Monthly Fees and Delivery Details
Monthly Fees and Delivery Details
Through a lease agreement with Moonique Dairy, members pay an annual
membership fee of $10 per share. By joining this lease, members own a
leasehold interest in our herd of Jersey cows and can legally drink the
raw milk from their own cows. Members then pay monthly share fees in
proportion to the number of shares they are leasing, which cover the cost
for the care and boarding of their cows, as well as the costs of delivery
of their milk and various supplies (i.e. jugs and caps, ice, gas, etc.).
The monthly share fee for one full share is $27.00, and in exchange for
each share leased members are entitled to the equivalent of one gallon of
milk per week from their cows. Half shares are available for $13.50 which
entitles members to the equivalent of one half gallon of milk per week.
Extra shares may also be leased as the need arises within your family.
The number of gallons per monthly share will vary depending on the number
of delivery days in that month (i.e. if there are five Mondays in one
month, then members at that delivery would receive five gallons of milk
per share in that month). Monthly boarding fees can be payed in the form
of cash or check (made out to Moonique Dairy). You will receive an invoice
sometime after the last delivery of the month, and before the first
delivery of the new month, and payment is due promptly at the first
delivery day of each month.
Members must inform Moonique Dairy two days before delivery time of any
changes in delivery location or if they cannot be there for that delivery.
If a member will be out of town or not able to make it to that weeks'
delivery, we will hold that weeks' milk over and they may pick up two
weeks worth the following week. However, if a member does not pick
up their milk and has not contacted Moonique Dairy to make other
arrangements, those gallons cannot be rolled over to the next week and
will be lost. The member will still pay the full monthly fee, even if they
miss a pick-up, since they are paying for boarding their cow, and not for
the milk! Their cow will keep eating and require care regardless if they
take her milk!
Delivery times and locations are currently as follows:
Mondays 5:45 - 6:15 pm: 10441 Shaver
Rd, Portage - UUC Church
Mondays 6:45 - 7:15 pm: 1758 N. 10th
St, Kalamazoo - Peoples' Church
5:50 - 6:20 pm: 3631
Covington Rd, Kalamazoo - St. Andrew Community Church
Thursdays 6:45 - 7:15 pm:
527 Harrison St, Kalamzoo - MacKenzie's Bakery
Farm pick-up is also available, if
this is a more convenient to your location.
Please contact Tyler & Nadine
firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP YOUR MILK
Fresh milk should last for 7-10 days
if kept cold. According to the “Consumers’ Guide to Fresh, Whole,
Unprocessed Milk: Safe Handling” by Peggy Beals, “There must be no break
in the cold chain… This aspect or risk management begins with the
immediate rapid cooling of milk after milking and continues through all
the steps of dispensing, transport, and storage. The ideal goal for home
storage is to hold milk between 35°F and 38F°. ” This greatly affects the
taste and holding ability of your milk! (In our opinion storing farm fresh
milk in a closed glass container and keeping it ice cold is the ideal way
to ensure good taste and quality!)
Check out our
PRODUCTS page for other quality food delivered with your milk!