Raw milk is fresh, unprocessed whole milk produced by pastured grass-fed cows. Raw milk is rich in vitamins and nutrients, and can help protect against disease by stimulating the immune system.
For more information on raw milk and its health benefits, go to www.realmilk.com or www.raw-milk-facts.com. You can also view informative videos by Mark McAfee, owner of Organic Pastures Dairy Company, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD_aTnUWAZ0, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikcYjBSe6fA, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d3EeTBXMPo, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUG-4uUbjbY
Raw milk can be obtained legally in Ohio through a herdshare boarding contract, or agistment. Each share represents legal ownership of a portion of a herd, which then entitles you to a corresponding amount of the herd's milk production.
One herd share allows you to obtain one 'unit' of dairy products per week. One unit equals one of these items: 1 gallon of milk, 2 quarts of yogurt, 16 oz cream, 8 oz butter or other various dairy.
For more information on herd share ownership at Highland Haven Farm, please consult our FAQ page, or contact us directly with any questions you might have about raw dairy.
Our list of drop locations, the Bill of Sale and Bovine Agistment forms are attached for your convenience at the lower left corner of this page. Please print and send by U.S. Mail.
Mail Raw Dairy/Herd Share forms with check made to HHF to:
~Cincinnati Branch Manager for HHF:
1980 Gainsborough Ln.
Cincinnati, OH 45230
~Dayton Branch Manager for HHF:
410 Grand Ave.
Sabina OH 45169
Dairy products are ordered each week via website, and can be picked up directly at the farm or at one of our delivery points. We use the same delivery routes and pickup locations as the Cedarmore Farm CSA, which provides its members with a weekly box of in-season fresh vegetables.
We currently offer weekly deliveries to Hillsboro, Mt. Orab, Batavia, Eastgate, Anderson, Loveland, Mason, Westwood, Norwood, Kenwood, Clarksville, Lebanon, Dayton, Beavercreek, Xenia and Downtown Cincinnati.
We will be adding more delivery points in the future, so please contact us for an update.