We are a small family farm dedicated to producing extraordinary milk from exceptional goats. Our clients get their raw goat milk through our year-round herd share program, which is the legal way for raw milk to change hands in Alaska. We have several driving co-ops whose Anchorage and Eagle River members take turns picking up weekly for the group. Our goats are fed local grass hay and alfalfa year round, with access to a variety of browse during the summer. We supplement their diet with a corn-free/soy-free grain ration, sea kelp, and organically derived minerals. We routinely treat lactating or food-producing animals holistically, without antibiotics, hormones, or chemicals.
We have beautiful registered American Alpine kids available in the spring and summer as future milking does, breeding bucks, and pack wethers. Our bloodlines have been carefully chosen to produce excellence in conformation as well as bounty in the milk pail; and the entire herd is blood-tested yearly for CAE, CL, and Johne's. Our show, appraisal, health, and milk test records are available for inspection.
Our livestock guardians of choice are Maremma Sheepdogs (an Italian breed similar to Great Pyrenees) and Sharplaninatz, a guardian breed whose origins are in Serbia and Macedonia. We anticipate having one litter per year, so ask us to put your name on our waiting list for a puppy if interested in having a fabulous flock or herd guardian of your own. Visit our Cottonwood Creek Farm Facebook page to see pictures of the dogs, as well as the goats.
We also offer kefir, yogurt, chevre and kombucha starter cultures. Farm visits are possible with an appointment made in advance.
We have raw goat milk shares available year round! Or if you're interested in milking your own goat, call now to get on our waiting list for a doe kid or milker. Not ready to make a full-time commitment to year-round goat ownership? Ask about our "foster goat" option, or sign up for a position in our mentorship program. You'll discover in no time why goats have become the fastest growing sector of the livestock industry!
Season: Year round
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 50
Share Prices: $40 sign-up fee, monthly herd maintenance fee depends on consumption
Work Req? No
Cottonseed Creek produces a line of the most rich and flavorful goat cheese I have ever tasted...truly outstanding!
Being able to access such a great product for my family was such a blessing! My kids LOVED this goat milk and my personal taste test of the milk from Cottonwood Creek vs.... [more]
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We feel very lucky to have a share of Cottonwood Creek Farm's wonderful goat milk. This is such a clean, rich treat. The milk is always very fresh and very clean.... [more]
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