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Welcome to Pi Creamery

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photo courtesy of Shannon Keagan

Pi Creamery is a family business with health and wellness at the center of our farm-based model. We believe in a small herd with holistic practices, including hand-milking, a varied diet, and preventative treatments as opposed to antibiotics and vaccines. The philosophy of Pi Creamery is to uphold the highest standards in the treatment of our herd animals, the care and safety of the milk, and the product available to our herd share members.

If you would like to join our herd share, please sign up here.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date on events and offerings by Pi Creamery, please subscribe to our mailing list! You’ll receive information on herd share memberships and invites to our tasting parties.PiLogo_FINAL

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PiLogo_FINALWelcome to the Pi Creamery herd share from the Lazy T Ranch. Pi Creamery is a family business with health and wellness at the center of our farm-based model. We believe in a small herd with holistic practices, including hand-milking, a varied diet, and preventative treatments as opposed to antibiotics and vaccines. The philosophy of Pi Creamery is to uphold the highest standards in the treatment of our herd animals, the care and safety of the milk, and the product available to our herd share members. Please fill out the form below to begin the process of joining our herd share. We are delighted to be able to provide the Rogue Valley with healthy raw goat’s milk and small-batch ice cream.

Join our Herd Share Now!

A herd share is a legal and binding contract agreement between the consumer and the farmer. The consumer does not buy dairy products from the farmer, but rather pays for the boarding, feeding, care, and milking of the herd’s animals, along with the processing, storing, and delivery of the dairy produced.

The agistment fee is a monthly fee provided by the consumer for the boarding, caring, feeding and milking of the herd. Pi Creamery’s agistment fee for a full share is $349.33 a season, or $43.67 a month. Your payment can be made once, or at the beginning of each month. Additionally, there is $40 per share buy-in at the on-set of our contract.

Half shares, half seasons, every-other week deliveries, and multiple shares are also available. The full season is 32 weeks, starting May 10th and running until December 20th. A full season that starts after the first week can be pro-rated.

Owning a share of the Pi Creamery provides share holders with the choice of a weekly supply of milk, ice cream, or a combination of the two, available for on-farm pick up or local delivery to 3 drop locations in the Rogue Valley. Each type of share listed below has a limited availability due to the small, personal nature of our farming operation.

Once we receive your request, you will be contacted with the Share Agreement and Agistment Contract. The contract is not enacted until both documents have been signed and payment has been made.

Sign Up for the 2014 Season!

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Pi Today’s the day! As part of the rollicking, outrageous, and ever-in-the-news celebrations of this special date — 3-14 a.k.a. “Pi day” — we are excited to officially launch Pi Creamery into the world.

As many of you know, we love our goats!  These special creatures are a big part of our farm family, and for 9 months each year they provide us with gallons of healthy, rich, and deliciously flavorful milk each day. In addition to sharing  raw milk with our community, we can think of no better way to use this bounty than to turn it into our favorite food: ICE CREAM!

You may be asking yourself: Why Pi? Why did we choose this name for our creamery, you ask? There’s a story!

See, when Papa Tuck and Martha Teutsch bought the farm back in the early 70’s, these two Texas expats needed a name for their new home. Ambitiously (some may say ostentatiously!) they called their 15 acre homestead “The Lazy T Ranch”. No ranch is complete without a unique brand (the real, steel kind), so my dad took the two initials of our shared name “TT” and gave it a curving, “lazy” top. Et Voila! The Pi symbol became our sigil. For us, the Pi symbol represents not only a mathematical constant, but the circle of life, which we try to honor here on our farm. In the last 30 years, the farm has grown to over a hundred acres of forest and field, and now supports multiple households, a tyrannical goat herd, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, an awkward llama, and a dream for a new line of raw goat’s milk ice creams. We all live together, completing the circle of life! Like us, why don’tcha?

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