Welcome to Johnson's Acres - Raw Milk Dairy Cow Share
 
***We are purchasing more cows next week and can start new cowshares November 15.  Contact us to set up your cowshare and confirm a November 15 start. (Updated 10/19/2014)
***New shareholders will be required to place a credit card on file for automatic billing each month.
 

Kenny holding child standing with cows in fieldJohnson's Acres is a raw milk dairy that was founded in 2005 by the Johnson family, in the quest for healthier  food for them and their family.  Johnson's Acres is a Natural farm and uses no hormones or antibiotics.

We deliver to Denver, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Morrison, Aurora, Arvada and Golden.  Our milk can also be picked-up in Brighton at Highway 7 and I-25.

Our cows are grass-fed but do receive a small amount of grain during milking. The grain is Certified Organic and consists of oat, barley, split pea and flax seed (no soy or cotton seed is used). The main treatment of the cows, if needed, is herbally and/or homeopathic-ally done. We grow our own hay and use no herbicides or pesticides on the land or the hay. We also purchase hay from local growers if the pasture is not producing enough for the cows.  The cows have access to pasture year round.

The eggs we supply are pastured with no commercial feed used, as well as no soy products.

Johnson's Acres provides top-notch: Raw Milk, Eggs at the farm, Cream as supply allows, Whey and great customer service.  We strive to provide the best possible products that are hormone and antibiotic free.

Costs:

  • Each cow share is a one-time cost of $25 per share.  One cow share equates to one gallon of milk per week.  The cow share is refundable if you choose to stop getting milk.
  • The monthly boarding fee is $40 per month per cow share.
  • If you are getting your milk delivered, we charge $5 per month regardless of the amount of milk you are getting in order to cover delivery costs.

 

Delivery process:

  • Milk is delivered by 2pm at each delivery site.  Picking up the milk is at your convenience.
  • Bring your empty jars back each week and put them in the refrigerator.

 

Pick-up at the farm process:

  • Come to the farm whenever you want
  • Bring your empty jars back each week and put them on the shelves outside the milk barn.
  • If you purchase other items while at the farm, use the sales slip to identify the other items and put the sales slip in the payment box.

 

Milk testing:

We test our milk once a week for e coli 0157, salmonella, listeria, campylobacteria, and bacterial plate counts.  Since 2005, we have only had one bad result approximately 7 years ago for the bacterial plate count.  We threw out all of the milk and found the problem to be that the hot water setting had a malfunction.

 

Milk safety:

  • We clean all of the cow udders with DIY dishwashing liquid (made from Borax, water, and natural handsoap) and hot water prior to milking.
  • We sanitize the system with hot water (160 degrees F - 180 degrees F) prior to each milking.
  • We filter the milk prior to bottling.
  • We sanitize all jars using a commercial dishwasher and hot water only.
  • After milking, we rinse the system with cool water; then, we use a food grade bleach with hot water which is agitated and cycled for 10 minutes. Finally, we use a warm water acid to complete the cleaning process.

Payment:

As of October 1, 2014, we now require new shareholders to put a credit card on file for their fees.  Invoices are mailed out on the 5th of the month for the current month's charges.  We bill cards on the 20th of the month so if you have any questions about your bill, we work it through between the 5th and the 20th.  We take credit card numbers over the phone for security purposes.  Once the credit card number is in our charging system, no one is able to access it again.

 

 

Contact us at: 303-452-8043, cell: 303-552-7739
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16381 York St, Brighton, CO 80602

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