First and foremost, raw milk is delicious. 100% grass-fed cows, rotated on lush pastures, creates a healthy, delicious, and more digestible milk. Our cows are of diverse, heritage, duel purpose breeds (meat and milk). We keep our calves with their mom's, and share the milk with them. It's exciting and beautiful to give the cows the opportunity to be moms and the calves to have the support and guidance. Our milk is seasonal, and our herd is small, giving the farmers the ability to give each animal the care they need, and the rest that they need certain times of year. Also, in participating in a raw milk CSA, you are becoming part of a movement, to take back our right to access to raw milk. Become part of the movement to support local, fresh and alive food, from healthy and happy cows and to connect with the cows and farmers that bring you this healthful food! See for yourself! SIGN UP!
Is Raw Milk Legal?
In New York state, raw milk is legal to sell if you get certified through the government, and sell directly to customers from the farm. Like with any food handling, my inspector insures that my cleaning practices are up to code, and tests the milk regularly for pathogens and to make sure the cow being milked is not sick. This helps guarantee the safety of our product.
Choosing a CSA Share Option:
First you'll need to decide the quantity of raw milk you'd like to receive each week. You can choose a 1/2 Gallon Share and receive a 1/2 gallon of raw milk each week or a Full Gallon Share and receive a gallon of raw milk each week.
Next you'll want to choose how long you'd like to receive weekly raw milk. We offer a 4 month Share and a 8 month Season's Pass.
Raw Milk CSA Share Options:
1/2 Gallon Share (4 months)
1/2 Gallon Season's Pass (8 months)
Full Gallon Share (4 months)
Full Gallon Season's Pass (8 months)
*You can join anytime during the season...but we love to know how much milk we'll need to be providing, so signing up soon is great for our systems planning!
*There are a limited number of shares available. Requests for shares once the CSA is full will be added to our waitlist.
1/2 Gallon Share (4 months)...$80*
1/2 Gallon Season's Pass (8 months)...$160*
Full Gallon Share (4 months)...$160*
Full Gallon Season's Pass (8 months)...$320*
*These prices do not include the initial cost of the 1/2 gallon glass jars, which is detailed in the next section about Glass Jars.
The retail cost of milk for purchase in the store is $10 per gallon and $6 for 1/2 gallon
CSA Members must purchase1/2 gallon glass jars at $3 each for the "bottling" of your raw milk. If you are getting a full gallon every week, you will need to purchase 4 jars, 2 that you will receive your milk in, and 2 that you leave with me to fill the following week. If you are only getting 1/2 gallon of milk per week, you will need to purchase 2 jars.
You will be expected to return the jars and their tops clean every week. If you forget your jars, you can purchase more by putting $3 per jar in the cash box for each jar you did not reutrn. If your jars do not come back clean, please pay $3 for every dirty jar.
CSA Pickup and Farm Store:
According to NY State Laws for selling Raw Milk, Interbrook Farm must sell our raw milk directly to the customers, from the farm. Members must pickup their milk from our Farm Store. There will be 4 pickup days per week, one of which you will be designated to. Once you choose a day to pickup milk, you cannot change, unless you switch with another member. I will be contacting you directly to assign you your day.
The store is self serve, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. all season long.
Feel free to pickup your milk, groceries and check yourself out.
* Please be flexible to changes, available for communication about the milk and the share. I apologize ahead of time for the possible bumpiness of this new and exciting enterprise. I am open to feedback, and hope to learn from you how to better my systems and the quality of my milk*
Farmer and owner of Interbrook Farm
Raw Milk Dairy and Farm Store
3971 County Rd 141b
Interlaken NY 14847