Raw Milk Herd Shares – drink milk the way God intended
Why herd shares and what are they?
A herd share enables you to enjoy the freshest, most natural milk available. Unless you have a cow in your backyard, you need a herd share to enjoy raw milk in Virginia.**
It works like this: We do all the hard work – milking, grazing, doctoring, delivering etc. We do all this for a boarding fee of just $33.50 a month, per share + flat delivery fee. It’s that simple. Your boarding fee will be dictated by the amount of milk you wish to receive each week. The lowest amount you can get is a half gallon per week. Our example information assumes a one gallon per week amount.
At the onset, you pay a one-time fee of $75 for your portion of the herd. A case of jars per share is $15 (that’s 6, ½ gal jars). You will need 6 jars per share. You can provide your own if you wish, but they must be the same size and shape as the ones we use. This is for the rotation between your home, the drop site, and our shelves. You will pick up milk and drop off empty clean jars. We drop off milk and pick up your empty jars to put on our shelves until it’s time to fill them again. It looks like this monthly:
1 share (one gallon per week):
$33.50 Boarding Fee
$12.00 delivery fee
2 shares (2 gallons per week):
$67.00 Boarding Fee
$12.00 delivery fee
Start up costs include your herd purchase, jars, first months boarding fee and delivery. After that you settle into the routine Boarding Fee and delivery due at the beginning of each month. To get started just contact us by e-mail, or give us a call (804-931-8197). Simply let us know how many shares you’d like, which drop site works best for you (currently 16 to choose from), and when you’d like to begin receiving milk. Once we have your initial payment and signed paperwork we’ll get the deliveries coming!
You may download the Herd Share documentation below. This documentation may be filled out electronically as well as signed using newer versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free). Completed documentation can then be emailed to us. You may also print & mail the forms to us if you wish – Elim Springs Dairy 7100 Namozine Rd.,
Amelia, VA 23002
Please understand – you are not an active Herd Share Holder until we receive your completed paperwork and initial payment. We will confirm with you by email, phone or in person when all required aspects are in order. No deliveries can or will be made until all legal and financial aspects are in place.
We handle deliveries through our drop site system. These are our current drop site locations as of 7/28/18. The times listed are the time you can pick up by, or any time there after. There is no need to meet us there.
Natural pHuel – (Farmville) – Monday @ 11:30 am.
Amelia – (Elim Springs Farm) – Monday @ 12:00 pm.
Heretick Feed & Seed – (Hopewell) – Monday @ 12:30 pm.
Rx3 Compounding Pharmacy – (Chester) – Monday @ 1:00 pm.
Quintessential Chiropractic – (South Chesterfield) – Monday @ 2:00 pm.
Hobby Hill Farm Fresh – (Powhatan) – Tuesday @ 12:00 pm.
Good Health Herbs – (Brandermill area) – Tuesday @ 12:30 pm.
Treasures of Health – (Mechanicsville) – Tuesday @ 2:00 pm.
Sandston (private residence) – Tuesday @ 2:30 pm.
The Olive Oil Taproom – (Bellgrade) – Thursday @ 1:30 pm.
Richmond (private residence) – (Bryan Park area) – Thursday @ 1:30 pm.
Collegiate – (private residence) – Thursday @ 1:30 pm.
Petite Pet Inn – (Lakeside) – Thursday @ 2:00 pm.
The Herb Closet – (North Chesterfield) – Thursday @ 2:30 pm.
Good Health Herbs – (Brandermill area) – Friday @ 12:30 pm.
Churchwood (private residence) – (Short Pump area) – Friday @ 1:00 pm.
Glen Allen – (Harmony Hill Farm Store) – Friday @ 1:30 pm.
Rx3 Compounding Pharmacy – (Chester) – Friday @ 2:00 pm.
Magnolia Green (private residence) – Friday @ 2:30 pm.
** – It is illegal for anyone to sell raw milk in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each state makes up its 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.