Hey - Let Me Explain

Our farm and this operation runs on volunteers and farm members and farm staff. It's become to big to man with just two "old" people (aka Michael who is 60+ and me who will be 60+ and no offense to anyone older than us in being called "old").

No one is paid. We sometimes pay ourselves after farm expenses are taken care of when you buy our goat milk caramels. Here's our Caramel Shop.  {We are not complaining - so glad we get to do this.}

But, we want to give something to those who come, get dirty, sweat, build community with each other., etc. etc. etc.  There are a few take aways.  The BIG one is that you learn how to work a farm and you learn what it takes to manage a farm (even though it's a little suburban farm).  For example - yesterday the baby goats knocked over an automatic waterer. Do you know what happens when an automatic waterer is knocked over and you don't know it - uh, for hours?  Just picture - yuck, mud, goat berries mixed with more yuck, mud and flies.  This morning three volunteers - Alex (the French teacher from the International School here in Scottsdale), Lauri our Farm Experience Planner and Anna (served caramel sauce samples at Sweet Salvage last Thursday and will serve more at Williams Sonoma in a few weeks) mucked up wheel barrow after wheel barrow and hauled to compost. Easy? No! Sweaty? YES! Accomplished with sweat and muscle and team work? YES!

The other take away is IF you volunteer two hours PER month and keep that current - we dub you as a Farm Member.  I explained how that works here.

Since our farm and the market is closed - it's ONLY Farm Members (and our Farm Staff - those who are here all the time - many days of the week) that have the benefit of coming to our private farm and home. That's right - it's a private farm. I explained how that works here and here in this blog post.

One more take away - Farm Staff and Farm Members GET to stop by the farm and purchase eggs, Crow's Dairy Goat's milk and cheese, local honey,  and any vegetables we harvest. I explained how it works here.  I KNOW it says CSA pick up - but it's the same drill.

So, if you WANT Crow's Dairy Raw Goat's Milk (I might need to market it with a lottery system - as the delivery usually is GONE by our Farm Members and Staff within 24 hours.... become a Farm Member. Come, get dirty - commit and build community and then buy raw goats milk.

Crow's Dairy cheddar curds are finally here!

Crow's Dairy cheddar curds are finally here!

Hey - do you know how fortunate to have this stuff? Seriously, you should email Rhonda and Wendell and thank them - or at least shout out a BIG THANKS on Face book. Here's the link to help you out - CROWS DAIRY!

Hey - do you know how fortunate to have this stuff? Seriously, you should email Rhonda and Wendell and thank them - or at least shout out a BIG THANKS on Face book. Here's the link to help you out - CROWS DAIRY!