Yes, it's very hard for me to put this out there but we are going to have to raise prices come the 1st of the year.
We were informed just last week that our primary feed source from our supplier has been discontinued, and the next available, comparable source is going to cost us, on average $100 more a ton. This coupled with the increased prices on items like containers, and other supplies, are forcing us to re-evaluate our pricing structure. We believe this is the only way to maintain the quality of care for our animals, while still producing a great tasting, healthy for you and your family product.
We actually have not raised prices since 2018, and have been able to absorb price increases to date, but I don't believe that will be the case going forward.
We could still, possibly avoid this situation with increased help and support from the community. We currently have hundreds of products in stock and ready to feed your family some of the healthiest foods in the area. Our goats are only grass and browse fed, no grain, have never had antibiotics used on them, are unvaxxed, and pastured most days in the summer, not fed in a feed lot. Our milking animals have separate stalls, so that they can eat undisturbed by the other goats. Our goats are only milked by hand, which gives our milk a great, fresh and creamy flavor, found in very few of our local farms.
If your goat milk tastes like to bottom of the barn, then it really is time to find a new farm. Your milk should NEVER have this flavor. If it does, then something is wrong.
We have a pickup point in Sandpoint every Wednesday, to make it easier for you to access our farm products. We are also willing to add other drop points, if there are at least 5 families in and area interested in our products.
We can still currently handle bulk milk orders in 5 or 10 gallon increments, but won't be able to for much longer. Goat milk is naturally homogenized, which makes it perfect for freezing. Our milk does very will in the freezer, for up to a year, with only a slight discoloration due to the fat content.
For more information please come visit us at the Panhandle Preparedness Expo at the Bonner County Fairgrounds on Sept 30 9am to 5pm or October 1st 9am to 3pm.