Pay Monthly Agistment Fee Online

The agistment fee for feeding, caring for, and milking your cows is due on the first of every month. Please use the button below to pay your agistment fee online.  

Number Of Shares

Use the donate button if you need to choose your own amount to pay. (This is not really a donation, but the only way I can figure out for paypal to allow the client to choose the amount to pay is to use a button that they label "donation"......)

Personal Chef Service

We offer a processing service to cow share owners. If you own a share of a cow and board her on our farm, for a small processing fee we will turn your milk into cheese, yogurt, and other delectable dairy goodness.

We can only process milk that you already own, so we can only process the milk that is part of your share each week. If you own a share, then you can have some of that milk processed, which means that you will get less whole milk that week. For example, if you own a full share and want two quarts of your milk processed into yogurt then you will get three to four quarts of whole milk, plus two quarts of yogurt, that week. 

We can handcraft your milk into a number of artisan products. We offer a selection of products which vary from week to week. If you need something special, ask us about it and we will try to accomodate your needs. 

To order, use the buttons below to add the processing options to your shopping cart and pay online. Please place your order by the end of the day on the Sunday before you pick up your milk. Your dairy products will be ready for you along with any milk that you choose not to have processed.  

Note: We do not have cheese, yogurt, or any other dairy products for sale. Raw milk and raw milk products such as cheese, butter, and yogurt, may contain harmful pathogens and their consumption is not recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).  Neither our dairy nor our home kitchen where we make butter, yogurt, and cheese, is regulated by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is not subject to inspection by VDACS. The dairy products cannot be bought or sold and are intended for your own personal use. The cheeses and butter are made from raw milk. 

Month of January

Original Yogurt

One quart of milk will yield one quart of yogurt ($3 per quart processing fee). 

Quantity

We heat the milk before culturing it to make the yogurt thick and creamy, making it a pasteurized not raw product. It has no additives and contains nothing other than pure whole milk and the culture. We heat the yogurt in a stainless steel pot and culture it in glass quart jars inside our new top-of-the-line dehydrator, which maintains a constant temperature for the duration of the yogurt culturing process. This is our personal favorite style of yogurt; it is thick, creamy, and delicious.

 

Raw Yogurt

One quart of milk will yield one quart of yogurt ($3 per quart processing fee). 

Quantity

This is a raw-milk yogurt. The only difference between it and the original yogurt is that this yogurt is not heated before being cultured. The probiotic activity in the two versions of yogurt should be just about identical. The raw-milk yogurt has a pronounced separation between the curds and the whey, making the texture quite different from store-bought yogurt. 

 

Manchego Fresco

One quart of milk will yield about 4 ounces of manchego fresco ($5 per quart processing fee). 

Quantity

This is a raw milk cheese made with a recipe from Spain. It is creamy, semi-firm, sweet, mellow, slightly salty, and melts well.