I've restocked my soap-making milk supply and am now ready to add Raw Goat Milk to the list of things sold here on the farm! As always, we will be doing this "by the book," so, in accordance with the Arkansas milk law, you will see this sign displayed at the "point of sale."
Once we've relocated to the farm, I'll probably have a nicer sign made, but this one will get the job done for now.
I've had lots of inquiries about our milk sales, so let me give you the lowdown on how sales will work here at Brood Farm:
1. Milk will ONLY be sold from the farm. As much as I'd like to, I cannot deliver milk to you. This is in accordance with the Arkansas milk law. Besides, one of the benefits of buying from a local farm is being able to see the production side of your food.
2. Milk will be sold for $3 per quart or $10 per gallon.
Yes, I know that seems high. But it costs money to provide a natural, healthy diet to a goat and takes a great amount of time to hand-milk her twice daily -- squirt-by-precious-squirt. I actually researched comps and found that raw goat milk sells for as high as $16 a gallon right here in Arkansas, and, as you can imagine gets much higher than that in areas where healthy, whole diets are trendy. Besides, with store-bought milk prices soaring due to drought, our prices start to look better and better. As with anything we sell, we are selling to the public because we believe we have a good product that helps us and will help you to "Take care. Eat well." Our aim is not to get rich off of our farm (is that even possible?) but rather to cover our costs and pay ourselves for the time we spend in care and production. We believe this price point does just that.
3. Customers will need to provide their own containers. If you're in a pinch, you may borrow my containers, but you'll have to add a dollar to the price of each quart. (As a canner, my jars are very dear to me!)
4. Unlike our eggs, of which there is never any shortage, I may at times run out of milk. If you happen to stop by on, say, mozzarella-making day, you may be disappointed. For this reason (and because I'll have to be home to pour up your milk), you'll need to call or email or FaceBook message ahead of time to be sure I'll be home at the appointed time and have the amount you need.
Okay. I think that about covers HOW to purchase Brood Farm's Raw Goat Milk!
As for WHY you ought to trade in your store-bought cow's milk for our farm's goat milk, check out this older blog post. :)