Live! Birchrun Hills Kickstarter

The Miller Family of Birchrun Hills Farm Chester Springs, PA June 30, 2014

Sue, Ken, Randy, and Jesse Miller       Photo courtesy of Albert Yee

If you attended the Cheese Ball in January, or if you read about it, hopefully you remember Sue Miller. She’s a local cheesemaker and friend who is working to build a cheese facility on her farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Cheese Ball raised $5,000 as a first step toward financing the project. Now, Sue’s Kickstarter — an online fundraising campaign — is live. Yes, I’m asking you to make a donation.

Why You Should Support This Kickstarter

Sue and her family make some of Pennsylvania’s best raw-milk cheese. In fact, it’s so good, she can’t keep up with demand. Currently, she rents a space several miles from her house, but it’s not big enough to help her meet demand. And she has two college-age sons who want to join the family business — a rare thing in dairyland. In short, to become sustainable, the Millers need to grow their business. And getting a bank loan when you are a dairy farmer is next to impossible.

This campaign (#raisethecave) is a creative way to raise a cheese cave — and there are some amazing rewards.

$50 donation – you can name a calf!

$100 donation – you will receive a box of Birchrun Hills 4 signature cheeses

$200 donation – you’re invited to dinner at the farm

$250 donation – your name will be engraved on a brick in the cheese cave

And there’s more…including a private cheese making lesson ($500) and a painting by Mike Geno ($1000)

Birchrun Blue, Photo courtesy of Albert Yee

Birchrun Blue, Photo courtesy of Albert Yee


How You Can Get Involved

Join us in spreading the word via social media (Birchrun Hills Farm is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Tell your cheese-loving friends! Let’s turn Thanksgiving into Cheesegiving!

And come out and meet Sue! We’ve got two events planned this weekend, and she’s always at the Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market in Philadelphia on Sundays.

Come to Our Launch Party Events!


1. Friday, November 14, 6-8 p.m.

Birchrun Hills Kickstarter Party & Studio Soiree

with Sue Miller (@birchrunhills) and Mike Geno (@mikegenostudio)

Viking Mill Studio Building,1026 E. Hagert St., Philadelphia 19125

Come nibble, sip, and see Mike’s new painting of Birchrun Blue!

Help spread the word by Instagramming Sue’s cheese and Mike’s portraits!

Lets Raise a Cheese Cave

2. Saturday, November 15, 6-8 p.m

Birchrun Hills Farm Cheese Party at Occasionette

with Sue Miller (@birchrunhills) and Madame Fromage (@mmefromage)

Occasionette, 1825 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia 19148

Sample cheese, learn how to build a cheese board for the holidays, peruse lots of cool gifts!

Help us spread the word by Instagramming photos of Sue and her cheeses at Occasionette!

Last Year's Cheese Party at Occasionette

Last Year’s Cheese Party at Occasionette


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