IN THE STATE OF NEVADA RAW MILK IS ILLEGAL TO SELL, HOWEVER COW SHARES ARE LEGAL.
CSA~ consumer supported agriculture is a way for the consumer to be part and share the benefits of the local farmer. This means you buy "part of the cow" and assist in supporting them, while also benefiting from the production of the product produced.
This aspect of the ranch is in process at this time. We are currently doing CSA with milk and plan on expanding to add lots more! Call for most current update.*
IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA RAW MILK IS LEGAL we have locations for pickup of preordered milk..
We are now starting pickup points for pre ordered milk:
Call for Truckee and Carson City schedule and availability.
John at 775 622-6022 for Saturday morning deliveries ~ he does a Susanville to Portola loop
Reno* Call to schedule this pick up
* Nevada pick up REQUIRES CSA purchases ~ Cow Share Adoptions ONLY
The milk from the previous day is refridgerated to just above freezing for delivery in ice chests with ice. You will need to bring CLEAN SANITARY jars at the time of pick up for a jar exchange to reduce waste. Plastic jugs will be $1.00 extra.
Milk can be purchased at the ranch when available.
Upon order only we also raise pigs on milk and out dated bread for bulking up milk, and alfalfa only for a faster growing, delicate meat. As you can see they are semi free range! Call for more info.
RAW grass fed MILK
We have Jersey cows! Jersey cows make the best milk! See the facts: http://www.highlawnfarm.com/facts.php
I love my cows and kiss them all the time! My first cow was 6 months old when I got her. She fit in the back seat of my husband's Chevy Tahoe! Her name is Star, who is now 3. Her first calf is named Pumpkin! My grandsons have the job of picking the names!
I also have another 6 month old jersey heifer, born here, named Peanut!
My cows graze on fresh native grass pastures all year and hay, also from here. It is not shipped here and has limited fossil fuel use in the haying process.
As acceptable to EatWild http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm I feed them up to 6 lbs of grain a day. This is only during the short time of milking to reward them for standing still. Here are some fun questions http://www.milkywayfarm.com/faqs.htm including that the average weight of 50 lbs of hay/grass is eaten by a cow giving 6 gallons a day, which is the amount my cows give when they are "fresh" or after they have just given birth!
So if you take in consideration 50 lbs of hay and -6 lbs of grain.... just for the big picture! I also feed local alfalfa. The grain increases the cream in the milk.
I do not buy "organic" as the majority of feed is raised by me & I know what it contains. Organic certified is twice the cost of regular and it would cost more for the feeding of the animal, which would cost you more too.
My cows drink fresh running spring water, not processed & No chlorine.
You are welcome to come visit my girls or call me for more questions!