Raw Goat Dairy 

We raise Nubian and Lamancha goats for milk and meat. We also offer goat kids in the spring. Our goats have a large enclosure with all kinds of things to play on as well as access to our back woods where they can browse and be goats!! 

We are an unlicensed raw dairy but believe we should strive to meet the same standards as licensed dairies to the best of our ability. We test our raw milk monthly and make those results public! Although we are not required to do this, we feel it is our ethical responsibility to our consumers to be sure our raw dairy is as safe as possible. We also use the same soaps, sanitizers and procedures as larger dairies to clean our milking equipment in our large 3-bay stainless steel sink. Our monthly test results can be seen on our Facebook page.

We sell raw goat's milk, yogurt, & butter. We are also working to change the current raw milk law in NH to allow more raw milk products from small farms, specifically ice cream!! 

***Our dairy products and goat meat are available in our farm stand. See our "Pricing & Availability" page for details

MIlk testing

Our results

Although we are not required to do so, we have decided to test our milk monthly and make those results known to our consumers. We are doing this to ensure that our milk and our processing from udder to bottle are as safe as possible. We believe this is our duty as responsible and ethical farmers who supply raw milk to the community. And we want to be transparent about those results.

Please feel free to call or text Jill with any questions (603)568-5540

The lab we use is Cornell University in NY (877) 645-5524

Facts about testing:

  • There are three main things tested:

    • Standard Plate Count (SPC) and Total Coliform (TC) indicates how clean and sanitary your process and equipment are.

    • Somatic Cell Count (SCC) is an indicator of the health of the animal and her udder.

  • There are certain levels allowable to be considered safe.

  • SCC levels for goats are different compared to cows.

How to interpret results:

  • SPC should be less than 10,000.

  • TC should be less than 10.

  • SCC can be as high as 1.5 million and still meet the U.S regulatory standard for goat milk.

RAW ice cream journey!

We have been working hard to change the raw milk law in NH to include raw milk ice cream since summer 2019. 

In September 2019, with the support of our community, surrounding farmers and state reps, our new bill was submitted. It passed the committee and the house UNANIMOUSLY!!! Then it was off to the senate where we were confident it would pass. That was, of course, before COVID happened and shut down the senate. 

Once the senate was back up and running in June 2020, the decision was made (not by us!!) to put our bill into an omnibus bill along with 30-ish other bills. This bill also passed the senate but was vetoed by Sununu. This is a GOOD thing!!! There were many other bills in this group that would have been bad for NH. So, even though we were disappointed about our ice cream bill, we were grateful that it didn't pass. 

So, now what?? 

Easy! Our state reps have already resubmitted our bill and they fully expect it to pass at all levels this session! So we should be ready to rock with our ice cream by next summer 2021!!!

Thanks for all your support along the way and keep checking here for updates!!

#savetheicecream

April 2020

  • SPC: 3000

  • TC: 0

  • SCC: 663,000

May 2020

  • SPC: 1480

  • TC: 0

  • SCC: 161,000

June 2020:

  • SPC: 620

  • TC: 0

  • SCC: 350,000

July 2020:

  • SPC: 9200

  • TC: 0

  • SCC: 498,000

August 2020:

  • SPC: 1400

  • TC: 0

  • SCC: 214,000

September 2020:

  • SPC: 900

  • TC: 0

  • SCC: 529,000

October 2020:

  • SPC: 220

  • TC: 0

  • SCC: 179,000

November 2020:

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December 2020:

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January 2020:

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Our next milking season begins April 2021!!

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