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Chisholm Family Farm

A pasture-based farm in Lincoln, NE
Diablo - dairy cow at Chisholm Family Farm
Neighborhood: Lincoln
Business Type: Farms
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Official Website

ChisholmFamilyFarm.com

Phone

(402) 797-2122

Services

Milk, Pastured Broilers, Soy-Free Fertile Pastured Eggs, Pastured Pork, Grass-fed and Finished Lamb, Pastured Turkeys

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Interview by Christy Pooschke

A bit about our farm

We started off farming for ourselves. Pretty soon family and friends wanted raw milk, too, and things just grew from there. Our farm is located at 6205 West Claire Avenue in Lincoln, Nebraska. We are a small family farm with no employees. We currently have 20 milking cows and will be milking 16 of them at any given time by summer. Our cows are raised on pasture. In the winter, we feed the cows grass hay and alfalfa hay. We treat our animals and land using holistic principles.

Antibiotics would be reserved as a last resort to save an animal’s life, and any animal given antibiotics would be removed from production for an extended period of time. We do not use chemical or synthetic fertilizers or pest-control on our farm. We have been operating our farm here in Nebraska for just over a year. We moved here from Georgia, where we operated a farm very much like the one we have now, and we were in business for three years there. We have access here to over 80 acres on our farm.

We not only welcome but encourage tours. We believe in complete transparency, and all areas of our farm are accessible. Everyone should know their farmer and their food!

A bit about our dairy products

The only dairy products we sell are raw milk and raw cream. Our milk is not pasteurized and not homogenized. It is milk…pure and simple. We do not pasteurize our milk because we believe that raw milk from grass-fed cows is about the most pure, healthiest food available on this planet.

The most common misconceptions about our products are those about raw milk in general. Some people think it will make you sick or that it is not good for you. Raw milk from grass-fed cows is quite different than milk from cows fed grain and kept indoors. Cows were designed to eat grass, not grain. Another misconception is that the fat from milk is bad for you. The fat from grass-fed cows is quite different; it is quite good for you. It is rich in short- and medium-chain fatty acids that protect against disease. It contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has strong anti-cancer properties. For more information on the benefits of raw grass-fed milk click here.

Where to find our food

Our dairy products are sold to the general public only from our on-farm store, as required by Nebraska law. While it may require more time and effort to come to the farm, it’s definitely worth it. It is important to know where your food comes from. Our animals are pastured which means that every animal on our farm has grass and forages as the base of their diet. Food raised the old-fashioned ways (slowly and with care) offer superior nutrition and taste that you just can’t get from animals confined to small areas and raised on a diet of solely grain.

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Location

Chisholm Family Farm
6205 W. Claire Ave
Lincoln, NE 68523

(402) 797-2122

Comments

Linda (not verified) says:

March 5, 2011 : 5 years 29 weeks ago

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Would like to know if you sell raw butter and quantities and prices if so - and what days/hours you are open since I would be driving from Omaha. Thanks. Linda

Laura Chisholm (not verified) says:

March 6, 2011 : 5 years 29 weeks ago

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Hi Linda,
Its not legal in Nebraska to sell raw butter. We do sell cream and butter is very easy to make.

We are at our new farm in Elmwood, about a 30 minute drive from Omaha.

If you would like more information please email me directly at laura [at] chisholmfamilyfarm [dot] com
Thanks,
 Laura

Zaka (not verified) says:

May 30, 2012 : 4 years 17 weeks ago

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Where can I find pure Cow Milk in or around Omaha, NE 68118. How much its per gallon. Do you deliver if you’re not in Omaha.

rebecca (not verified) says:

August 1, 2013 : 3 years 8 weeks ago

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how much do you sell the milk for?

Dan Ericson (not verified) says:

December 17, 2014 : 1 year 40 weeks ago

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We just moved to Lincoln this summer and need to find a gallon of high butter fat raw Milk to make ostakaka for our family Christmas on Saturday. Can you help me with this?

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