Prairies Edge Raw Milk Dairy in Minnesota has suffered a devastating loss from a recent fire. Please be generous and help this family restore their operation.
Beneficiary: Prairies Edge Dairy Farm -
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We worked for three years to develop a solid business plan... then last year, we got our loan to start a small organic dairy. We were in the process of remodeling the barn, moving the barn from the 1960's to the at least, the 1990's. The small milking parlor was the only thing left to finish before bringing the cows here. In fact, we just got off the phone with a farmer, who has a herd of organic jersey cows for sale, about 10 minutes before we discovered the smoke and fire. It has brought our dream of a 100% grass fed dairy farm to a halt. Without a barn, we cannot make a living.
Now, we need some help to achieve the rebuilding of the most basic structure, a barn, suitable for milking. We need to raise funds to help with clean up and put up a barn. Friends suggested we try fundraising, so here we are.
We spoke with a contractor and he thought we would need appox. $45,000-47,000 to build and finish a new dairy barn. Our loan officer said if we can raise at least $32,000 we could start building the barn and get the financing for the rest the cost.
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From the farm'sfacebook page:
------------- ATTENTION CURRENT MILK CUSTOMERS -------------
At this time we are requesting you call at least 24-36 hrs prior to milk pickup.
For more information, please call (320)523-MILK. Minnesota
Our mission is to provide others with natural, grass-fed dairy & meats.
Seasonally, with the aid of our local bee-keeper, we sell raw honey from bees that were raised here.
We do not use hormones, antibiotics or soy in our feeds, nor do we use preventative medications or GMO's. Our farm is Cert. Organic.
Our baby goats & calves are given colostrum immediately, then raised on milk until they are weaned.
AwardsCertified Organic (MOSA) - since 2011
ProductsRaw milk (cow & goat), cheese, grass-fed beef, soy-free pork & eggs, as well as raw honey and home-made soaps.