News and Information from Richardson Farms, Rockdale TX

Farm Facts: Milk and Dairy….

1.  June is National Dairy Month.
2.  Farmers measure milk in pounds, not gallons.
3.  On a dairy farm, a farmer’s day begins and ends with milking the cows.
4.  A cow will produce an average of 6.3 gallons of milk each day.
5.  A dairy cow has an average productive life of 8-10 years…whereas a beef animal has only 1-2 years.
6. A cow is more valuable for its milk, cheese, butter and yogurt than for its meat.
7.  The natural yellow color of butter cones mainly ftom the beta – carotene found in the grass that the cows eat.
8.  A cow has to be a mom before she can produce milk.
9. The average cow drinks 30-50 gallons of water per day (about a bathtub full).
10. A cow chews her cud (regurgitated, partially digested food) for up to 8 hrs a day.


Richardson Farms has passed the final Texas Department of Health inspection for their dairy!
For now, we have a “Grade A-Raw Milk For Retail” permit.
State law mandates all raw milk must be purchased at the dairy.
Milk will be available start Monday, May 2nd. at $12.00 per gallon.

Store Hours

Monday – Friday
You must call in advance to arrange for your pick up!
Mike: 979-676-1864, Bob: 972-743-2215, Jim: 512-635-3691, Kay: 512-446-2306, or Tim: 817-917-9371
According to State Law…we cannot take the raw milk off the farm.  But, you, as a consumer, can come to the farm to buy the milk.  We have a very unique “farm store” as part of our new dairy barn.  It is equipped with a refrigerated room to store the bottled milk, butter, eggs, and cheeses.  In this store, we will also sell all of our Richardson Farms products (beef, pork, chicken, sausages, and grains).

Our plan is to purchase a “low-temp pasteurizer”, so that we can take this milk to the
Farmer’s Markets that we attend.  In order to do this, by State Law, we must also buy a “bottle capper”.  For these last two big items, we have enlisted the help of some investors.  This all takes time, but with their help we will be coming to the markets with Richardson Farms dairy and creamery products soon!

Richardson Farms
Say Cheese!!!
Our dairy cows eating our alfalfa.


Our new upscale “Raw Milk Dairy” is now open.

            Raw Milk refers to unprocessed, untreated milk straight from the cow.  The milk you buy from the local supermarket is a different substance altogether.  It has been pasteurized, ultra-pasteurized, or homogenized.  This liquid is not really milk.  It is a chemically altered substance, heated to remove pathogens and bacteria and to prolong its shelf life.  The resultant low-enzyme activity makes it difficult to digest, and the naturally occurring beneficial bacteria have been destroyed.  The altered fat content renders the vitamins and minerals difficult to absorb.

    Some studies show raw milk actually help protect against allergic reactions and boosts the immune system.  It is an incredibly complex whole food, complete with digestive enzymes and its own anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic mechanisms conveniently built into a neat package.  It is full of both fat and water-soluble vitamins, a wide range of minerals and trace elements, all eight essential amino acids, more than 60 enzymes, and CLA (an omega-6 fatty acid).  Raw milk is a delicious medicine!

    Raw milk from healthy, pasture-raised cows is in a league of its own.  These cows are happy, fed on their natural diet of grass and other cow-friendly foods.  They enjoy access to sunshine and pasture grazing….not confined to inhumane conditions far from their natural environment and subject to enormous stresses.  Our cows are never given any shots of BGH (bovine growth hormone) or antibiotics.


Buying Groups are Encouraged!!!

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Dairy and Creamery Building


ResizedImage_1452471180621 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.

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Another great looking meal!

Here are some yummy grilled pork tenderloins.

Left – Garlic Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin                Right – BBQ Pork Tenderloin


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!


Baked pasta with Richardson Farms hot and sweet Italian bulk sausage topped with sautéed Tecolote Swiss chard.

We always love to hear how you are using our products, and what the finished product looks like on your table.
Please send us an email with your creation!

Non-GMO feed!

Richardson Farms is using only non-GMO feed for their animals as a supplement to their natural foraging.

What is GMO?  It is a Genetically Modified Organism.  It could be a grain product, an animal, etc.
We try to use all natural ingredients and farming practices.

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 Farmers Market at Sunset Valley,

SFC’s Downtown Farmer’s Market,

 Barton Creek Farmer’s Market,

Waco Farmer’s Market (Waco, TX),

Wolf Ranch in Georgetown,

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

96 West (Brenham)

All Star Burger


Cafe Pacha

Chipotle (801 Congress Ave in Austin)

Dai Due Supper Club

Eden East

Four Seasons Hotel

Funky Art Cafe (Brenham)

House Pizzeria

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Jack Allen’s Kitchen (Oak Hill and Round Rock)

Funky Art Cafe (Brenham)


Josephine House

La Condesa


Odd Duck

Ronin Cooking (Bryan)


Texas French Bread

Thai Fresh

Travaasa Resort and Spa


Delivery Services / Stores / Other

Decker Creek B&B

Farmhouse Delivery

Home Sweet Farm Market (Brenham)


Monument Market

People’s Pharmacy (South, Westlake, North)

Wheatsville Food Co-op (Guadaloupe and Lamar)

Urban Acres (Oak Cliff – Dallas)