Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Faithfulness Farm Goat Milk Now Available

We are pleased to announce that Faithfulness Farm once again has raw goat milk available for purchase! 

We are excited to report that in June we transferred most of our herd, including all the milking does, to the new farm.  The larger parcel will allow us to provide for our animals in ways that simply were not possible at our old location.  We are excited about the future of our entire household, which of course includes our animals, at our farm.  We invite anyone interested in learning more about our milking procedures and our animals to come by see for yourself and ask questions.

The does enjoy foraging on their new pasture.

For those who have purchased milk from us before, you will notice that our prices have increased.  The past two years have seen a significant increase in the cost of feed (primarily) and hay due to the severe drought in the central US.  Last year we absorbed these increases and chose to maintain the same price for a gallon of milk – hoping the costs would stabilize.  Unfortunately, the opposite has occurred and our costs have continued to rise as the persistent drought spreads.  As a result, we have decided to increase our prices to levels more consistent with our area’s market.

This year we were planning on transitioning from the Ball quart jars to much nicer ½-gallon glass bottles and selling milk ONLY in the ½-gallon bottles; however, since we are increasing the price of the milk and all of our previous customers have the Ball quart jars, we will offer the ½-gallon bottles as an optional item.  The price for each Ball quart jars w/ lid will remain at $2, and the price for the ½-gallon bottles w/ lid is $8.  As before, the container price is a one-time purchase (you purchase the jar/bottle) and then jars/bottles are traded during subsequent milk purchases. We will need to know your preference (jar or bottle) in advance so we can fill orders in the appropriate containers 

     Raw milk prices (sold for pet consumption only as required by Florida law):

·         $4 per quart (on-farm)
·         $7 per half gallon (on-farm)
·         $12 per gallon (on-farm)
·      Additional fees for delivery.
·         Predetermined drop-off locations for multiple customers w/o additional delivery fee possible, but none have been coordinated at this time

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to providing you with a quality product for your family.


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