We are Jeff and Lysa Severson (and children!). We were all born and raised in Oregon (although Jeff spent some of his childhood in the apple country in Central Washington). We started raising goats for our family’s personal milk in 2009. Inspired by our friends at Bend Soap Company, we started Hope Springs Dairy as a way that Jeff could provide a living for our family while being able to involve kids and enjoy having a family business. We got our first Jersey Cow in November of 2013. Her name was Bessie. Her milk had all the benefits of the raw goat’s milk (plus some B-12 vitamins that the goat’s milk lacked), with a better flavor and we could produce the milk at half the cost of goat’s milk. In the fall of 2015, we discontinued our goat-milk program to focus on our cows. We truly believe in raw milk and how nourishing and life-giving it is! All of our children have had our raw milk as their first food as infants. Some of the little ones even enjoyed our raw cheese as a first food!
We strongly believe in feeding cows what cows are supposed to eat. That means fresh green grass, natural foraging, and grass hay! We do not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers, and we are naturally hormone free!