Farm Offerings

Raw Milk Herd Shares

Raw A2A2 Milk Herd Shares from 100% Grass fed Dairy Herd. Beyond organic, multi-generational family run operation. Raw Milk herd share program to Alexandria, Mt. Vernon, Fairfax, Burke, Leesburg, Aldie, Ashburn, South Riding, Madison, & Culpeper.

The only raw milk you can drink is the milk from your own cow or through owning a share of a herd as it is illegal in Virginia to buy and sell raw milk (milk that is unpasteurized). Therefore on Honey Brook Farms we have provided the opportunity for you to board your herd/cow on our farm. Our 100% grass fed (no grain ever) herd is tested and 100% A2/A2. We’ll do all the work of feeding, caring and managing and you will receive your milk from you’re herd/cow.

5/30/19 Sold out of shares. Contact us to get on the waiting list – thank you for your support!

5/28/19 A few openings available. Contact us as soon as possible for details. 

5/6/19 Thank you for all the interest! We are sold out of shares at this time. Contact us to get on the waiting list. 

3/28/19 Good News – we have raw milk & yogurt shares available! After being sold out for most of the last 6-9 months, we are grateful to have shares available. Contact us today to reserve yours!

Frequently Asked Questions About the Milk

What is So Good About Raw Milk?

The health and nutritional benefits found in raw milk are far superior to that of pasteurized milk. Many people who have experienced intolerance to pasteurized milk have found no issue with raw milk. Raw milk from cows on fresh pasture provides an incredible amount of nutrients and beneficial enzymes that are necessary for the health of the human body and are destroyed through pasteurization and homogenization.

We are committed to providing a product that will benefit you and your family, for this generation and the ones to come.

Here are two websites that provide some more information on the benefits of raw milk.

www.westonaprice.org

www.realmilk.com

What is A2A2 Milk?

A2A2 Milk is genetically superior milk. Most milk has the more prevalent A1 protein and so have the BCM7 peptide (a mutation) that has been linked to contributing to autoimmune conditions, autism, heart disease, & more. Check out www.A2A2 milk.com for more details and learn why we only milk cows that produce A2A2 milk. 

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Milk is contained in glass jars that are labeled with your name.

Cost of Containers:

– 1 quart glass jars: $ 2.75(includes jar and easy clean lid)

– ½ gallon glass jar : $4.00(includes jar and easy clean lid)

One extra set of jars is necessary, Example 1: 1 share: 2 half gallon jars: $8.00

Example 2: 2 gallon share: 8 half gallon jars: $32.00 Total: $32.00. Not this is a one-time fee unless a replacement is needed ($1/lid and $3/jar).

Note that the farm supplies a 3rd set to most off-farm drop sites in order to make sure you have enough jars (one set at the farm, one set at home, & one set waiting at the drop location).

If you are not able to return your jars by the time milk is dropped off, your milk will be sent in plastic half gallon jugs at the rate of $1/jug needed. 

How are jars cleaned?

How long will raw milk last?

Raw milk should last 7-10 days or longer, provided there is adequate refrigeration. It essential to make sure the temperature of the milk is maintained at 35 degrees.

If milk is not staying fresh, make sure the following are being practiced.

Fridge temp should be at a steady 35 degrees(keep milk off of the door)
Use a cooler when transporting milk after picking up your share, and be sure there is adequate ice to maintain a temperature of 35 degrees.
Do not let milk sit out for long periods of time.
If you are following these precautions your milk should maintain a sweet and fresh taste.

Will the milk always taste the same?

Raw milk is very different from pasteurized milk. There are a few times throughout the year, due to the pasture and hay (in winter) and the affect that the seasons have on it, the milk will have different tastes. This does not mean in any way that the milk is bad. We encourage you to try turning it into a different use. Check out our Recipe page for some ideas.

How is my milk supplied to me?

Milk is supplied weekly at both the farm and drop off locations throughout the area.

There is an additional $10.00 monthly fee for milk to be delivered to a regular off-farm drop site. If your home is within our home delivery area (see below), contact us for our home delivery rate. Current drop-off locations are shown below

Frequently Asked Questions About Herd Shares

What is a herd share?

It is an investment into a herd which makes you a part owner in a dairy herd without you having to care and feed the cows.

What kind of cows are on Honey Brook Farms?

On Honey Brook Farms we milk Jerseys. Our herd is 100% A2A2.

What do the cows eat?

Our cows are 100% grass fed. Our pasture is free from all chemicals and synthetic fertilizers. They are on pasture throughout the entire year, until grass stops growing. In the dormant months we feed our cows hay which is also free from chemicals and synthetic fertilizers. While it may be customary to supplement with grain during milking, we do not but rather provide non-GMO alfalfa hay for our cows (during milking), which provides excellent nutrition and keeps them content while being milk. They are not in confinement and so live a stress free life that results in quality milk from happy, peaceful, grazing cows. They are never given hormones, chemicals, or unnecessary antibiotics at all. We also only use antibiotics in cases of emergency and then we withhold the milk for a longer period than required by organic. Though through proper care and natural remedies we have had very little antibiotic use.

Is it legal to sell and buy herd shares in VA?

Yes, it is legal? In Virginia you are only allowed to drink milk from your own cows. Through purchasing a share of our herd you are literally receiving milk from your own cows. You can buy as many shares as you would like, and use your milk in any way you find desirable.

How does Honey Brook Farms work the herd share program?

To get started there is an upfront investment of $100 to buy 1 share of Honey Brook Farms’ herd. One share costs $100. After you buy a share, you truly own a part of the herd until you sell it back to us. These fees are investment fees which are used in building the dairy herd and infrastructure in order to maintain high quality dairy products. The upfront/share fee is refundable for any reason during the first 30 days after commencement of program.

In addition, there is a monthly $40/share boarding fee which covers the feeding and care of the Herd. One share entitles you to one gallon of milk every single week.

You can buy as many shares as you would like and find conducive.

Note that you can terminate your contract at anytime and for any reason with a 30 day notice.

Example 1: I would like to receive 1 half gallon worth of milk every week. How would that work?

You would need to buy 1/2 share, which would cost you $50 (this is a one-time fee).

The monthly boarding fee would be $20 per month. There would be an additional $10 delivery fee.

Example 2: I would like to have 2 gallons every week…how would that work?

You would need to buy 2 shares, which would cost you $200(this is a one time fee).

The monthly boarding fee would be $80 and there would be an additional $10 reg. drop delivery fee.

What should I do if I am on vacation?

We encourage you to share some with family and friends. Or have someone freeze the milk for you so that you can enjoy it when you come back. The shareholder is still responsible though to pay the monthly boarding fee, as the cows still require the feed and care for their productivity and health.

How Do I Get Started?

Just send us a message or give us a call to let us know you are interested.

Pricing Table

1/2 Share (1/2 Gallon Weekly)

Upfront Expenses

$50.00 for the Share
$8.00 for  the Jars and Lids

Up front Total – $58.00

Monthly Expenses

$20.00 for Boarding Fee
$10.00 for Regular Delivery Fee

Monthly Total – $30.00

1 Share (1 Gallon Weekly)

Upfront Expenses

$100.00 for the Share
$16.00 for  the Jars and Lids

Up front Total – $116.00

Monthly Expenses

$40.00 for Boarding Fee
$10.00 for Regular Delivery Fee

Monthly Total – $50.00

2 Shares (2 Gallons weekly)

Upfront Expenses

$200.00 for the Share
$32.00 for  the Jars and Lids

Up front Total – $232.00

Monthly Expenses

$80.00 for Boarding Fee
$10.00 for Regular Delivery Fee

Monthly Total – $90.00

Drop Off Locations 

(See 2nd map below for home delivery area)

Culpeper, VA: Honey Brook Farms in Brandy Station

Madison, VA: Yoders Country Market

Milk is delivered by 1:00pm Wednesdays and is available during their business hours (closed Sundays)

2105 S Seminole Trail,
Madison, VA 22727

Leesburg, VA: Healthy By Nature Natural Foods Store

Milk is delivered by 1:00pm Saturdays and is available during their business hours (closed Sundays)

305-O E Market St,
Leesburg, VA 20176

Aldie, VA: Greenheart Juice Shop

Milk is delivered to the parking lot by 8:30am Saturdays and is available for pickup until 12:30pm

Del Ray, VA (Farmers Market)

Saturdays. Pickup between 8am and 12pm

Alexandria/Mt. Vernon, VA

Sherwood Hall Lane – Wednesdays

Burke, VA

Saturdays: Pickup between 8am and 12pm

Near Burke VRE at Roberts Pkwy

Fairfax City, VA

Wednesday afternoon drop-off to local Health Center with pickup during regular business hours Wednesday 9-3, Thursday 9am-12pm, or Saturday 9am-12pm.

Ashburn, VA

Home Delivery to all residences in 20147 & 20148 (contact for pricing)

South Riding, VA

Home Delivery to all residences in the South Riding community (contact for pricing)

Culpeper, VA: Honey Brook Farms in Brandy Station

No Delivery Fee

Madison, VA: Yoders Country Market

Milk is delivered by 1:00pm Wednesdays and is available during their business hours (closed Sundays)

Leesburg, VA

Milk is delivered by 1:15pm Saturdays and is available for pickup every day except Sundays. 

Aldie, VA

Milk is delivered to the Aldie drop location by 2:30pm Saturdays and is available for pickup any day of the week. 

Del Ray, VA (Farmers Market)

Saturdays . Pickup between 8am and 12pm

Alexandria/Mt. Vernon, VA

Sherwood Hall Lane – Wednesday mornings

Burke, VA

Saturdays: Pickup between 8am and 12pm

Near Burke VRE at Roberts Pkwy

Fairfax City, VA

Wednesday afternoon drop-off to local chiropractor’s office with pickup during regular business hours Wednesday 9-3, Thursday 9am-12pm, or Saturday 9am-12pm.

Ashburn, VA

Home Delivery to all residences in 20147 & 20148 (contact for pricing)

South Riding, VA

Home Delivery to all residences in the South Riding community (contact for pricing)

 Map of Home Delivery Area

Aldie

Time:

Delivered every Tuesday by 7am (put a cooler with ice out the night before). No need to be home.

Location:

Delivered weekly to most residences in the Aldie area

 

Ashburn

Time:

Delivered every Tuesday by 7am (put a cooler with ice out the night before). No need to be home. 

Location:

Delivered weekly to all residences with a 20147 and 20148 zip code.

South Riding

Time:

Delivered every Tuesday by 7am (put a cooler with ice out the night before). No need to be home. 

Location:

Delivered weekly to residences within South Riding (and some just around)

Sign Up Now to Reserve Your Shares!

Let us know you are interested in buying a herd share.