured eggs, poultry and pork.
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 goats’ 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.
- Baker’s Green Acres, Mark and Jill Baker, 1579 Brinks Rd. Marion, MI 49665, phone: 231-825-0293, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: bakersgreenacres.com, Facebook: Bakers-Green-Acres. Offering cow herd shares 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 Traverse City, Cadillac, and Kingsley. Contact by phone or e-mail anytime for more information and to arrange a herd share 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, web: rockeywheygoatfarm-michigan.com. 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.
Marquette: Badger Creek Farm, Michael Hainstock, 425 Co. Rd. 492, Marquette, MI, 49855, phone: 906-361-8482, email: email@example.com, web: www.badgercreekfarm.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/badgercreekfarm. Alpine/Nubian dairy goat shares, certified naturally grown. Delivery available to drop site in Marquette on Tuesday/Saturday. Call or email for pricing and current availability.
Mayville: Stone Cottage Farm, David and Christina Beecher, web: stone-cottage-farm.com,, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, 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.
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 grass fed/grass finished beef.
Millington: Goat Gate Farm, John and Thresa Schumitsch, phone: 989-871-2971, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Just east off M15. Family owned and operated. Goatshares, eggs, goat milk soap, goat meat. Hay from their fields. No chemicals, antibiotics, hormones, steroids, or GMOs used. They will have honey in fall. Pork, lamb, duck, and turkey (when available). Ask about wool and mohair.
Morely: Diversity Farm, Atlee Yoder 14750 Six Mile Road Morely, MI 49336,
Farm Contact: Ryan Doran-Fisher – phone: 989-486-5782, email: email@example.com, 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. Herd shares for cow’s milk offered starting at $60 (one time fee) per share and $20 per month per share for boarding fees. Herd is 100% grass-fed 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.
- Beverly Farms LLC: See listing under Allenton (they serve north Oakland County)
- Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
Otsego: Thundering Oak Highlands, Eric and Gwen Conarton, 8366 West B Ave, Otsego MI 49078, phone: 269-547-7262, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: Thundering Oak Highlands. Herdshares available for Jersey cow milk and Nubian goat milk bottled in glass. Also have brown eggs, grass-fed highland beef, pork, chicken. Visitors are welcome. Call or email first.
Owosso: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
Parshallville / Fenton: Copeland Acres, 6291 Linden Road, Fenton MI 48430, phone: 810-629-6476, email: email@example.com. 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.
Pinckney: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
Port Huron: Hicks Dairy can deliver raw dairy and farm food. If interested, visit their website, hicksorganicfood.com.
Pullman: My Little Acres Heritage Farm, Samantha Little, Pullman MI 49450. Phone: 269-455-8885, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.mylittleacres.org Facebook: mylittleacres. Raw milk goat shares available by pasture fed goats (Saanan, Alpine and Nubian). Farm uses organic practices as well as methods from back in time. Animals, feed, and tools are considered heritage. No hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, or pesticides used as animal feed is grown on the farm using horse and plow with certified organic seed. They also offer grass-fed heritage pork, eggs, chicken, goats meat, and more.
Rapid River: Echolight Hobby Farm, Kirsten Tardiff; 7819 30th Rd, phone: 906-420-3060, email: email@example.com, website: http://echolightfarm.weebly.com/ Facebook: echolightfarm. Providing GMO-free dairy goat herdshares, brown eggs, and handmade cold-process goats 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. GMO-free and no vaccines, antibiotics, or chemicals are used in their livestock. Herdshare fees are $30/month for approximately one gallon of milk each week; 1/2 and 1/4 shares are also available. Scheduled tours are welcome and encouraged. Herdshare drop-off locations to Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Manistique, and Marquette may be available.
Saranac: Baie Klippe Farm (pronounced buyer clipper), Herb and Cindy Stanley, 5353 David Hwy, Saranac MI 48881, cell: 810-964-3925, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Scotts (Kalamazoo Area): Step-N-Tyme Farm, Carmen Bartholomew (owner), phone: 269-626-0105, email: email@example.com, web: localharvest.org/step-n-tyme-farm-M8862. Cowshare program from pasture-grazed cows. Pasture-grazed beef, buffalo, pig, chickens, turkeys and eggs are also available. No hormones, antibiotics or -cides used with any animal on the farm. They also sell meat rabbits.
Shiawasee County: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
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.
St. Clair County: See Beverly Farms LLC under Allenton.
St. Clair Shores: Hicks Dairy delivering every other Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. For more information visit hicksorganicfood.com, email: email@example.com, or call 810-523-3771.
Standish: Hill High Dairy LLC, Joe & Brenda Golimbieski, 2366 S. M-76, toll-free: 989-654-3281, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Small family farm with cowshares available so that you can drink Certified Organic raw milk from your own animals.
Sturgis: Lane Family Dairy Goats, Nicole Lane, 66451 N M-66 Sturgis, MI 49091, phone: 813-751-5748, email: email@example.com. Herd shares 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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 grass fed 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.
- New Morning Dairy, David and Lori Smith, adult son Timothy, and their other children, 2484 18-1/2 Mile Rd., phone: 517-227-0414, email: email@example.com, web (for their collie business; dairy site coming soon): heritagefarmscollies.com. The family raises both grass fed dairy and beef cows along with rough collies. Son Timothy enjoyed raising chickens and beef, and milking cows and goats as a boy, and is now realizing his dream of operating a small dairy. He is milking four Jerseys with several young heifers that will be added to his milking herd in the future. The cows are grazed during the summer and fed hay during the winter. They are fed a minimal amount of grain while being milked. Call with any questions or to arrange a visit.
Three Rivers: Bluebird Farm, phone: 269-244-8207, web: bluebirdfarmandorchard.com. Offering grass-fed raw milk herdshares from a small herd including Jersey/Brown Swiss cows.
Traverse City: Baker’s Green Acres. See the listing under Marion.
Tustin: Pine River Valley Goat Dairy, Jim & Rosie Tuttle, 20319 220th Ave., email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 231-829-3475. Grade A goat milk with shares available from time to time in their purebred Nubian herd (5% 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.
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: email@example.com, 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.
Washtenaw County: Dairy Delight Cow Boarding: See listing under Howell.
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.
Wayne County: See Beverly Farms LLC under Allenton (they serve northern Wayne county)
White Cloud: Counting Sheep Farm, Elijah Peck (Eli), 5709 E 12th St., phone: 231-519-4865, email: email@example.com. 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 grass-fed chicken and eggs and have goat meat available. Grade A dairy, in business for 12 years.