Milkmaid Shares Available- Join our team!
You've seen our cows, our operation, and all the products we produce.
But have you ever dreamed to be here with us, behind the scenes,
doing what it takes to get this nutritious milk from grass to glass?
If so then you may want to read further because Slak Market Farm is looking for a few dairymaids with devotion.
Now before your mind wanders off into envisioning yourself as an apron-and bonnet-clad dairy woman,
wearing Sunday’s best while happily smiling from either the side of a cow or a cream separator.
I gotta warn ya, this is an unrealistic vision and not at all how we roll around here!
Essentially, the notion was not only to do their tasks well, but to look good and desirable while doing it.
In reality, the toil of what was and still is the daily duties of challenging, dirty, and physical labor involved in dairying.
There are strict uniform and repetitive chores that involve: cleaning animals tracking in mud and manure.
The cautionary handling, lifting, pouring, and cooling of milk. The sterile cleaning of dairy equipment. Along with the sacred routine of tending and caring for the animals. Not to mention the daily task of records and paperwork.
Now, if your heart is screaming YES!!! and you think you'd love to join us every week in milking cows...
I kindly ask you to PLEASE take a moment and thoroughly think this through.
It would be a 1-year contractual commitment of milking one (1) time a day (at 6:00 am), on one (1) scheduled day of the week.
In return, this milkmaid contract entitles you to one full share in our herd share boarding program.
I will begin holding interviews and offering the milkmaid share training throughout February.
Space is limited. Only a handful of applicants will be selected for this opportunity.
Sign up below to tell us about your interest in owning one of the most valued share positions in our program.
What in the world is Labaneh?
Basically for the ancestors on day 1- they drank fresh milk, and by day 2- they made "Leban" aka Yogurt, and then the next few days the yogurt is turned into
Therefore, the quick answer to the question is that lebaneh is a shelf-stable pantry staple that was used by our nomadic ancestors of African/Arabian origins as a storage solution for thier raw milk production.
It is also the same solution for us today, especially in times of milk overloads.
I mean seriously- What else are we to do with all the extra gallons of raw milk that didn't get picked up by a herdshare owner,
or better yet not picked up by you- if you haven't taken the next step to sign up for your share of this nutritious milk!
So what did I mean by- She Goes Both Ways?
It is a very versatile product that can only be limited by imagination.
Here are a few ideas to get you started...
Here is an Awesome Recipe You will make again and again...
Get Ready Louisville, We're Gonna Bring It!
of our signature raw milk & dairy products to a new pick-up location in the Louisville area!
This is going to be an exciting week here at Slak Market Farm!
Sign up here if you're interested in joining the members of the Louisville community drinking raw milk from Slak Market Farm...
Here are a few things to note about the Louisville Area Delivery Share.
Space is currently limited, however, we are actively seeking higher production levels to help with this issue. Thus, the more folks joining in and paying for a share, the more quickly we acquire what is necessary to increase productivity and this will relieve any waiting list that may occur in the initial stages of this share.
And just in time for the new Louisville Delivery launch, we are excited to be hosting the
Fall Open House Farm Tours
Hugs and Health,
HOW SWEET IT IS!
We have plenty of Lebaneh hanging in the milk kitchen & so what to do with all this whey leftover from production has just gotten a lot sweeter!
Thanks to our herd share owners
2. Taylor who made it come to be.
Producing products for this herd share
comes with its own portion of highs and lows.
I can't say it enough "that I am so fortunate & blessed to belong to a tribe of women, who have a covenant to not only protect but also to toil, for the integrity of the products we offer in this share".
“Taylor-Made Whey Caramel” Recipe Guide
to lead you off to a good start in combining these two fantastic products!
Have fun & please be sure to let me know how it turns out!
(Use the sign up in the pop-up window to get your copy)
If you can remember back in 2017 I said- it’s colder than the milk from a witch's teat!
Well, this year fighting in the mud has been kickin' my tail! Lol
We are still trying to L.E.A.R.N. from the experience and each year I find myself improvising and then better planning for the next possible go round!
function to flow better in all seasons.
Thank You So Much for Being Here!
Your reply is greatly appreciated
and will help me with our spring campaign!
Believe me when I say that your support has been a God sent!
As you know, 2019 has brought quite a challenge for me both on and off the farm.
From the murder of one of my most beautiful best friends, down to the loss of 40 pastured chickens, and all sorts of everything going on in-between.
We have experienced severe challenges, to each of its very own levels and degree. What a year!!!
I know for a fact that you can relate due to the challenges and losses you’ve had to face.
All in All - We are Truly Blessed!
We have exciting things happening on the farm this coming new year.
- Slak Market Farm Incubator Program
- “F.I.T.” (Farmers in Training) Kid Camps and Adult Workshops
- Milk Maiden Mondays
“1st Farmer Family” to be living here on the farm with us!
Have a Happy New Year!
Thank you for participating in our "Heritage Turkey Program".
Wether you got a store bought turkey or one from us,
I trust you will have a "tasteful" experience this holiday season!
Now that you’ve ordered it, I'd like to ask...
Do you know how to cook our heritage bird?
Therefore, to get a juicy roast bird, Putting it into a brine is key!
However, it is not always something most home cooks with a small refrigerator or a full refrigerator of holiday foods can easily do.
So, do you need help getting your brine on?.. If so try our
It will be stored here in the farm store until your ready to pick it up.
I’m flexible about your pick-up day...
It’s whatever you need to make this work for you!
$20 Sea Salt Brine or $25 Honey & Spice Brine
reply to my email and say:
YES-BRINE MINE- PLEASE!
Please be sure to sign up for yours next year!
Holiday Recipe Guide!
Whenever we take a fall in life or get knocked down it’s easy to start to feel overwhelmed.
I know you can relate because you are very busy taking care of so many things and a set back can feel much like a big loss.
It took some time for me to gather the proper “tools” in life and learn that falling is the best part...That is if you know how to fall with ‘style.’
I realize from experience the importance of these 3 strategies...
- Understanding your own patterns and regulating your energy accordingly.
- Getting the mindset to understand that failing is a Lesson and not a Loss.
- Connecting yourself with good people -friends, family, and even mental health professionals.
we do here on this farm has a major impact on the health, emotion,
and overall well-being of the people that come into our
raw milk community and how they feel everyday.
Most folks don't notice that what we put into our bodies affects how we feel. This along with not having the other tools in your toolbox sure makes it harder to get back up after a fall.
I’m not talking about a hard crash from eating to much sugar, or the overstimulation from too much coffee, but I am talking about the lack of beneficial bacteria in our diet.
Because humans are almost 90% made from bacteria. It is bacteria that...
- Keeps us alive and covers us in an invisible body armor that keeps environmental insults out.
- They help us to digest our food and help us make vitamins and minerals.
- Bacteria also educate our immune systems to keep bad microbes out.
The modern food system has set an all-out war on our food that is consistently KILLING ALL bacteria from our food supply indiscriminately.
Only you can do something about this by taking an analysis of how you are being affected by the foods you eat or the lack of beneficial living food available to you that you do not eat.
We are being subjected to sterilized foods, harsh antibiotics, GMOs, preservatives, chemicals in our soils, water, air, food, kitchens, vehicles, work environments, and only God knows where else!
Our natural immunity has been compromised, and it may take patience to rebuild it. But I swear, as long as I’m around you’ve got a committed partner in the fight.
Take some good advice today in using food as your medicine and start incorporating real milk into your daily regimen.
Raw milk contains living, beneficial bacteria, enzymes, lactase forming bacteria, and many enzyme-based pathogens killing systems.
- It can significantly boost immunity (especially in children who get sick frequently),
- Helps with asthma, eczema, colitis, and many more issues
- Improves digestive function and ability,
- Improves the bioavailability of vitamins and minerals
- Delivers essential fats for cell protection.
Any inflammatory condition can also contribute to anxiety and depression.
Keep in my that we are always here “farming in your service” and want nothing more than to allow Slak Market Farm to be your “soft place to fall”.
yesterday involves a crisp and cool, fall evening and a pot of short ribs.
The time for a summer barbeque was over and so my Aunt Dorthy served up an amazing plate of ribs in a way that I had never experienced before.
It was not a barbeque as I had expected when hearing
"We are going over to Dort's- she is having ribs for dinner!"
To bring back that feeling I got years ago.
When you're thinking about comfort food, the ‘comfort’ does not
come solely from the dish itself, but it also comes from the memories
embedded that you have associated with it.
with a new and improved recipe…one that I believe you will love.
It includes caramelized horseradish potato puree!
so much more in our Healthy Butcher Shop
by clicking on the button below...
Leave a comment and let me know how it turns out!
I am not at all complaining as we were blessed to have a wonderful Spring in Kentucky.
When the kids are out of school and it’s officially summer do you visit family out of state, go on vacation or the beach, or take the family camping?
However, I knew this before getting into dairying and to be honest, after careful consideration, it was one of the reasons I decided to buy my 1st cow.
I was truly ready to commit myself to a cow and literally "marry" the farm.
place to understand what "season" I was in at that time in my life.
Seasons- Life really is all about seasons.
I’d love to have you and your family
for an overnight farm stay!
It’s really fun and you will experience a real-life of milking cows, collecting eggs, and pasture rotation of chickens, sheep, and goats.
Go look at your calendar and figure when you can fit some time in there
for your family to come to hang out with us!
Heck, Who knows what might happen?
You guys may get to loving this farm life as much as we do!
Lol~ Believe me it happens!
So I hope you will find a day/night that will accommodate to your schedule.
In the meantime here is a video of two friends
at the farm learning about milking with us!
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A Woman Farming
in Service to You!
Along my side stands four youngins and my husband who always has my back.