The cow in which you’re buying a share is a purebred Jersey or Jersey Cross. Our pasture raised, happy cows are never given any hormones, and are certified free of TB and Brucellosis. Shares are renewable every 4 weeks.
It is illegal to for anyone to sell raw milk in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each state makes up it’s own guidelines and the Commonwealth of Virginia has chosen to follow the FDA regulations regarding the sale of raw milk and raw milk products. A Share Program is legal in the Commonwealth of Virginia, there are no regulations regarding the consumption of raw milk from an animal that the individual owns or owns a stake in. http://www.westonaprice.org and http://www.realmilk.com are two websites with valuable information about the benefits of drinking raw milk and the availability of raw milk by individual state.
A share in your own cow without having to have a farm of your own!
The cow in which you’re buying a share is a purebred Jersey or Jersey Cross.
Absolutely not! We don’t give our animals anything we don’t want in our family. Antibiotics are only used in life-threatening emergencies and never given as a preventive measure for illness.
Yes, during the pasture growing season, the cows will be out on pasture. During the snowy winter months, we will feed the cows hay from our own farm or silage from a trusted local farmer. While the cows are being milked, they will be fed a locally produced feed to keep them happy while being milked.
Yes! These cows are certified free of TB and Brucellosis. Once per year, the cows are tested for the presence of TB and Brucellosis. In addition, the cows (as calves) are vaccinated for Brucellosis. This covers them for the life of the animal.
The cows are located in Purcellville, VA – and whenever the farm is open on the weekends we welcome you to come and say HI to the cows!
We are milking the cows by hand or by machine. After we milk the cows, we transfer the milk into glass containers and store in the refrigerator at 35-37 degrees until it is picked up.
You come out to the farm on your assigned day to be determined when you sign up. Pick up days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, & Sundays only from 10am-5pm.
Of course! We take all precautions and we would never give you something that our family wouldn’t drink!
Your share is renewable every 4 weeks.
Because of the short share time, if you need to cancel early, there is no buy-back.
The calves are “purchased” by Grange & Grub in return for the cost of getting the cow bred according to the herd share agreement.
To purchase a share in a cow (one share is equivalent to one gallon of milk per week) you pay $14.00 or $9.00 for a 1/2 share (one half gallon per week). You pay this amount every 4 weeks to renew your share.
In addition there is an initial charge of $20 per share (or $10 per 1/2 share) deposit for 4 (or 2) 1/2 gallon glass jars with lids.
After the above costs, there is a boarding fee that goes to Grange and Grub of $37 per share per month for a full share or $20 per month for 1/2 share; that continues for as long as you own your share.
EXAMPLE — COST FOR 1 SHARE
EXAMPLE — COST FOR 3 SHARES
YES! You can reserve just 1/2 share!
The boarding fees are collected every 4 weeks either by a check or cash when you pick up your milk or you can pay online by check when you receive your emailed invoice. We no longer accept credit card payments for milk shares.
We send out an emailed invoice the week your payment is due.
Read and sign the boarding agreement with Grange & Grub, and then write us a check or pay with your credit card. As soon as we receive your signed agreement and your payment, you own the cow and you may begin picking up your delicious, nutritious, fresh milk!