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A 6th generation farmer revitalizing the family dairy. My small jersey cow dairy will supply premium milk to an artisan cheesemaker!
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    THANK YOU! You get a facebook shout-out thanking you for your support of small-scale, sustainable agriculture!

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    DAIRY WALL OF FAME!
    Your name will become a permanent fixture in my dairy parlor, on the "wall of fame". Plus you get a Facebook shout out!

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    FARM TOUR FOR TWO!
    You and a guest will come out to the ranch on a beautiful spring day for a complete farm tour followed by a cheese tasting with an assortment of Bleating Heart cheeses. We'll also write your name on the dairy parlor "wall of fame" and send you home with some cheese treats! (Dates to be arranged)

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    A great quality jersey tee-shirt with my Marshall Home Ranch & Dairy logo and picture of one of my Jersey cows. Good for men or women!

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    VERTICAL TASTING EVENT IN THE CITY!
    An exclusive vertical tasting event that showcases the milk from the boutique jersey cows! This special seated event will take place in an intimate setting at Mission Cheese in San Francisco. Marissa from the boutique cow dairy and Seana from Bleating Heart will be your guides on this tasting journey, as you sample fresh-from-the-udder milk to curds to young cheese to aged cheese. We will throw in a little yogurt for good measure. This is a very special and super fun way to compare various products side-by-side that are made with the same milk. You will see and smell and taste how the boutique jersey cows have transformed the bright grasses, herbs, and flowers of the pastures where they live into luscious milk, and how cheesemakers at Bleating Heart transform that milk into cheeses with depth & complexity. The Mission Cheese gurus will also be on hand to school you in the basics of cheese tasting. To really round out the fun, we will pair the cheeses with local fermented libations, and other tasty cheese accompaniments. Join us for this exclusive educational celebration of small-scale dairying and cheesemaking!
    (this event will be held at Mission Cheese on Monday 06/02/2014 at 7pm, minimum age: 21)

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    FARM-TO-FORK LUNCH FOR TWO!
    You and a guest will come out to the ranch on a beautiful spring day for a behind-the-scenes farm tour followed by a leisurely lunch enjoyed outdoors. The meal will be partially catered by famed Cowgirl Creamery Cantina, along with food from our farm and artisan cheeses from Bleating Heart Cheese.

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    CHEESE LOVER EXCLUSIVE!
    Be among the first people on the planet to try the 2 new cheeses to be made from the milk of our lovely dairy cows! You will receive 1 lb each of 2 different cheeses handcrafted by Bleating Heart. Enough to share with family and friends! The cheeses will be hand selected, cut fresh from the wheel, and lovingly wrapped in special cheese paper. Accompanying the cheese will be tasting notes, serving information, pairing suggestions, and a frame-worthy color postcard featuring the boutique jersey cows. Your cheese will be sent in an insulated box to ensure a safe journey. This reward is also perfectly suited for gifting!

    (Add $15 for shipping & handling within the USA. Cheese shipments will be sent in May/June 2014 to allow time for the cheeses to mature)

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    ADOPT & NAME A LAMB! I have a small flock of sheep that will start having babies any day now. You will name one of my lambs anything you like, displayed on a name-tag around her neck. I will also send you pictures and an annual update on your lamb so you can keep up with how she's doing! Your name will also go up on the dairy parlor "wall of fame".

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    A quality hooded sweatshirt with my Marshall Home Ranch & Dairy logo and picture of one of my Jersey cows. Good for men or women!

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    CHEESEMONGER EXCLUSIVE!
    When your customers saunter up to the cheese case, you can be impress them by being among the first retailers to offer the new jersey cheeses from Bleating Heart! You will get 1 wheel of blue cheese and 3 wheels of tomme-style cheese (approx 15 lbs total) to sell in your store. We will include tasting notes and a beautiful personalized color thank you postcard featuring the boutique jersey cows that you proudly display at your cheese counter. Your shop/store name will become a permanent feature on the dairy wall of fame, and we'll give you a Facebook shout out with a link to your store page.
    (shipping/delivery and exact dates to be arranged at the retailer's convenience)

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    FARMER FOR A DAY!
    Share the fun (and the cost!) with three friends. To kick off the day you and your 3 guests will put on some barn boots and help me milk the cows. After that, you'll bottle feed calves, collect eggs from the free-range chickens, then take a hayride through the scenic pastures. Go for a leisurely walk down the creek road, enjoying the flora and wildlife. You'll have a gourmet picnic lunch near the water, complete with cheeses made from my cows' milk!
    Also, your names will go on the dairy parlor "wall of fame"! We will send you home with a generous cheese package.

    (Dates to be arranged)

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    WEEKEND FARM STAY!
    A total farm immersion experience for two guests! 2 days/1 night on the farm.
    •Day 1: To kick off the day you will put on some barn boots and help me milk the cows. After that, you'll bottle feed calves, collect eggs from the free-range chickens, then take a hayride through the scenic pastures. Go for a leisurely walk down the creek road, enjoying the flora and wildlife. You'll have a gourmet picnic lunch near the water, complete with cheeses made from my cows' milk! Round out your day by enjoying fresh oysters and other local foods in one of our fabulous local restaurants, looking over Tomales Bay.
    •Day 2: After a farm fresh breakfast, you will put on a hairnet and an apron to spend a day in the creamery with the Bleating Heart staff, handcrafting cheese from the milk you collect from the cows the day before. Learn all about cheesemaking and affinage (the care of cheese while it's maturing) in a totally hands on intimate setting. Before you head home, you'll be treated to an evening cheese tasting with local libations. We'll also write your name on the dairy parlor "wall of fame" and will send you home with a generous cheese package.

    (Dates to be arranged)

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    ADOPT & NAME A COW!
    You will name one of my cows anything you like, displayed on a name-tag around her neck. I will also send you pictures and an annual update on your cow so you can keep up with how she's doing! Your name will also go up on the dairy parlor "wall of fame" and you will be invited to schedule a private farm tour and cheese tasting for up to 5 people. We will send you home with a generous cheese package after your tour.

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