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From the Pastures

Meat, Eggs, and Dairy
 

Products from the Pastures

 

We offer the following products in our Farm Stand:

 

Reserve Milk Program

Cow & Goat

If you regularly pick up milk from the farm and want to ensure that there is always milk there for you, consider joining our Reserve Milk program! When you become a Reserve Milk customer, you provide your own jars and select a day to pick up your milk each week. We’ll fill up your jars with our delicious raw cow or goat milk, and it will be waiting for you by 10:30am on your pickup day! 

 

Reserve Milk customers are responsible for their own bottle cleaning and sterilization, and should leave their clean, dry bottles in the Reserve Milk Bottle cabinet under their assigned day of the week. Most customers find it convenient to leave next week’s bottles in the cabinet when they pick up their milk for the week. 

 

All Reserve Milk customers will be offered a brief 5 minute orientation at their convenience, where we will go over where to find your milk, put your jars, pay for your milk, and any other questions that may arise.  

For more information or to request a Reserve Day, please contact Mallory at nvfproducts@gmail.com

Farm Stand

8am - Dusk

7 days a week

700 Harbor Rd.

Shelburne, VT, 05483

Type "New Village Farm" into Google Maps for accurate directions.

Our Self Serve Farm Stand is open every day from dawn ’til dusk.  You can typically find a nearby staff person between 8 AM and 3 PM to orient you to where things are and how it works.  We have a few different options to make your purchases as simple and easy as possible.  You can stop in any time and pay with cash or a check for the products that you a purchasing at the time, or you can buy a Farm Purchase Card online or by cash or check in the stand.

What’s a Farm Purchase Card?

You can use your Farm Purchase Card on any of our great Farm Stand products like raw milk, frozen meat, fresh eggs, or New Village Gardens' seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers!  Choose from a physical paper card we will keep in the farmstand for you or our digital purchase cards stored on your smartphone.

Prices:
You pay $100, receive a $105 value Farm Card
You pay $250, receive a $269 value Farm Card

Raw Milk

Cow & Goat

Our dairy cows are tri-purpose Normandes which we find to be excellent grass-fed animals, with good coats and hearty bodies that serve them well in winter.  They have lovely temperaments (for the most part) and do well with all the socialization involved in being a part of an education farm.  We have been told that they make the most delicious milk in the area, and we hope you find this to be true. We typically milk them year round, and though it’s always good, if you are thinking about starting to drink raw cow’s milk you can’t beat fresh May/June pasture for the most nutrient dense tasty product.

Our dairy goats are a mixed herd of Registered Nigerian Dwarfs and Nubian/Alpine/Oberhasli crosses that we graze and browse all over the farm.  These girls are fed a mix of alfalfa, organic dairy grain, black oil sunflower seeds, kelp, and minerals at milking, and eat pasture, browse or our hay for the rest of the day depending on the time of year.  Their milk is surprisingly delicious even to me, a sworn cow dairy lover.  Though goats are the most impish and tricky of the ruminants, they are a good match for a group of excited and rambunctious children, so they fit in well around here.  

 
 

Reserve Milk

Cow & Goat

If you regularly pick up milk from the farm and want to ensure that there is always milk there for you, consider joining our Reserve Milk program! When you become a Reserve Milk customer, you provide your own jars and select a day to pick up your milk each week. We’ll fill up your jars with our delicious raw cow or goat milk, and it will be waiting for you by 10:30am on your pickup day! 

 

Reserve Milk customers are responsible for their own bottle cleaning and sterilization, and should leave their clean, dry bottles in the Reserve Milk Bottle cabinet under their assigned day of the week. Most customers find it convenient to leave next week’s bottles in the cabinet when they pick up their milk for the week. 

 

All Reserve Milk customers will be offered a brief 5 minute orientation at their convenience, where we will go over where to find your milk, put your jars, pay for your milk, and any other questions that may arise.  

For more information or to request a Reserve Day, please contact Mallory at nvfproducts@gmail.com

Eggs

Whole Pastured Chickens

At the time of writing this, our meat chickens and layers are raised on organic grain and waste produce from our local school cafeteria and our gardens.  In summer, we also feed them maggots which we raise from waste meat.  The end product is not certified organic, but we never purchase GMO products for our birds, and they are as healthy and vigorous foragers as we have ever seen.  We look forward to a day when we can get closer a zero grain chicken operation.  We will keep you posted.

 

Beef

Pastured Grass Only Cows

Again the herd is grass fed and grass finished only.  We never feed grain intentionally (the time in 2017 when the cows broke into the barn and tore into 250 lbs of chicken feed is another story…)  We are told there is a lot of Qi (chi) in our beef, though we’re not sure how to measure that exactly.  What we do know is that we do our best to raise the most contented, healthy animals possible, which includes calves nursing and learning to graze from their mothers, rotating pastures daily in the growing season, and making sure animals have shelter and access to the outdoors in all seasons.  If you have never purchased grass-fed beef before, we recommend reading up on how to get the most out of the product.  The animals get more exercise and are kept longer, this, combined with their roughage diet can make the meat slightly gamier and sometimes a little tougher than feed-lot beef.  The nutrient density and vitality of the end product, along with its lack of antibiotics, hormones and other toxins are worth the trade-off.  The best way to be a satisfied customer is to learn the ins and outs of handling and cooking grass-fed meat.

 

Poultry

Frozen chicken &

fresh seasonal turkey

New Village Farm chickens are typically available frozen in the farm stand between June 15th and October 15th, while turkeys are raised only for the holiday season.  All birds are on organic or GMO free grain and pasture.  We rotate their grazing area at least once per day and raise up to three batches of chickens per season.  All birds are slaughtered on site, chickens are chilled and frozen, while turkeys are slaughtered the Monday before Thanksgiving and sold fresh. We select heritage turkeys and ranger meat birds for their healthier attributes and grazing efficiency.  We hatch our own chicks, so our roosters are raised here and sold live or as stew birds.  In October, we also sell older layers as stew birds.