GO FUND ME!!
Jim’s dream of having a small farm dairy and creamery is almost complete. About 2/3 of the cost ($240,000) has been borrowed and will be paid off in a 10 year note. The last 1/3 of the cost ($100,000) includes finishing the inside of the dairy barn, farm store and cheese rooms. This means all the electrical fixtures, septic system, plumbing fixtures, refrigeration, pasteurizer, bottler, and cheese vat must still be purchased before we can start the dairy for you. It also would include the water storage tanks for rain water collection, parking area and completed fencing for the dairy cows.
We need your help with the last 1/3 of the cost of the dairy. The concrete portion of the dairy barn was a very complicated project that involved more financing than we had anticipated. There will be 4 Texas Dept. of Health Permits needed to complete this project, plus a “per unit fee” to cover state inspection and sampling of the products. This is a requirement before we can sell any dairy products.
The completed dairy and creamery will offer Grade-A Raw Milk, cream, butter, cheeses, as well as a complete line of Richardson Farms Meats and grains. We are also planning to offer “low-temp. pasteurized” products at the farmer’s markets that we attend, and restaurants. This building will include: farm store, cheese making room, a cheese aging room, the milking parlor, compostable lounging area for the cows during bad weather, and opportunities for educational visits for families. There is ample area to be completed up stairs for an apartment for dairy employees.
Jim’s future plans include “edible landscaping” for the grounds, with an grape arbor for guests to enjoy during special events. Chefs would be welcome to host “farm to table” events at the dairy.
We are approximately 1 hour East of Round Rock in Milam county and about 10 miles North of Hwy 79…easy access!!
If you are interested in helping us finish the amazing project…
please visit our “Go Fund Me” page and donate (click here).
The faster we can raise the funds…the faster we can bring some amazing products to you and your family!
Thanks for your continued support!
Sincerely, Richardson Farms
Coming Soon….Spring 2016…..
Dairy and Creamery at Richardson Farms.
Dairy and Creamery Building
Barn full of alfalfa for our dairy cows.
Partial list of dairy products available….Grade A Raw Milk, Low-temp Pasteurized Milk, Cheeses, Cream, and Yogurt.
We are inviting everyone to come to our new farm store and also organize buying clubs for our dairy products.
Many items will also be available at the Farmer’s Markets.
Cooking with Pat!
One of our long-term supporters of Richardson Farms, Pat R., has been sending us her latest and greatest recipes using locally home grown meats and veggies.
So, we would like to highlight some of her creations!
Thank you Pat!
Dusted with flour, lightly pan fried. They cook quickly! Local sweet potatoes.
Richardson Farms is using only non-GMO feed for their animals as a supplement to their natural foraging.
Thanks, Richardson Farms
Richardson Farms is at your local Farmer’s Markets!
You can always find us at one of the following Farmers Markets:
Saturdays (9am – 1pm):
SFC’s Downtown Farmer’s Market,
Waco Farmer’s Market (Waco, TX),
Memorial Villages Farmer’s Market (Houston, TX).
Richardson Farms Meat’s at Several Austin Area Restaurants
If you are interested in trying some of our products, we highly suggest you visit one of these restaurants and sample some of their amazing creations!
Restaurants Serving Richardson Farms Meats
Chipotle (801 Congress Ave in Austin)
Jack Allen’s Kitchen (Oak Hill and Round Rock)
Funky Art Cafe (Brenham, TX)
Ronin Cooking (Bryan, TX)
Delivery Services / Stores / Other
Greenling (Austin and Houston)
Home Sweet Farm Market (Brenham, TX)
People’s Pharmacy (South, Westlake, North)
Wheatsville Food Co-op (Guadaloupe and Lamar)
Urban Acres (Oak Cliff – Dallas)