Dairy Goat Herd Share Program
A raw milk service.
We provide a year round dairy goat herd share and are dedicated to providing you with the best dairy services!
Our dairy goats are registered with the American Dairy Goat Association. Currently we have Lamanchas and an Alpine in our herd. The Lamanchas' defining feature is their small ears; they appear to not have ears at all! A little funny looking at first but these sweet girls have wonderful personalities and milk!
How the herdshare works
River’s Edge Farm LLC keeps and houses the goats. We will take excellent care of the goats by providing forage through pasture when available and quality hay, free-choice minerals, and clear clean water. They always have access to shelter for shade and escape from the weather whenever they want.
The does receive grain during milking and are also supplemented with alfalfa/chaffhaye in the winter to provide extra nutrition. The minerals offered to the does at River’s Edge Farm are a balanced blend of plant based herbs and kelp.
River’s Edge Farm LLC normally milks the goats twice a day. If we feel this is too much for any doe at any time she’ll be milked once a day or dried off if necessary. We are responsible to the goats first; the milk they share is a gift we don't take for granted. After milking the fresh milk is filtered and transferred directly into clean glass jars, placed first into a freezer for quick and proper cool down, then into the refrigerator.
Milk will be waiting in the refrigerator for you on your scheduled pickup day. If milk is not picked up River’s Edge Farm LLC is not responsible. We are flexible and willing to work with you to try to make arrangements to suit your needs. This includes working with you to accommodate a different pick-up around vacations etc. Please be respectful of our time though and give us as much notice as possible to make these special arrangements.
Milk care: Storing your milk between 35 and 38 degrees is ideal to prevent spoilage. This means even on your ride home from the farm you should transport in a cooler with an ice pack, especially in the summer months.
If you have any questions you can reach us here.