It is not legal to sell raw milk for human consumption in the State of Colorado. However, Colorado Revised Statutes 25-5-.5-117 allows for milk distribution through a consumer/farmer contract known as a herd share agreement.
Harvest Acres, LLC offers shares in our herd of dairy animals. We offer both cow and goat shares. There is an annual share fee of $25 to purchase your interest in the herd. A weekly boarding fee of $10 per share provides for us to house, feed, milk and care for your portion of the herd. Each share will entitle the shareholder to approximately one half gallon of milk per week.
We invite all potential shareholders to visit, meet the animals, and observe our feeding, milk handling and care practices. This also provides time to ask questions and complete the necessary contracts. You can also help with chores and milking if you desire.
Goat Milk for Animal Consumption
Please contact us if you are in need of goat milk to feed orphaned animals.
Per a memorandum from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:
The production and handling of goat milk sold for animal feed does not have to meet any health regulations except for the following:
a) The product must be colored with a dye approved by CDPHE (blue or black).
b) The product must be labeled "Not for Human Consumption."