Raw Milk in Virginia
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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. Please give us 24 hours notice before coming to sign up for a herd share. Thank you!
We joined a herd share several years ago and were converted when we witnessed raw milk heal our child from health issues that caused daily pain. For several years, we took joy in driving to the dairy farm every week to obtain this precious food. Our enthusiasm turned to passion when we began milking Brown Swiss cows in 2012. Now our lives revolve around cows and the micro-dairy, and we are honored to be able to supply this precious food to many families weekly, coming from Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, Fauquier, Stafford, Prince William, Fairfax counties and beyond.