In Ohio it is illegal to sell or buy raw milk, but owners or part owners of an animal or herd can legally consume raw milk from the animals they own.
A herd share allows you to actually purchase a percent of the herd. Since you now own part of a herd, you can drink the milk.
We charge a one time purchase fee of $35.00 per share which will yield approximately 1 gallon per week. This will vary at certain times of the year, mostly late winter and early spring, during kidding season.
The monthly boarding fee for one share is $35.00. This is paid monthly to care for the animals.
Ex: If you decide you could use about 2 gallons per week, you would purchase 2 shares at a 1 time purchase price of $70.00. Then you would pay a monthly boarding fee of $70.00 per month for as long as you own your shares. Your share of the milk may be picked up weekly at an agreed upon time.
If you decide you no longer want to have a share of the herd, then we will buy the shares back from you at the original purchase price. The boarding fee is not refundable.
We milk with a machine and our milk is chilled and cared for very well!! We do not like "goaty" tasting milk and take every precaution to be sure we never have it! A number people who drink milk from our herd have complemented it on the taste. As owner/managers of the goat herd we take full responsibility of the care of the animals and that is laid out in the contract in detail.
I do have a couple of herd shares available now, but likely not for long! (4/24/16)
Herd Share Information