How to join the Herdshare

Please only pay with this page if you have been told you are on the schedule. If you are not, we will not have enough milk to supply you with and your money will be refunded.  

We are a community of members who have joined together to give us access to farm fresh milk, eggs, meat etc. Think of it as 100 families working together and buying a small herd of healthy, happy cows. Some members come to the farm daily and brush, milk and care for the cows, calves and other livestock. Some members are drop off points for your milk and eggs. Some members drive out to the farm once a week to pick up their farm fresh food and milk. Part of all members dues pay for feed for chickens; so eggs are free!

COSTS:

  1. Undivided interest in the dairy herd for the lifetime of herdshare          $40  once
  2. Annual dues of                                                                                                                $24/ year   this is a requirement of CA, pays for the incidentals of the farm, chicken feed, paper etc.
  3. Optional delivery charge (Some of our milkers agree to take milk to there home and placed in an outdoor fridge, you pay this at the fridge     (determined by milker)
  4. Cost of cow care: this pays for the feed, vet, equipment, cleaning supplies, tractor etc.
  5. 1 gallon per week        $520/year  to Jan1     $275/6 months                 $148/3 months
  6. 1/2 gallon per week     $260/year            $140/6 months                    $75/3 months (must pay at the farm)
  7. For current subscribers: As available milk is $9 per jar; includes a $3 deposit on each bottle. When you bring the jar back pick up another with no deposit due. 
If you will be only buying As Available, as per CA requirements you will now only be able to purchase with a subscription fee to pay the care of YOUR cows. This fee is $120 a year. You will receive vouchers for 14  jars. 

Vouchers only:




How to become a Herdshare Member

To become a herdshare member you MUST live close enough to the farm to pick up your milk weekly. First you must fill in the form below and pay your fees, drop off a copy of your form and your jars to be kept on file at the Copeland Family Farm office:

CFF Farm Share agreement 2018

You MUST print and sign a copy of the herdshare agreement prior to getting any milk.

You may pay on-line with PayPal. 

No PayPal? No problem. Pay at the farm instead.

Here are the PayPal links:

Herdshare Fee of $40, one time payment



raw milkCow care and board feeds in proportion to the amount of milk desired. These fees collected yearly, bi-annually or every three months: This is the board, feed, vet bills, and the cost to pay an independent member to milk the cows for you

One-half gallon per week portion:

 


half gallon a week




One gallon per week portion:

multiply by the number of gallons a week for multiple gallons:

 


Payment Options




Farm Shares dues,  this pays our yearly fees such as banking, website, media, etc. We are required by CA litigation to charge a “substantial” dues. Due on April 1.    $24    for all the products of the farm. Prorated at $2 a month. 


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