Frequently Asked Questions

Settle in with Us and Get the Answers to the Most Common Questions!

 

 

Question: Where are you located?

Answer: We are located east of McKinney, TX just past Lake Lavon.

713 County Road 610, Farmersville, TX

 

Question: When are you open?

Answer: Farm days are Wednesday from 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.

 

Question: What methods of payment do you accept?

Answer: We accept cash and check only!

 

Question: How do I get milk?

Answer: The best way to get milk is to reserve it ahead of time!   Please text Nana at (972)658-0291 to reserve your milk for farm days or farmer’s market days.  We do sometimes have milk available at the farm on farm days, but we sell out quickly!

Please include the following in your text to Nana:

  • Your name (even if you have ordered before),
  • How much milk you want (in gallons, it is sold by the half-gallon),
  • What kind of milk you want (Cow or Goat), 
  • When you want to pick up (Farm Days are Saturday and Wednesdays),
  • Where you want to pickup (Farm or McKinney Farmers’ Market)

The deadline for placing orders being picked up at the McKinney’s Farmer’s market is Thursday at 8pm.

If you cannot pick up your reservation, please let us know immediately

by texting Nana at (972)658-0291

Question: Do you take reservations for milk and other goods?

Answer: We do take reservations on both goat and cow milk.  We can take reservations on other products if we know we are guaranteed to have them. 

If you cannot pick up your reservation, please let us know immediately

by texting Nana at (972)658-0291

Question: Can we pet the animals?

Answer: We would love to let you pet the animals, but our insurance will not allow it.  We kindly ask that you keep your and your children’s hands to themselves.

 

Question: Do you give farm tours?

Answer: We do not offer farm tours but check out the pictures on this website and please do take in the views while we fulfill your order.

 

Question: What other products do you have other than milk?

Answer: Other than Raw Goat Milk and Raw Cow Milk we have tons of other products. Check out our Product Page!

 

Question: Will you make me lunch?

Answer: We are too busy to make your lunch but if you want to bring us something let’s talk!

 

Question: Can I shadow Lyn/volunteer/fulfill community service hours on your farm?

Answer: We have a very dedicated staff that are great at what they do. On occasion we do allow volunteers as the schedule and season allows. We will post on FaceBook and here when we will have volunteer days.

 

Question: Can I pick/meet the animal I get milk from?

Answer: No, all milk is blended together in the chiller before bottling. 

 

Question: Are you a coop/farm share?

Answer: We are not a coop or farm share. We are just an old-fashioned American small business.  You get to pick what you want and are not tied to any contracts or other agreements.

“I fed you with milk…”

– 1 Corinthians 3:2

Question: Do you have milk?

Answer: Milk is our business!  Reserve your milk ahead of time by texting Nana at (972)658-0291 for pickup on farm days or at the farmers market. 

 

Question: What is raw milk?

Answer: Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized.  After the animal is milked the milk is chilled and bottled according to state standards.

 

Question: What is the difference between goat and cow milk?

Answer: Well, let’s start with that goat milk comes from goats and cow milk comes from cows. Now let’s get into the science when you look at the macro nutritional stats of both goat and cow milk as they are very similar. Goat milk is higher in calcium, potassium, and vitamin A than cow milk, but cow milk is higher in vitamin B12, selenium, and folic acid. Goat milk is easier on the digestive system, the globules of fat molecules are smaller, and the levels of micro proteins are also less which makes it much easier to digest.

 

Question: What kind of milk do you have?

Answer: We offer Raw Goat and Raw Cow milk.  Both are unpasteurized and non-homogenized and are considered whole milk.

 

Question: Do you pasteurize or homogenize your milk?

Answer: Our milk is not pasteurized or homogenized.  The milk fat content will vary during different times of the year.

 

Question: Is raw milk safe?

Answer: The simple answer is yes! Pasteurization did not become common until the 1920s and humans have been drinking milk for many, many, many years. 

 

Question: How do you sell your milk?

Answer: We sell both goat and cow milk by the half-gallon.

 

Question: Is your milk tested by the state?

Answer: Yes, the State of Texas inspects our dairy and our process regularly and tests our milk.

 

Question: Are you licensed dairy?

Answer: Yes, before we could sell our milk to the public, we had to dot all the I’s and cross all the T’s.  We are a fully licensed raw dairy!

 

Question: Do you deliver?

Answer: We do not deliver, but we can be found at The Historic McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square, and the Rail Car Farmer’s Market in Van Alstyne.  You can request that we bring your order with us to the farmers market when it is operational. Please text Nana at (972)658-0291 to reserve your milk. 

Please include the following in your text to Nana:

  • Your name (even if you have ordered before),
  • How much milk you want (in gallons, it is sold by the half-gallon),
  • What kind of milk you want (Cow or Goat), 
  • When you want to pick up (Farm Days are Saturday and Wednesdays),
  • Where you want to pickup (Farm or McKinney Farmers’ Market)

The deadline for placing orders being picked up at the McKinney’s Farmer’s market is Thursday at 8pm.

If you cannot pick up your reservation, please let us know immediately

by texting Nana at (972)658-0291

Question: Can I get milk anywhere other than the farm?

Answer: If you pre-order, you can request that we bring your order with us to one of the farmers markets when they are operational. Please text Nana at (972)658-0291 to reserve your milk.

Please include the following in your text to Nana:

  • Your name (even if you have ordered before),
  • How much milk you want (in gallons, it is sold by the half-gallon),
  • What kind of milk you want (Cow or Goat), 
  • When you want to pick up (Farm Days are Saturday and Wednesdays),
  • Where you want to pickup (Farm or McKinney Farmers’ Market)

The deadline for placing orders being picked up at the McKinney’s Farmer’s market is Thursday at 8pm.

If you cannot pick up your reservation, please let us know immediately

by texting Nana at (972)658-0291

 

Question: Is your milk organic?

Answer: We do not offer certified organic milk, but we know exactly what goes into our cows and goats and this is some of the best quality milk you will ever find.

 

Question: Can I get 2% milk?

Answer: We offer only Raw Goat and Cow Milk that has not been homogenized. This would be considered Whole Milk.

 

Question: Can I make butter with your milk?

Answer: Yes!  Skim the cream, put it in a jar, shake it up and you will get butter!  I will warn you it is a workout so you might find a less manual way of doing it.

 

Question: Does raw milk cook the same as store-bought milk?

Answer: Absolutely! Personally, I think our milk is a little richer in flavor and might make your items taste even better.

 

Question: Can I substitute goat milk for cow milk in recipes?

Answer: Yes, you can!  

 

Question: How long will my milk last?

Answer: There is no set expiration date, but our milk will last longer than typical store-bought milk.  A good rule of thumb is our milk will easily 7-10 days if kept properly refrigerated.

 

Question: Why does it not have an expiration date?

Answer: Well, we don’t like to set arbitrary dates and we do not put anything in our milk to make it spoil quicker!  A good rule of thumb is that our milk will easily last 7-10 days if properly refrigerated. 

 

Question: Why does the milk separate?

Answer: If you leave raw milk in the refrigerator for a day or so, you will start to see it separate into two layers.  The top layer is the cream which can be skimmed off and used as cream or for other purposes, or it can just be shaken to mix back into the milk.  It is always good practice to give it a good shake before drinking.

 

Question: Do you have a food handler’s license?

Answer: Yes, Nana is fully licensed!

 

Question: What kind of cows do you have?

Answer: Our dairy cows are Jersey and Guernsey

 

Question: What kind of goats do you have?

Answer: Alpine, Lamancha and Saanen.

 

Question: What kind of pigs do you have?

Answer: Berkshire

 

Question: What kind of chickens do you have?

Answer: We have many diffferent breeds of chickens, mostly heritage breeds.

Come See Us

Farm Days @ the Farm

Wednesdays (10am - 5pm)

Saturdays (10am - 2pm)

713 County Road 610
Farmersville, TX

Text Lyn to reserve your milk!
(972) 658-0291

 

McKinney Farmer's Market

Saturdays (8am - noon)  Chestnut Square
315 S. Chestnut Street
McKinney, TX