HARNER FARM
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GOAT SHARES

The only legal way to obtain raw milk in North Dakota.

Fresh and delicious from the bucket to the jar to your glass.



Use your milk to make cheese, yogurt or other tasty dairy products. We'll even make it for you.

May 20, 2020 - At the moment, all our milk shares have been sold. However, as we wean baby goats, more milk - and more shares - will be available. Ask to get on our waiting list. A couple of cheese shares are still available.


What is a GOAT SHARE?  A goat share is partial ownership of a particular doe. As an owner, you are entitled to a  share of her milk. The doe remains on our farm and we milk her and care for her as a part of our herd. You then receive your share of the milk, cheese, or other dairy products she produces (your choice) and pay us for taking care of your portion of our herd, plus feed, etc. This arrangement is the ONLY legal method for you to obtain raw (unpasteurized) milk and milk products  for human consumption under North Dakota state law. Please call (701-516-0707) or email to receive more information. Download our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

One share is approximately one gallon of milk per week. One-half share is a half-gallon. One-quarter share is a quart of milk. Generally, people are expected to pick up their milk every week on a particular day. However, those wishing to have cheese, yogurt, etc. made, can sometimes pick up more infrequently.

We sell both short-term (one week) and long-term (nine months or more) shares.

One gallon of milk makes about one pound of cheese. I make chevre (commonly called "goat cheese"), cheddar, farmer/jack cheese and lots of variations such as sweet or spicy chevre, hot pepper jack, etc.

We ask our shareholders to come visit the farm and taste the milk before making a purchase. We want to make sure you know what you're getting.

MILK for non-human consumption - When available, we sell fresh, raw goat milk for non-human consumption. It's a great supplement if you have newborn kittens, puppies, lambs or other creatures. Feeding your pigs milk makes for a very special type of pork. Or use the milk for soapmaking and other crafts.

WHEY is a by-product of my home cheesemaking operation. It's wonderful for giving to your chickens as a calcium source. Adding it around your tomato plants will reduce blossom end rot which can be caused by a lack of calcium. I also pour it around pumpkins for a stronger plant. Again, it's wonderful for pigs and other animals.

GUINEAS & GUINEA EGGS - At times, I'll have adult guineas, keets (baby guineas) and guinea eggs available to sell for you to incubate or hatch under a setting hen. Guineas are seasonal layers, so egg production usually begins in late April or early May and ends in September. Just ask. I would anticipate having keets available starting in late July, 2020. Eggs for hatching should be available by May, depending on weather conditions.

GOAT MILK SOAP & LOTION


We've just started creating and selling soap and lotion made from our very rich goat milk. Unlike many products called "goat milk soap" ours contains more goat milk than any other ingredient.


We'll be adding more photos and information soon. Meanwhile, if you'd like to try either the soap or lotion, just let us know.


 




Custom gift baskets are available, too. 


GOATS

No goats are available for sale at this time. I'm taking reservations for bucklings ONLY for 2021.
All doelings have already been reserved.


Please note: Our goats are important to us. While we recognize that we can’t keep them all, we also want them to be a good fit with your herd and to meet your goals. We don’t just sell our goats; we place them. If we don’t think a particular goat is a good fit with your operation, we reserve the right not to sell.

 

Doelings start at $375. Bucklings start at $350. Wethers start at $50.  Most of the does already have their milk star, so their daughters are eligible for a second star - in some cases a third star - if you decide to test.

I don't take deposits for kids, but if you're interested, I will be happy to put you on a waiting list and notify you when the kids are born. Let me know why you want a goat (for milk, show, etc. and I'll help match you with the baby who meets your needs.

Goats are herd animals. You really need two or more for happy goats OR have some other animals to be part of their herd. A single goat is an unhappy goat and unhappy goats make their owners unhappy, too. If you would like to purchase a wether as a companion for a 4-H doeling, we may have one available or will work with you to find one from a clean, tested herd.

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