How It Works
Raw Milk Herd Shares
A herd share enables you to enjoy the freshest, most natural milk available. Unless you have a cow in your backyard, you need a herd share to enjoy raw milk in Virginia.
At the onset, you pay an annual fee of $25 for your portion of the herd. You have the option of receiving your milk in either plastic jugs (at no additional cost) or glass jars. One case of jars (six, 1/2 gal jars) per share is $27.00. You will need 6 jars per share. This is for the rotation between your home, the drop site, and our shelves. You will pick up milk and drop off empty, clean jars. We drop off milk and pick up your empty jars to put on our shelves until it’s time to fill them again.
We have recently simplified our pricing to offer plastic jugs at no cost and to just charge a flat boarding fee (no additional delivery fee).
As a herd share member, additional products are available for delivery as a standing weekly order or a one-time add on. These include fresh butter, heavy cream, cottage cheese and pasture raised eggs. When signing up you can choose any or these additional items to include weekly, or you can add them on as needed (with 48 hours prior to your delivery day notice).
We do all the hard work – milking, grazing, doctoring, delivering etc. For a low monthly boarding fee. It’s that simple. Your boarding fee will be dictated by the amount of milk you wish to receive each week. Current prices are below.
1/2 share = half gallon per week: $31.00
1 share = one gallon per week: $50.00
2 shares = two gallons per week: $88.00
3 shares = three gallons per week: $126.00
4 shares = four gallons per week: $164.00
5 shares = five gallons per week: $202.00
additional quantities are available
How to Get Started
Signing up is simple and can be done completely online!
1) Click the sign-up button below
2) Pick a delivery location near you
3) Fill out the e-form
4) After you sign up, we will confirm your start date and first payment amount by email.
5) Pay for your start-up and first month costs (after we contact you by email in step 4)
Pure & Simple!
Sunny Horizon Dairy delivers your milk fresh each week to the drop site option you choose. Drops sites are a combination of local business and private residences. More details can be found during signup. Areas include: Amelia, Farmville, Chester, Chesterfield, Hopewell, Midlothian, Glen Allen, Short Pump, Parham & River Road area, Lakeside, Bryan Park, Mechanicsville, Toano and Barhamsville.