How to join the Herdshare

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 delivery points for your milk. Some members drive out to the farm once a week to pick up their farm fresh food, eggs and milk!

COSTS: Please note that in 2019 our year will end on Dec 31 for tax reasons. 

  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. Prorated in 2019 to $18
  3. Optional delivery charge (milkers agree to take milk to there home and placed in an outdoor fridge, you pay this at the fridge     (determined by delivery person and paid direct to them)
  4. Cost of cow care: this pays for the feed, vet, equipment, cleaning supplies, tractor etc. While you are getting a % of the cow’s production and paying for her care, we adjust it to the amount of milk predicted per week.
  5. 1 gallon per week        $ 450 for 9 months or $300/6 months  or  $150/3 months
  6. 1/2 gallon per week     $ 225 for 9 months  or  $150/6 months  or  $75/3 months
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 $150. You will receive vouchers for 16  jars. 

Vouchers only:

How to become a Herdshare Member

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:

2019 Farmshare Agreement: CFF Farm Share agreement 2019

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

You may pay on-line with PayPal but we prefer checks. 

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 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, chicken feed, website, media, etc. We are required by CA litigation to charge a substantial dues. Due on April 1.    $18    for all the products of the farm. Prorated at $2 a month. 

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