Welcome to our farm site!

We are a seasonal grass-fed dairy in Madison County, North Carolina. We are adjacent to the French Broad River, just a few miles upriver from downtown Marshall. Since 2009, we have provided raw Jersey cow milk to the Asheville and Marshall areas. You can find us again at the farmers markets this year. Starting in May of 2017, we will be at The North Asheville Tailgate Market on Saturday mornings and the West Asheville Tailgate Market on Tuesday afternoons. 

We are currently not milking. Our Jerseys are resting, eating, and enjoying their days. We will be milking a total of five cows this year and all five are pregnant and healthy. 

We are excited about this new year. We have been awarded the AgOptions Grant for 2017! We are very honored to receive this support. We will be upgrading our milking parlor by purchasing a much needed bulk tank and a large double sink for washing milking equipment. We also will install washable wall panels and new lights. Our ultimate goal is to become cheese makers. This grant project is one big step in that direction. It helps us to bring the milk parlor up to Grade B standards. I hope to update the website with the progress this spring. 

Drawing of our proposed milking parlor improvements

Mayo being milked in 2016. This parlor will look and feel a lot different this year. Renovation to begin in February.

It has been a mild winter. Very mild. There have been short bought of freezing conditions, but we have also had a some days near 70 degrees in nearly all the winter months: December, January, and now early February 2017. Some people like it warm, personally I’d like to see more cold and more snow in the winter time. Nevertheless, grass still doesn’t grow even when its warm in the winter. The cows have been enjoying the sprouted barley all the more. 

New posts

  1. 2016 recap.
  2. What have we done this winter?
  3. The 2017 forecast. This to be written.

 

Video from 2016:

Our Jersey herd in May from Kevin Lane on Vimeo. For more farm videos click here.

Click the photo to learn about our oxen team.

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The Oxen. Chuck and Charley

 

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June, 2016. Our cow Dipsea enjoying the day.

 

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May 2016

 

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Summer 2015

 

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 Email us at homemadeinmarshall@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.