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How Does the Herd Share Work?

How Does the Herd Share Work?

A herd share is a program in which people join a membership of herd ownership. This allows the members to access the raw milk products that the herd produces. There are a couple locally. As far as I know, they only offer milk. However, we are a full service dairy and creamery. Not only do our herd share members have access to milk, but we also produce cream, butter, ice cream, and cheese. (The bulk of our cheeses are for public sale as they have been aged for 60+ days, but we do have some soft cheeses that are reserved for our herd share members only.) We also have sour cream and kefir, upon request. Further, our meat  is processed in a USDA certified facility and is available for public sale. So even if herdshare isn’t for you, we have several grass-fed beef products available that might be.

To join our herd share, there is an initial buy-in fee of $60.00 ($30.00 for 1/2 share), and then a monthly boarding fee of $52.00 ($32.00 for a half share). One share is equivalent to one gallon of milk/week. We have two packages: half share (half gallon/week) or a full share (one gallon of milk per week). We deliver to Redmond and Bend every Tuesday, Ashland the second Saturday of the month, and Portland every other Monday. We charge a flat monthly delivery fee, $5.00 for Bend and Redmond, and $10.00 for Portland and Ashland.  

Once you are a member, you will have access to our full range of products.


5 thoughts on “How Does the Herd Share Work?

  1. Hi, so to join it is $60., then a monthly fee of $50. per month, and $10. delivery fee just to be able to buy the milk and other products for an additional fee? How many months are you supposed to sign up for? 12?

    1. Hey Anne,

      The share will get you a gallon of raw milk per week as well as the access to our products. There is no duration requirement. You can cancel at any time.

  2. Hi,

    Sorry, just got confused by this type of program and have some questions…

    So, after paying the initial fee for joining the program which is $60 my total monthly payment is going to be $62 for 1 share including the delivery fee to Portland, do I have to pay anything else for the 1 gallon of raw milk or any of the following products: raw butter, raw cream, raw icecream, raw yogurt? In other words, if I want to get 1 gallon of raw milk and raw icecream is my monthly payment still going to be $62? Or I have to pay additional fee for the 1 gallon raw milk and icecream?

    Also, what type of milk does your caws produce: A1/A2 or A2/A2?

    Thanks for your time!

    1. Hello Abbas,
      You are correct. No, you don’t have to pay anything additional for your gallon of raw milk per week. You can also substitute a weekly gallon for cream or cheese. We can work with you on additional substitutions. I would give Jenn a call at 541-903-6455 with any specific questions on your situation.

      We are primarily A2.


  3. Hello!
    I’m very interested in purchasing a herd share, although I don’t see the pickup locations listed anywhere, I would be picking up in Bend. I was also curious, I work a rotating schedule, and wanted to make sure I would be able to pick up my share at any time of day or if I will be able to be flexible with the day I pick it up each week. Thank you for your time, Looking forward to your response.

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