Welcome to Thundering Oak PMA

How can we help you?

We’re a small family farm using organic practices to raise our grass fed beef, grass fed raw cow milk, free range chicken eggs, free range chicken.

We hope you’ll enjoy perusing our website and come out to the farm and visit.

 Eric and Gwen Conarton


Thundering Oak

Established in December 2006

Named after our very first Highland Steer, Thunder, and the big beautiful Oak tree.

He came to our farm May 1, 2010.  In June Veronica and Victoria joined our fold.

Veronica – was a red highland and a little stand offish.  She gave birth to our first calf on the farm.  Zeva was supposed to be our first pure-bred highland and … oops … she came out with a white face.  Now, Highlands aren’t supposed to be ‘spotted’ so you can imagine our dismay.  It appears that she ‘accidentally’ got in with a very young hereford bull.

Victoria – is a yellow highland and she gave birth in August 2010 to Xerox.  Our first highland bull calf.  Victoria was a sweetheart and would let you brush her all over and loves to be pet.

In 2022 Thundering Oak Highlands became a Private Member Association and the name has changed to Thundering Oak.

Thundering Oak PMA

Thundering Oak has become a Private Member Association as of October, 2022.

You must be a member in order to access the products, services, information, advice, council offered by Thundering Oak PMA.

Thundering Oak PMA is not open to the public.  Any natural man or woman is welcome to come to the farm, look around and become a member.

There are two levels of Members, Full and Limited.  Limited members may purchase any of our products except for the milk share.  To receive shares of milk you must also become a herd share member.

The PMA Member Agreement is here.

The Herdshare Agreement is here.

This is how the herdshare works:

​For $2.00 per month you have lease interest of the  cow herd.

There is a fee of $32.00 per month per share (one share = one gal per week) to cover the boarding, feeding, milking and care. The monthly fees are due on the 15th of each month.

We package this liquid gold into glass half gallon jars.  You may provide your own jars or purchase jars from us for $3.00 each.  You will need 4 jars for each share.  Jars are to be returned clean and dry.  We will be charging a $3.00 cleaning fee for jars returned in a  condition determined by us to be unsafe to fill.

The cow herd consists of beautiful sweet Jersey cows, gorgeous Guernseys and some Shorthorns.  Please see our photo gallery for pictures of these happy gals.

As of this time we are 98% A2/A2 milk.  Once our last A1/A2 gal leaves us we will be 100% A2/A2.