Interested in receiving delicious and nutritious A2 raw Guernsey milk on a weekly basis?
Well we’ve got it and we want you to have it. We deliver to several locations throughout Virginia.
Contact us to get started!
We can’t wait to hear from you and make your dairy dreams come true.
Golden Valley Farms, LLC
8 Asal Road Farmville, VA 23901
Life on the Farm
Our dairy herd is made of 100% registered and A2 tested Guernsey Cows. Our A2 Guernsey milk is complete as it comes from the cow – we chill it and bottle it for shareholders to pick up at one of several delivery locations we have throughout Virginia.
We are a small Virginia dairy farm located outside the town of Farmville Virginia in Cumberland County. We house many animals on our farm that produce other products that we love to sell to our customers through our program. Contact us about our other products or if you have questions about our products.
In order to receive dairy products from Golden Valley Farms you must be herd shareholder.
Not a shareholder? Don’t worry it is simple. Contact us to get started!
What is a Herdshare program?
A herd share is a contractual agreement between a farmer and a owner of livestock- the shareholder or member- through which the shareholder is able to obtain raw milk, meat or other profits of the livestock proportionate to the shareholder’s interest in the herd.
Golden Valley Farms Herd Share program complies with all the legal requirements of the State of Virginia. We obtain a agistment (contract) and a bill of sale to begin. Buy in or herdshare fees apply per share. The herdshare fees are due at start up and are non refundable. The monthly boarding fee is the only recurring fee that we charge. Our milk is bottled in dairy approved HDPE jugs with a tamper evident seal.
How do you receive your order?
Once it is bottled and chilled your dairy product is on the way to you. We offer weekly deliveries to fit your schedule. Check out our list of locations for local pickups.
Ashburn (3 locations) – Broad Run – Bumpass – Catlett – Chantilly – Centreville Charlottesville – Fairfax – Fredericksburg – Front Royal – Gordonsville – Haymarket – Manassas – Occoquan – Scottsville – Sterling – Vienna – Palmyra – Stafford
About the Milk
The A2 Guernsey cows are a result of almost 1000 years of perfection that result in the best milk available!
Why A2 Guernsey milk is better than A1 “white milk”
A2 milk Naturally carries the A2 protein that is said to help to aide in digestion.
Contains 12% more protein than “white milk”.
Has a higher concentrations of beta carotene.
Is said to contain 15% more Calcium.
Naturally occurring Vitamin D and vitamin A.
Is the perfect balance of Omegas.
Here are some common questions we receive. In order to better inform you, our amazing customers, we have happily answered them.
Q: Can we get milk year round? I have heard cows dry up – what does that mean?
A: In the last 6-8 weeks of pregnancy, the cow instinctively prepares for her new calf and gives herself a “rest” from lactation. The cows have calves at different times of the year so that we have sufficient milk for our share-members.
Q: Is it legal to purchase raw milk in Virginia?
A: In Virginia, it is illegal to sell raw cow milk, but it is not illegal to drink fresh milk from the cow that you own! It is as simple as purchasing/owning your own cow or a partial ownership in a herd of cows and boarding the cow or cows at a local farm. The farmer (or Agister) performs a service for you by feeding, caring for, and milking your own or cows. This arrangement is called cow boarding, the legal form for it is an Agistment Agreement.
Q: So are cow shares legal in Virginia?
A: Yes, when you own a share in our herd, you may legally use the milk from your share in any way you see fit.The milk supplied to you will be raw meaning that It is not heat-treated or pasteurized. It will be chilled and bottled – that is all the processing it receives. Shareholders will are responsible for the monthly boarding fee, even if you go on vacation or travel for business. (In Virginia it is illegal if the milk is being sold raw (unpasteurized) to consumers without any ownership/share in the cows.)