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 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 Shorthorns, is the same one where the 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 9-months each year (early 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).

Organic raw milk, organic raw cream, organic raw butter, organic raw buttermilk

Raw Milk

Raw Cream

Raw Butter

Raw Buttermilk

When and Where to buy

From early March through early December each year there are a variety of options for anyone wishing to avail of our rich and creamy organic raw milk, cream, butter and buttermilk.  During the months of December, January and February both the cows, and ourselves take a wee break.  The current delivery rounds, stockists and markets throughout the country can be perused below.

Co. Cork

Sheridans Cheesemongers, Dunnes Store counter, Bishopstown Court - Friday delivery

Co. Dublin

Sheridans Cheesemongers Shops and Dunnes Stores counters as follows all get a weekly Friday delivery:

  South Anne Street shop - Currently closed due to Covid-19

  Blanchardstown Centre, Dunnes Store counter

  Cornelscourt Shopping Center, Dunnes Store counter

  Donaghmede Dunnes Store counter

  Stephens Green Shopping Center, Dunnes Store counter

  Swords, Pavilions Shopping Centre, Dunnes Store counter

  Ilac Shopping Center, Dunnes Store counter

Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer Street - Friday delivery

The Hopsack, Swan Shopping Centre, Rathmines - Tuesday delivery

Co. Galway

Sheridans Cheesemongers Shop, Church Yard Street - Wednesday delivery

Co. Kildare

Sheridans Cheesemongers Dunnes Stores counter, Main Street, Naas - Tuesday delivery

Co. Kilkenny

We have a drop off point in Urlingford each Thursday morning at 8am.  If you would like to schedule a regular collection,  we'd love to hear from you!

Co. Laois

Fruit N'Nut, Portlaoise - Tuesday delivery

Co. Limerick

You can find us at the Limerick Milk Market every Saturday from 8am-1pm with milk, cream, butter and buttermilk and a selection of any meats we have available at the time.  You can also pre-order any of our meat items for collection at the market to ensure they are there when you are.  Come visit – we'd love to meet you!

NeighbourFood online market for Thursday collection in Limerick City - https://www.neighbourfood.ie/markets/limerick/29

Co. Meath

Sheridans Cheesemongers Shop, Kells - Friday delivery

Co. Offaly

Shinrone and Birr Doorstep Delivery - Mondays

Collection point at Oxmantown in Birr at 10am on Mondays

Co. Tipperary

Cloughjordan Doorstep Delivery - Tuesdays and Fridays

Ballingary Doorstep Delivery - Wednesdays

Roscrea, Healthy Vision - Tuesday delivery

On Farm Collection

We welcome visitors to collect dairy products from the farm as an add on to any meat order that has been pre-ordered and confirmed via email.  However, we regret that we cannot cater for collections of small, dairy-only orders and we also do not courier our dairy products.  We would encourage you to support your local retailer (listed above) that support us by stocking our dairy products or come visit us at our market stall in Limerick on Saturdays.

Where every cow is known by name

meet the ladies who share milk!

 

Simply put, Irish Shorthorn cows are the best and 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.  These ladies 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 happy, well loved and respected.

Belle

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.

Molly

13-year old Molly is the matriarch of the milking crew and one of the friendliest and most affectionate of the whole bunch. 

Penny

A big lover of being brushed and petted, Miss Penny is Molly's daughter and was the third ever milking cow on the farm. 

Pepper

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!

Rosie

Queen Rosie is often the boss lady around the farm and is always first in line for a treat or an apple.  

Umbus

Affectionately called Umbi, this lady is a little bit mischievous and always up for a nice scratch behind the ears.

Bess

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.

Sally

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.

Roxy

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. 

Violet

A calm, no-fuss kind of gal, Violet charms many the visitor with her lovely roan colour and her meek and humble ways.