What makes our milk the very best?
Desert Wind Farms milk is 100% grass-fed. We don’t ever feed grain. We never feed GMOs-- not to anything on our farm. They just don’t need it. Grass-fed milk is superior to conventional grain-fed milk. Why?
We have high cleanliness standards. From the beginning we know our milk will be sold raw and handle it as such.
At Desert Wind Farms our cows are treated with respect. They are allowed the opportunity to be cows. They graze and lounge in the pasture. They chew their cud. Sometimes they run and play. Our cows are easy-going and not high-strung or anxious. They are not beaten. We don’t even own a “hot stick.” Our girls have names, not just numbers. They have personalities. Some might say they are spoiled, and have an easy life, but it’s our job to make it that way. It’s our job to be stewards over them and make sure they are well-cared for and respected.
Our Jersey cows are healthy.
In fact, we practice once-a-day milking. We aren’t milking cows for high-yields, we are milking cows for high-quality. This means that because we feed 100% grass and we have them on pasture, our cows are able to be milked once per day. This concentrates all the vitamins, minerals, fats and proteins into one milking and higher quantaties in our milk.
We are concerned about GMOs, and synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. We don’t use them on our farm. We do our best to avoid buying feeds that have been grown using them. We try to buy our feeds directly from farmers, so we can know how they were grown and by what standards. We do use compost, manure, crop rotation, cover-crops and other methods to help our soils. We are even particular down to the soaps and cleaners we use. We couldn’t find a teat-dip that met our standards, so we make our own.
Desert Wind Farms has an open-door policy. We love for you to come out to the farm! It is a great learning opportunity for you and your friends or family. We don’t mind taking time out of our day to show you around. This means we have nothing to hid or be ashamed of.
We are a Family Farm. Desert Wind Farms is the sole source of income for our family. That takes real commitment. We buy as much as we can locally and support local buying groups, co-ops, farmers markets and more. We believe in the local food movement.
We love what we do. It’s hard work running a dairy. I think what makes it worth it is seeing and hearing the appreciation of our customers. This is why we love to sell it ourselves. This is why we have created a great little community of milk customers that have grown into our friends and family. We started selling milk in August 2011, and we look forward to continuing to sell it.
Raw Milk Orders and Delivery
We offer a raw milk delivery program for our regular customers. We bring your order to designated delivery points every week for you to pick up. This helps us to know how much milk to produce and to distribute it in a timely manner. We do our best to keep our production consists, so our customers are getting a consistent supply. If your are interested in joining our delivery, please contact us or check out our Delivery Schedule page.
Milk Delivery Schedule
Available on Farm Tues-Friday by Appointment ONLY.
All New Orders must be placed 24-hours in advance.
Pocatello at the Old Town Pavilion.
Idaho Falls at Keybank on Broadway. Thursdays 4-4:30pm
Blackfoot at Snake River Sinclair, East Gravel Lot
Thursdays 3-3:30 pm
Also available at
Wealth of Health on 1st and Woodruff in Idaho Falls.
Pocatello Co-Op on Center in Pocatello