Adopt-A-Ewe

 

For $500 you can cover the costs to feed
and care for a naturally raised dairy sheep.

In return, you will receive close to $600 worth of
farm products from July to December 2017.

 


You will also be the proud sponsor of a lovely individual animal and you and your family will be invited to visit your ewe and the ranch at private events. And you will have the satisfaction of helping a young entrepreneur fulfill her dream of a life on the land while supporting local artisan food production.

Dairy sheep only produce milk for six months out of every year, and all of our cheeses are aged at least two months, some up to ten months, before they are ready for sale. This means there is a relatively long investment time from when the sheep eats the grass to when the cheese is turned into green. By helping us to better balance the cash flow for the farm, you can help to ensure the future production of more high-quality artisan cheeses. In return for your investment, you will receive delicious dividends when the cheese ripens and reaches its peak.

Be the proud sponsor of one of the lovely ewes from our milking flock! You will receive a picture and description of your adoptee, as well as regular updates at the farm. You will also be welcome to visit the farm and your sheep at special Open Houses and events.


The ADOPT-A-EWE box pick-ups will be TWICE MONTHLY


 

From January to June pick-ups will be at these farmers market locations:

  • Downtown Santa Cruz, Wednesdays 1:30 to 6:30
  • Cabrillo, Saturdays 8:00 to 12:00
  • Palo Alto downtown, Saturdays 8:00 to 12:00
  • Mountain View, Sundays 8:30 to 1:00
  • Temescal--Oakland, Sundays 9:00 to 1:00
  • Noe Valley--San Francisco, Saturdays 8:00 to 1:00
  • California Ave--Palo Alto, Sundays 9:00 to 1:00

OR

  • Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove, Thursdays
  • at the farm in Royal Oaks
  • San Jose, at a private residence

Choose from LAMB, PORK or WOOL

 

LAMB PACKAGE: $500
Receive all-natural lamb from animals raised free-range on Monkeyflower Ranch. No antibiotics, hormones or steroids—just fresh-air, sunshine, and lots of good feed. The LAMB PACKAGE includes a half lamb, processed to your specifications ($225 value); PLUS twice monthly, receive a selection of our aged cheeses, yogurt, feta, and fresh sheep cheeses worth $31 in value.

 

PORK PACKAGE: $500
Receive all-natural pork from animals raised free-range on Monkeyflower Ranch. No antibiotics, hormones or steroids—just fresh-air, sunshine, and lots of good feed. The PORK PACKAGE includes a sampler pack of whey-fed pork ($225 value); PLUS twice monthly, receive a selection of our aged cheeses, yogurt, feta, and fresh sheep cheeses worth $31 in value.

 
 

WOOL PACKAGE: $500
The wool package includes a queen-size wool blanket ($225 value); PLUS twice monthly, receive a selection of our aged cheeses, yogurt, feta, and fresh sheep cheeses worth $31 in value.

DAIRY ONLY PACKAGE: $325 
Twice monthly, receive a selection of our aged cheeses, yogurt, feta, and fresh sheep cheeses worth $31 in value.