Crowfoot Farm is a micro dairy located in beautiful Amissville, Virginia. We offer raw milk herd shares from our grassfed, A2 Brown Swiss cow herd. We also offer dairy cultures and cheese making supplies, and small batch artisanal farm products such as pastured eggs, grassfed beef, handmade soaps, and wool yarn.
Farm Store Hours:
We are primarily a private dairy, boarding cows for our herd share owners. Many of our other small-batch farm products are only available at certain times during the season. If you are looking for something in particular, we recommend calling ahead to check inventory.
Open year round
Mon.-Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Please note: The entire farm is visible as you drive in. If you would like to have a walking tour of other areas on the farm besides the Farm Store, please make prior arrangements with us. Please remember this is a working farm and private residence. Please do not touch or feed the animals. Thank you!
Farm Products (click for details):
It is illegal to sell raw milk in Virginia. The only way to obtain raw milk in Virginia is through a herd share. Please give us at least 24 hours notice before coming to sign up for a herd share. Thank you.
We offer ownership shares in our grass-fed, holistically managed Brown Swiss dairy cow herd. This is the only way raw milk may legally be obtained in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Share owners receive a percentage of the herd’s milk production each week, an average of 1 gallon per week per share. Owners must make the commitment to pick up their milk weekly at the farm (we do not deliver). Milk is available year round, and your one-time purchase of a share is good indefinitely. Share owners receive a monthly e-newsletter with updates on the herd and home dairy recipes.
One share in the herd costs $100 up front, and then owners pay a boarding fee of $40/month per share for the daily care, feeding and milking of the herd. (Half shares are also available for $50 up front, and $20/month to receive 1/2 gallon per week.)
Our cows are tested A2 milkers and TB, Brucellosis, Johnes and BLV free. We also regularly test our milk for safety and quality. Brown Swiss milk is very rich in butterfat and proteins and is prized by cheesemakers for its excellent yield and qualities.
Please call us for more information about our dairy herd share program.
- Chicken Eggs: $5/dozen. Available year-round.
- Duck Eggs: $7/dozen. Seasonal/Limited availability.
Beef is out of stock until Fall 2019.
Brown Swiss are traditionally a dual-purpose breed that provide both wonderful milk and delicious beef. Our Brown Swiss steers are raised here on the farm on real milk and then finished on grass pastures at West Wind Farm just up the road. We offer a selection of all beef sausage grillers, ground beef, stew meat, and beef bones seasonally. Whole and half freezer beeves are also occasionally available. Limited supply: call to check availability.
Due to construction projects on the farm, we will not have plants for sale in 2019. Please check back in 2020!
In spring and early summer we offer herb, flower, and vegetable plants for your garden. We specialize in heirloom vegetables and flowers especially well suited to our growing region, as well as culinary and medicinal herbs. All plants are propagated or grown from seed on our farm, using organic methods. Our plants are never treated with chemical fertilizers or pesticides so they are safe for pollinators and other beneficial insects.
We offer only 100% local honey from trusted neighborhood beekeepers. Summer 2018 honey is in the Farm Store now.
Please note: We do not offer honey in bulk/wholesale quantities.
Hand-poured jar candles and hand-dipped taper candles made from 100% pure beeswax are also available in the Farm Store.
Rachel makes old-fashioned soap in small batches from pure ingredients produced on our farm. If you find that commercial soaps leave your hands dry and chapped, these skin nourishing soaps are the perfect solution. Our soaps contain no artificial chemical ingredients.
The Story of our Soaps…
Waste not, want not. Pure soap is made from a base of natural fats or oils be they from animals or plants. It was common place for our ancestors to make their own soaps from the extra fat of their livestock. Today, most “natural” soaps are made from a base of coconut and/or olive oils which must travel thousands of miles from other regions of the world. By making soap from the extra fat of our animals, we are reducing our carbon footprint by using a renewable resource literally from our own backyard, and honoring the lives of our animals by making use of every part, wasting nothing. We are able to provide for the soap needs of our household, and income from the sale of our extra soap is an important contribution to the permaculture system of our farmstead.
Thank you for buying local, sustainable, eco-friendly soaps and reducing your carbon footprint!
Raw fleeces, and washed & combed wool roving are available from our heritage Cotswold, Romney and East Friesian sheep.
3085 Indian Run Road
Amissville, Virginia 20106
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