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Caring for Fresh Milk: Consumers’ Guide to Preserving the Quality of Fresh, Unprocessed Whole Milk
by Peggy Beals, RN – www.springhouse-press.com
This 32-page booklet covers the procurement, handling, transportation, storage, and more of this precious, tasty healthy food resource.
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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.
General information about the status of raw milk and herdshares in Ohio: ohiorawmilk.info
Statewide/Regional–For Small & Starting Co-ops/Private Buying Clubs:
- Clearview Valley Farm: an Amish family farm in Quarryville, PA, that can ship directly to your door. Offering grassfed food nationwide at www.clearviewvalleyfarm.com or feel free to contact the farmer directly at 717-786-0877 or email Abnerlapp@gmail.com. All the products are free of chemicals, soy, antibiotics and hormones, They sell 100 percent raw A2 cows milk from Jersey cows, 15 different kinds of cheese, butter, yogurt, kefir, heavy cream, and sour cream. Raw goat and sheep milk. Soy-free pastured eggs, (brown and blue-green). 100 percent grassfed beef and veal. Pork, lamb, turkey, rabbit, and chicken. Sausage, steaks, bone broths, ground meats, and jerky. A private membership association. Contact them to become a member.
- 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. Farm store sales and delivery locations in Minster, Troy/Tipp City, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus. Herdshares available for organic, pastured raw milk (A2), butter, cream, yogurt and raw milk cheeses. Eggs, chicken, beef, pork and crushed wheat.
- Meadow Ridge Farm: phone: 717-530-5999; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: myrealfoods.com/
MeadowRidgeFarm. A private membership club only, with delivery sites in southern NY (including NYC and LI), NJ, CT, MD, northern WV, eastern OH, and northern and eastern VA. Free delivery on more than 350 products to any of their delivery sites. To start a new delivery site in your area, call farmer Merv directly. All products are produced in the Weston A. Price traditions, employing practices that are organic, sustainable, humane, and environmentally conscious, and completely free of soy, hormones, GMOs and antibiotics. Their extensive list of products include the following: 100 percent grassfed Devon beef and lamb. Raw A2 milk from 100 percent grassfed Jersey cows; 12 varieties of raw milk cow cheeses, cottage cheese, yogurt, cream, butter, and kefir, all made with raw A2 milk. Raw goat milk, cheeses, butter, yogurt, kefir, their custom probiotic goat drink, as well as pastured goat meat. Camel milk; sheep milk and cheeses. Pastured chicken, pork, turkey, and duck. Free range chicken and duck eggs. Nutrient dense bone broth from beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and duck. Crispy nuts; breads, brownies, granola and bars; potato chips; fermented kimchi, sauerkraut; beet kvass, kombucha; cabbage juice tonic, pickles, ginger ale, ketchup, grape cooler, homemade super tonic, beets, ginger carrots, and mayonnaise; raw honey and maple syrup; wild-caught salmon and haddock; raw cow and goat milk ice creams; Green Pasture Blue Ice Oils; homemade goat milk soaps, and much more. They also offer insulated/ice-packed FedEx Ground shipping of their goat/lamb meat and goat dairy products only. To view their entire list of products, ingredients, prices and delivery sites, simply go to their ordering site and click on the “Join” button to register and to learn more about their food buying club.
- Grass-Fed Butter Farm: https://
rawgrassfedbutter.com. Amish Family Farm in Lancaster County, PA, offers 100 percent raw butter from their grassfed Jersey cows. The butter is free of chemicals, pesticides, and any other drugs, and is made directly on the farm. They can ship nationwide and directly to your door within 1-3 days. They have A2/A2 butter available. Feel free to email with questions: Raw.grassfedbutter@ gmail.com
- Southern Ohio: Herdshares available. Call Dwight Otworth at 740-574-2938 between 7:30-9 pm or email email@example.com.
- West Central Ohio: Pasture’s Delights, located in Decatur, Indiana. See their full listing on the Indiana page.
- Albany/Athens: Black Locust Livestock & Herbal, Sasha Sigetic, 42963 Carsey Rd. Albany, OH 45710, phone: 740-591-5851 (8 am- 6 pm only), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: blacklocustlivestockandherbal. Herdshares are available for this herd of heritage breed British Guernsey goats. $10 buy-in per share, $2-4 jar deposit per share, and $16-18/month per share boarding fee (price subject to change year by year depending on feed costs). One share = approximately 1 quart of milk per week (can vary depending on time of year but is often slightly more). Goats are fed organic (or GMO-free if organic is unavailable) grain/alfalfa mix on the milking stand, free range grazing and mixed grass/legume hay. They are not Certified Organic but strive to maintain as natural and chemical free herd as is possible. Free pint available for sample during the milking season (April-November) but must be picked up at farm.
Athens/Amesville: Singletree Farm, Justin Reynolds and Lauren Genter, 14222 Kuhns Rd. Amesville, OH 45711, phone: 740-624-2134, email: email@example.com, web: www.
singletreefarmohio.com/ Facebook: Singletreefarmohio, Instagram: singletreefarmohio/. Raw milk herdshare program, 100 percent grassfed, pastured, A2/A2, Jersey-cross microdairy on sustainably managed chemical-free family farm. Convenient, contact-less pick up locations in Athens and Amesville. See website above for details.
- 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.
- Hamilton: Double J Farm, Joe and Janet Streit, 3070 Wehr Rd. Hamilton, OH 45011 (~3 mi west of Trenton off State Route 73), serving and delivering to: Cincinnati, Anderson Township, Harrison, Franklin, Loveland, Dayton, Yellow Springs, and more, phone: 513-284-7330, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.doublejfarmohio.com. Grassfed, soy-free, non-GMO raw milk herdshares and raw milk dairy items including butter, cream, yogurt, sour cream, and cultured buttermilk. Grassfed beef and pastured pork, as well as pastured eggs, chickens, and turkeys. All animals are fed soy-free, non-GMO food with access to pasture year-round.
- New Carlisle: Homestead Farm, John and Cathy Baumgardner (owners), 10474 New Carlisle Pike, New Carlisle, OH 45344, phone: 937-845-9394, email: email@example.com. Currently selling herdshares from their pasture-fed Jersey herd to Ohio residents. They also sell USDA-inspected grassfed, pastured beef.
- Arrowcrest Jersey Raw Milk Herdshares, located 30 miles east of Cincinnati, phone: 513-625-7727. All Jersey herd bred for high components with butterfat levels reaching seven percent and protein over five percent in winter months. Farm has been a grade A dairy for the past 32 years, and is still using all the commercial stainless steel dairy equipment for clean milking and rapid cooling of the milk. Cows have been bred to A2/A2 bulls for several generations and are fed an all forage diet consisting of pasture, hay and fresh lettuce scraps. No grain is fed. Land used for grazing has been in grass for 28 years and has only been fertilized with manure, no herbicides, pesticides or commercial fertilizer has been applied. Herdshares are $50 buy-in and $29 monthly boarding fee. Half shares are available.
- New Vienna: TS Farms, Tim & Tiffany Shinkle, 11061 Careytown Rd. New Vienna, OH 45159 (90 minutes from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati), phone: 937-763-1167, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 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. Farm store sales and delivery locations in Piqua, Troy/Tipp City, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus. Herdshares available for organic, pastured raw milk (A2), butter, cream, yogurt and raw milk cheeses. Eggs, chicken, beef, pork and crushed wheat.
- S&D Smith Dairy, LLC, Scott and Debbie Smith, 14304 Mangen Road Yorkshire, OH 45388, phone: 419-336-5433 or 937-467-9476, email: email@example.com, web: www.eatfoodforlife.com, Facebook: EATFoodForLife. They have grassfed Jersey cows. Raw dairy products including milk, cream, yogurt, butter, and cheese are available through a herdshare program. Their A2 milk is certified organic through OEFFA. S&D Smith Dairy, LLC products are available through E.A.T. Food for Life Farm. Their farm store hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 am – 6 pm. Dayton Farmhouse hours are Saturday 8 am – noon. They have pick up locations in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Minster. Home delivery is available Saturday in Dayton and Cincinnati. Contact the office to schedule a farm tour.
- E.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See full listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”.
- Highland Haven Farm, serves this area. See full listing under Hillsboro (Highland County).
- Jedidiah Farm, LLC, Sarah Taylor, 5058 Smothers Rd. Westerville, OH 43081, phone: 614-625-3461, email: Sarah@JedidiahFarm.com, web: www.jedidiahfarm.com, Facebook: jedidiahfarm. Herdshares are available from a herd of purebred Nubian dairy goats. $40 buy-in per share, $3 deposit per jar, $50 per share monthly boarding fee. One share is roughly equivalent to one gallon of milk per week and half shares are also available. Pickups are weeknights 4-8 pm on the farm, with an additional drop in the Clintonville area. Goats have 24/7 access to outdoor pasture whenever weather permits and are fed Certified Organic alfalfa, non-GMO Ohio-grown grains and herbal supplements. Milking season runs March-December and a free pint-sized sample, along with a tour of the farm, are available to interested persons during that time. In addition to the herdshare, Jedidiah Farm also offers meat from pastured organic chicken, and hogs, as well as seasonal herbs and produce.
- Payne Family Farm drop off point; see full listing under Utica for more information.
- Westerville: Drop off point for Payne Family Farm, full listing under Utica for more information.
- 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).
- Cincinnati Area:
- E.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See full listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”.
- Highland Haven Farm, serves this area. See full listing under Hillsboro (Highland County).
Ridgeway: Tighe Farms Dairy Good LLC, Gina Tighe, 7667 County Road 142 N Ridgeway, OH 43345, phone: 937-935-3450, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Herdshare established with assistance from Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Grade A grass-based Jersey dairy farm. Cows are managed through intensive grazing from April through roughly November. Farmland is certified organic, and farm is operated on solar power. Bacteria levels are the lowest the test will yield, and milk receives highest quality awards available through current milk market.
- Hillsboro: Highland Haven Farm, Morgan and Diane Phelps, 12221 Turley Ln. Hillsboro, OH 45133, phone: 937-901-7992, email: email@example.com, web: www.farmmatch.com/highlandhavenfarm. Small diversified family farm offering raw cow and goat dairy items, pasture-raised meats, soy free eggs, and custom CSA boxes alongside a large variety of organically grown vegetables, and more through a PMA program. 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, Columbus and Dayton. See website and contact them to find location nearest you.
- Toronto: Two Sisters Creamery, Shawn and Beth Dougherty, herd managers, 210 Burge Rd. Toronto, OH 43964, phone: 740-537-5178, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. Cows receive no grain and are hand milked (no surge buckets). Milk is strained into glass half-gallon jars (no plastic) provided by the herdshare owners and picked up weekly at the farm. Herdshares 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. Home-grown pastured chickens, all organic feed, available beginning in May; contact the farm by email or phone to place an order. 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 am to 7 pm, seven days a week, or as arranged. Tours of this holistic, self-sustained farmstead can be arranged by calling the farm between 8:30 am and 8 pm, Monday – Saturday.
- Fredericktown: Sweet Grass Dairy, Jacob Coleman, Fredericktown, OH, phone: 317-258-3864, Facebook: sweetgrassssdairy. They milk crossbred dual-purpose cows and have been breeding for an A2/A2 herd. They are a grass-based dairy with about 97 percent of the ration coming from the pastures. A small amount of grain and molasses is fed to help balance the cows’ energy when the grass is short on energy (No soy is fed). They are 40 miles north of Columbus, OH, just five minutes off of Interstate 71. Herdshares are available after a farm tour and interview. Please call anytime to set up a time to visit the farm.
- Granville/Newark area: Everyday Acres, Maria Losh, 2787 James Road Granville, OH 43023, phone: 740-924-5588, email: email@example.com, web: www.everydayacres.com, Facebook: everydayacres. Small herd of Guernsey goats produces milk April-November. Does are fed locally sourced non-GMO grain during lactation, access to pasture during the grazing season and hay year-round. A full share is $50, boarding $40 a month for approximately a gallon of milk a week. Half and quarter shares also available. On farm-pickup and delivery possible, farm visitors welcome by appointment. Also available are eggs and frozen whole chicken from heritage breed birds, including Red Dorkings.
Johnstown: Copia Farm, Dan & Caitlin, 8352 Johnstown-Alexandria Rd. Johnstown, OH 43031 (Short drive from Columbus, OH), phone: 614-915-9269, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.CopiaOhio.com, Facebook: copiafarm. A2/A2 Jersey Cows, grassfed with a tiny bit of certified organic grain at feeding to show thanks. Cleanliness and safety are top priority. Milk is immediately chilled. Milk herdshares, $25 one-time buy-in, $9/gallon boarding fee. Convenient pickup 365 days/year 9am-7pm. Copia Farmstore also features real grassfed meats, pasture-raised eggs, organic produce & pantry items, organic sourdough bread on Friday afternoons. Call or email to schedule a tour and orientation for real milk.
- Pataskala: Find Hope Farm, Todd and Lauren Cain, Creek Rd., phone: 614-477-7989, email: email@example.com, web: www.findhopefarm.com. Alpine dairy goats with access to pasture and hay at all times, free choice 20-mineral system, routine monitoring for parasites and mammary health. Only goat herd in the state enrolled in Johne’s, tuberculosis, and brucellosis eradication programs through the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Routine testing for Q Fever. $50 buy-in per share, $50/month boarding fee. Herdshares receive milk year round. One share is approximately one gallon of milk a week, partial shares are available. Pet milk is available by the gallon, contingent on supply. Tours available by appointment.
- Utica: Payne Family Farm, Utica OH 43080, phone: 740-507-3165, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- DeGraaf: Cowshare pickups (goatshares are also planned for the future). Email Andria Perkins for more information at email@example.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.
- Medina/Lodi Area: Earth Song Farm, Steve Andrews and Cindy Farmer, 7634 Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 42), Lodi, OH 44254, phone: 330-948-2672, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: earthsongfarm.com. Organic and biodynamic farm raising Nubian, Alpine and LaMancha goats, free-range chickens, ducks and rabbits. Holistic health care management is used, including an herbal parasite prevention program. No hormones, antibiotics or chemical wormers. The goats are fed organic hay, free-range browse, a small amount of organic non-GMO/non-soy feed while on the milking stand, and occasional fruits and vegetables from the farm. A herdshare program is available for raw goat milk. Other products available from the farm include free-range chicken, rabbit meat, chicken and duck eggs, honey, maple syrup, seasonal organic fruits and vegetables, jams, goat milk soap and medicinal herbal products. Farm visits and tours are welcome.
- Pomeroy: Melody Holler Farm, LLC, Lin and Eric Karcher, 32615 St Rt 143 Pomeroy, OH 45769, phone: 740-818-3577, email: lin@
melodyhollerfarm.com, web: melodyho llerfarm.com, Facebook: melodyhollerfarm. A2/A2 Jersey cross dairy cattle, heritage pigs, grassfed, pasture-raised on organically-managed land. Herdshares (raw milk shares): one-time $75 to join and a $48 monthly boarding fee for raw milk, grassfed burger, milkfed pork, farm pick-up, for questions or details email or call (leave a message) or visit the website (under construction).
- Coldwater: Dues Jersey Farm, Ben Dues (herd manager), 4162 Philothea Rd. Coldwater, OH 45828, phone: 317-753-4016, email: email@example.com. Family owned for over a century, Raw Jersey cow milk, cream, butter for pets and grassfed beef available. 100 percent grass and forage fed from OEFFA Certified Organic fields. Pasture-grazed, and chemical free. Anna Belle’s Pet Milk, Pet Cream and Pet Butter and 100 percent grassfed beef (Indiana and Ohio). Farm pickup available. Looking for delivery locations in Columbus and Cincinnati on Wednesday mornings. See map of current locations here.
- Covington: Heritage Breed Farms, Brent and Beth Schulze, 11591 Versailles Rd.
Covington, OH 45318, phone: 937-726-3501. Grass fed Organic Guernsey cows. Golden Guernsey raw milk herdshares available, grass-fed only, no grain. A2/A2 milk. They also have grassfed beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, eggs, and more.
- Laura: 5 Star Jersey Dairy, Mark Deeter, 10304 Fenner Rd. Laura, OH 45337, phone: 937-416-2481, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: 5starjerseydairy.com. A2/A2 Jersey cows; A2 organic grassfed raw milk. Herdshare $50, boarding fee $35. Yogurt and cream also available.
- Piqua/Troy/Tipp City: E.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See full listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”
- Troy: Bair-Trax Dairy, David & Annette Bair, phone: 937-440-9614 (please leave message if no answer), email: email@example.com, Facebook: Bairtraxdairy. A certified organic dairy. They milk crossbreed dairy cows with a heavy Jersey influence, breeding for polled and A2/A2 genetics. They pasture the cows roughly from April-November. Feed no GMOs to all animals and no soy to the cattle. Also offering hamburger, eggs and chicken, all raised on their farm. Herdshares available with a farm tour. Located 20 miles north of Dayton and 5 miles east of both Troy and Tipp City.
- Dayton Area:
- Towering Oaks Farm, serves this area see full listing under Darke County.
- Highland Haven Farm, serves this area. See full listing under Hillsboro (Highland County).
- Udderly Blessed Dairy Goats, phone: 937-418-8735, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They milk a small herd of Alpine and Nubian goats. They have herdshares available.
- Homestead Farm, serves this area. See full listing under New Carlisle (Clark County).
- Kettering: Liberty Market, Leigh or Dave, 2675 Patterson Rd. Kettering, OH 45420 (5 min south of State Route 35, next to Lefty’s Tavern), phone: 937-232- 8461 or 823-0986, email: at email@example.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 am-4 pm and Mon.-Thurs. 5-8:00 pm.
- Mt. Gilead: Jubilee Meadows Farm LLC, Steve Miller, 5867 TR97 Mt. Gilead. OH 43338 (45 min north of Columbus), phone: 419-946-1413, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Herdshares for raw milk, as well as grassfed beef, pork, chicken, and eggs. Certified Organic.
- Junction City: Aunt Ellen’s Farm, 3644 St Rte. 668 S, Junction City, OH 43748, phone: 740-343-3255, email: AuntEllenS@aol.com. Raw milk herdshares from 100 percent grassfed cows. Mobile milker milks the cows right in the field. No chemicals, wormers, or hormones are used. Goatshares are available from 100 percent pastured animals. The farm also offers 100 percent grassfed Angus beef, and 100 percent grassfed lamb. Pork and eggs planned.
- Deerfield: Cymry Farm, Don and Adriann Sampson, 2071 Bonner Rd. Deerfield, OH 44411, phone: 330-654-4752 calls only, landline = no texting, email: Adriann.Sampson@yahoo.com. Herdshares available from a pasture based mixed herd of Jersey, Holstein, and Ayrshire cows. As the weather permits, the cows are rotationally grazed, with a small amount of supplemental grain given in the barn at milking time. They are fed forages and ensilage (all home grown) to complement the grass season. Health and cleanliness is a top priority. Herd tested free of Brucellosis, Tuberculosis and Johne’s. $35 buy-in per share (refundable) and $25/month boarding fee. Whole and half shares are available year round. Visitors always welcome with an appointment, and samples are available. Member of FTCLDF.
- 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.
- East Sparta:
- Simon Certified Organic Family Farm, 1044 Battlesburg St. SW East Sparta, OH 44626, phone: 330-704-2895, email: email@example.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 percent grassfed 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.
- Simple Pleasures Farm, 2940 Haut St. SW, Andi Michelson, phone: 330-806-0747, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Lamancha goat herdshares available. Goats outdoors daily on spray-free pasture and browse. Mixed grass/alfalfa hay. Grain fed on milk stand. No routine chemical deworming. Stainless steel milking machine used to ensure sanitary milk; quickly chilled. One-time purchase fee of $35. and monthly boarding fee of $35. entitles share holder to 1 gallon of milk per week. Jar deposit fee $2.
- Minerva: Olde Pine Spring Farm, Colleen & Corey Kuttie, 8059 Magnet Rd. NE Minerva, OH 44657, phone: 505-818-8914, email: email@example.com, Facebook: oldepinespringfarm. They have a small herd of 10 miniature Nubian dairy goats, focusing on the lines from the country’s top milk producing herds. The herd is treated using only herbals and essential oils, resorting to conventional means only when necessary. The herd is fed fresh hay and out on pasture daily, weather permitting. Milking does are offered grains during milking. They currently offer milk through herdshare only as per Ohio state law. $40 member buy-in and $20/month boarding fee per share. Local delivery possible, farm pick up when convenient. Farm visits as requested.
- Richfield: Stone Garden Farm, Laura & Jim Fry, 2891 Southern Rd. Richfield, OH 44286, phone: 330-212-9934, email: StoneGardenFamily@yahoo.com, web: www.StoneGardenFarm.com, Facebook.com: stonegardenfarm. Cow share, registered grassfed Jersey milk cow, monthly shares are $30, other farm products available, meats, produce, etc., homesteading classes, homeschool meetups, 19th century village tours and more.
- Marysville: de Good Life Farm, Jeff and Diane, email: firstname.lastname@example.org They are a small farm with two Jersey cows for milk and occasionally they have grassfed beef and pastured meat chickens for sale. The cows are in the pasture during the growing months and fed hay during the winter, with minimal non-GMO feed supplementation at milking time. Limited herdshares available from time to time. Waiting list available.
Van Wert County:
- Lima: Weldy Jerseys, Stan Weldy, 19679 Wetzel Rd. Middle Point, OH 45863, phone: 419-587-3720, email: email@example.com. Herdshares available for raw milk from Jersey cows that graze pastures during the grazing season and are fed Certified Organic forages in the winter months. Free choice minerals are offered at all times. No grain. Organic certification is through Global Organic Alliance. Herdshares are $40, monthly boarding fee is $22 for a gallon of milk every week. Half shares are available. Glass jars are $6/gallon and $4/half gallon with milk picked up at the farm. Member of WAPF and FTCLDF.
- Sterling: Briar Rose Goat Dairy, Julia Gasser, phone: 330-641-2293, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A small-scale family goat dairy, offering raw milk herd shares directly to consumers. Nigerian Dwarf goats are fed an organic, forage-based diet which includes plenty of fresh pasture. Recent milk tests revealed a herd average of 6.7% fat and 4.5% protein, with hopes to increase. Connect on Instagram: @juliarosegasser.
- West Salem: BlueLoon Farm, Courtland & Jenny Rocco, 13085 N. Elyria Rd. West Salem, OH 44287, phone: 330-235-3953, email: email@example.com, web: www.blueloonfarm.com, Facebook: blueloonfarm. BlueLoon Farm is a 46-acre, USDA-certified organic farm certified by Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA). They currently milk a herd of 14 grassfed and registered Jersey cows. Shares available for milk, cream, and butter. Ghee now available. Other farm products also available, please contact via email or phone for further details.
- Arbor-Vale Dairy Goats, phone: 330-671-9911, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dairy goat herdshares available. They offer raw milk from a herd of Alpine and Saanen goats. For an additional charge they can turn your raw goat milk into kefir, chevre, feta, camembert, brie, and/or gouda. More items may be available upon request.
- Harvest Hills Farm, Deb Gray, in Wooster near Apple Creek, phone: 330-262-4123, email: email@example.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.
- Montpelier: S-J Farm, Scott & Jonell Walker, 122 Eureka Drive Montpelier, OH 43543, phone: 419-485-8630, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nubian goats. Herdshares available. Goat milk soap and lotion.
- Pemberville/Luckey: Don and Frances Russell, Pemberville, OH 43450, phone: 719-304-9223. Small family farm. They milk a few A2/A2 Jersey cows. The cows are rotationally grazed and are moved multiple times a day to new grass. Milk is stored in glass half-gallon jars and picked up weekly at the farm. Herdshares are $30/share and there is a $24 jar deposit per share; both can be bought back at the same price. The monthly boarding fee is $30/share. They are five miles east of Bowling Green, and 15 minutes south of Perrysburg off 199. Herdshares are available after a farm tour and interview. Please call to set up a time to visit the farm.