Listed Farmer: Our Ground Up

Location: Wilton, California
Contact: Susan Muñoz , skmunoz@icloud.com, (916) 425-9204, www.ourgroundup.com
How to Buy: Our Ground Up does not sell milk to the public. Milk is produced from the privately owned herd and is available exclusively to herd co-owners. To inquire about how to purchase a share and become a co-owner, please visit our website.

Our_Ground_UpProfile: Susan Muñoz is the owner and operator of Our Ground Up Farm. In 2007 Susan was looking for cow manure to compost to feed worms and harvest vermi compost. She soon discovered that a healthy organic cow was not easy to find and opted instead for a year-long class in biodynamic farming. Little did she know that cow manure would once again reemerge as a force in her life! In 2009 her family was blessed with twins, and once Susan began feeding her grandchildren Sally Fallon’s raw milk formula published in Nourishing Traditions, she knew she needed the whole cow. Susan was involved in 4H during high school and raised Angus steers to go to County Fair. The ability to handle large animals catapulted her into the politics of raw milk production.

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Test Results:

Date Standard Plate Count (SPC) Coliforms
March 2017 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
February 2017 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
January 2017 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
December 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
November 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
October 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
September 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
August 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
July 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
June 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
May 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
April 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
March 2016 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
February 2016 (cows not being milked; on “maternity leave”)
January 2016 (cows not being milked; on “maternity leave”)
December 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
November 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
October 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
September 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
August 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
July 2015 (no results; sample damaged in transit)
June 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
May 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
April 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
March 2015 (no results; sample damaged in transit)
February 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
January 2015 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
October 2014 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
September 2014 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
August 2014 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
July 2014 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml
June 2014 < 15,000 cfu/ml < 25 cfu/ml