My husband and I have decided to set up a Grade A micro dairy over a period of time using cash only. We both have outside jobs to gradually fund this venture. We've come up with some building and equipment ideas that we really think will work so we can keep it very small scale and affordable yet meet Grade A qualifications - for example buying a refrigerated van body to use as our creamery. We've only just got started - we only have 5 goats and a small milking parlor that is currently very far from Grade A. Now, an opportunity is presenting itself and I want to talk to you all about it first, before we take a single step with it. Our friend has friends who own a small Grade A cow dairy and they have just opened up a store in town selling dairy products. She mentioned our goats to them and said they sound very interested. There isn't any fresh goat milk available in this area. We are considering rushing things along to get our milking parlor up to Grade A quality and then bringing the milk to their dairy for pasteurization and processing. We haven't even brought it up with them yet. We don't want to, until we find out if the USDA would accept an arrangement like this and what we would need to do to make it work. We were thinking about coming up with a way to pasteurize at their facility using large double boilers, then making it into frozen yogurt. We don't have enough goats to make any profit selling the milk by the gallon, but they sell single-scoop ice cream cones and we might be able to carve out a niche selling it to people who can't tolerate cow ice cream. Is this just a pie in the sky dream or is there any possibility it could work? ETA: these people have made it very clear that they are looking to work with others who want to sell things at their store. They've had the family dairy for generations but their store has just opened up.