Here’s where we talk about how you can buy and board your Herd Share and how to start receiving your Raw Milk!
First, the disclaimer…
The ONLY legal way to obtain Raw Milk in the State of Tennessee is to own a cow in part or in full. This means that you must either own a whole cow or own a share in a cow or herd of cows with several other people. Most people that own a herd share have a boarding agreement with a farmer to take care of the cow or herd for them.
This is the best of both worlds! You get your raw milk and there’s NO experience required and NO daily commitments!
It is illegal to sell raw milk in the State of Tennessee. Period. That being said we will only transfer milk to a herd share owner and we do ask for your commitment not to sell your raw milk to someone else.
Ok, just wanted to make sure we were all on the same sheet of music…
The Herd Share Price
We currently have Herd Shares available for sale. Here’s the process to get started.
- Herd Share Price Per Share – $50.00/share or $30.00/half share (One Time Cost Per Share)
- Full Share Weekly Boarding – $11.50 – Per Week, Per Share, Paid a Month in Advance
- Half Share Weekly Boarding – $6.50 – Per Week, Per Half Share, Paid a Month in Advance.
- 1 herd share entitles you to 1 gallon of milk per week, 1 Half Share is 1/2 gallon of milk per week
How to Join
- Call me and let me know how many shares you would like to get
- I’ll send you an invoice by email
- Pay the invoice
- Read and sign herd share documents when you do your first pickup
- Enjoy your fresh raw milk!
When you purchase your herd share(s) you will receive a Bill of Sale and a Herd Share Boarding Contract to show that you own share(s) in a Jersey Dairy Herd.
If at anytime you decide you don’t want your share(s) please let us know and we will do our best to make arrangements to buy it back, help you sell the share or you are welcome to sell it on your own – it is after all your share.
You will also need to supply your own glass containers. (Preferably half gallon glass jars with lids.) You will need twice as many containers as you have shares in this way you can leave clean empty containers to be filled when you pick up your milk.
Additional Labor Services
Optionally, instead of getting raw milk you can get your share(s) in yogurt, kefir, heavy cream, or butter (seasonal).
This is available to herd share owners.
We offer Grassfed Beef for sale as a Quarter, Half, or Whole twice a year. This is available first to our herd share members.
We offer some natural products for sale as well. Ask about them at your next pickup.
Pick Up and Delivery
Madisonville, TN or Surrounding Areas
Farm pick ups are always welcome during regular business hours. Because the farm is also our home we do ask that you call to set up an appointment to pick up your milk.
We currently have regular pick up hours on Monday 9am – 7pm and Fridays after 3pm.
We currently have a weekly delivery in West Knoxville every Thursday from 4:30 – 5:00 pm.
All of our Maryville Herd Share Boarders are picking up at the farm.
Start a Pick-Up in Your Town
With fuel prices being so outrageous many of our Herd Share Families have started what I like to call a “Pick-up Coop”, this is where 2 or more families that live in the same town take turns picking up the milk. We have families that come from several cities throughout East Tennessee such as Maryville, Oak Ridge, Norris, South Knoxville, Wartburg, and more.
The more families that are involved the fewer trips each has to make for example, 2 families – every 2 weeks, 3 families – every 3 weeks and so on…So grab a friend or family member and start a coop for your town!