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.
Herd 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.
Each 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.
Want to visit the farm and ask questions before committing? No problem! Just give us a call and at least 24 hours notice to set up a time to meet with the farmers.
Please call with any additional questions you may have. Herd share sign-ups are by appointment only with at least 24 hours notice so we can have milk bottled for you. 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, Warrenton/Fauquier, Stafford, Prince William, Fairfax counties and beyond.
3085 Indian Run Road
Amissville, Virginia 20106
Farm Store Hours:
First time visitors must call before coming to the farm.
Open year round
Mon.-Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Visiting the Farm: We are primarily a private dairy, boarding cows for our herd share owners. Our other small-batch farm products may not be available at all times. If you are looking for something in particular, we recommend calling ahead to check inventory. First time visitors must call before coming to the farm. Herd share sign-ups are by appointment only with at least 24 hours notice.
Please note: The entire farm is visible as you drive in. Please remember this is both a working farm and private residence, so we ask visitors to refrain from trespassing into areas other than the Farm Store. For your safety and theirs, please do not touch or feed the animals. Thank you!