Seasonal Organic Raw Dairy
Our seasonal, unique micro-dairy products are small batch, artisan foods made from the milk of our pasture-raised, happy, healthy native Irish Shorthorn and Irish Moiled cows. Personable and each with their own particular quirks and traits, each of the cows in our lovely traditional herd is known by name. These ladies are our partners in production and you can read about them below.
The small-scale milking parlour used for the daily milkings of our cows, is just a slightly expanded version of where the Crawford family cow was hand milked two generations ago. We use this traditional parlour along with our modern, licensed dairy processing facility to diligently provide healthy, sweet and nutritious organic raw milk, cream, buttermilk and traditional handmade butter directly to our amazing community of customers for about 9-months each year (late March to early December). All our dairy products are sold directly to consumers and a few wonderful independent retailers as pure, unadulterated, 100% organic, raw products. This means they have been filtered and chilled but never pasteurised (heated) or homogenised (crushed).
Where every cow is known by name
Simply put, these lovely red, white and roan ladies are the crowning gem of Crawford's Farm. We are a true micro-dairy with only a handful of milking cows. Our milking cows are exceptionally docile and good-natured as well as being a hardy breed well-suited to our small, intimate, organic system. They graze on lush green pastures that are managed with holistic rotations during the natural production season for milking animals (Spring, Summer and Autumn) and are well loved, respected and honoured for all the goodness they provide.
Belle is a bit shy, but knows her place on the farm and is one of the original crew of four that started off milking on the farm during it's nascent years.
13-year old Molly is the matriarch of the milking crew and one of the friendliest and most affectionate of the whole bunch.
A big lover of being brushed and petted, Miss Penny is Molly's daughter and was the third ever milking cow on the farm.
Originally from another organic dairy farm, Pepper joined the micro herd in 2017 but she is still not quite sure she is fond of all the hands on attention she gets on our farm!
Queen Rosie is often the boss lady around the farm and is always first in line for a treat or an apple.
Affectionately called Umbi, this lady is a little bit mischievous and always up for a nice scratch behind the ears.
Bess is spunky young'un with lots of energy but as the youngest in the herd she is still learning her place amongst the ranks.
Quiet and a bit reserved, Sally is a cow with a bit of shyness and floppy ears but with each year she blossoms more and more into a confident cow mama.
The first every heifer calf born on the farm, this spunky lady with a spiky fringe and a goofy side, gets her cool nature from her mom, Rosie.
A calm, no-fuss kind of gal, Violet charms many the visitor with her lovely roan colour and her meek and humble ways.
Farm Email List
As a small, seasonal farm focused on mindfully raising animals, availability of our high quality products is often limited and inevitably varies throughout each farming year. We send out periodic emails with product availability updates and information on our seasonal schedule of food production. If you would like to join this list and be one of the first on the list to reserve or purchase products, join our email list.