Hi Plains Dairy is a small-acreage, Grade A licensed dairy
farm with 120 goats and 21 cows located in Calhan, Colorado, just a short drive from Colorado Springs. Our farming philosophy and practices are based on the true European farmstead
ideal - that the quality of food and care that goes into the animal is directly proportionate to the quality of milk that comes out. Our animals are treated humanely. They are like our pets, all
have names. They have 24-7 access to pasture that is rich in diverse plants for livestock grazing. They also have constant access to fresh water. We're happy to announce that we'll soon be
moving to Certified Organic pastureland!
Our animals are not given antibiotics or hormones to increase milk production and they
are given adequate rest from milking before birthing. If necessary, when an animal does get sick it will be treated, but will also be pulled off the milk line.
The operation was started in May of 2008 with 4 goats which
provided high quality raw goat milk to our customers. We soon added Jersey cows to the dairy and provided raw cow milk, as well. Our customer base has grown considerably and we are excited to
expand our product line to include quality flavored yogurt cheese, flavored cheese curds, and chevre, all hand made in small batches. We are currently aging raw cheeses and will add them to our
product line in the near future!
Thanks to overwhelming support from the community, Hi
Plains Dairy is rapidly growing. Our cheese products are available at the following locations in Colorado Springs:
Ranch Foods Direct at 1228 E. Fillmore St, 80907
Mountain Mama Natural Foods at 1625 W. Uintah St, 80904
We will be at various farmer's markets throughout the summer! Please check back for a
list of markets where you may purchase our high quality cheese!
The local food movement is growing in leaps and bounds in the Pikes Peak Region! We're
thrilled to be a part of that, and we thank you for supporting your local dairy!!!