Twenty-five years ago, farm owners, Melissa and Peter, got their first goat on the farm. Their daughter had difficulty digesting cow milk, and they were given a quart of goats milk from a neighbor. They immediately decided to purchase their first milking Nubian, named Floppy.
Goats have become an important aspect of Melissa and Peter's lives. The goats manage land and sustainable/biodynamic farming practices are incorporated, which is in harmony with nature. Goats provide a healthy vibrant environment. They give attention to deeply listening to ecological sound practices of agriculture in order create a healthy living farm organism. Detailed attention to the health of their herd and land provides a lifeforce food source.
Melissa and Peter value the small farm that provides their family, friends and community with raw goats milk, goat cheese, goat meat, eggs, honey, and chicken. They respect the well being of body, mind and spirit of all living things on earth.
Melissa is a mother of 4 children and has been hobby farming with her husband, Peter, for 34 years. Alternative health has been a passion of hers for most of her life. Eating alternative healthy locally grown products goes hand in hand with her farm and part time practice as a licensed massage therapist. When she is not in the milk room, she is busy making sure that the goats are receiving the best care, making goat-milk products, and tending to bees, gardens, and chickens. She is involved in the logistics and operation of the farm. She enjoys hiking, yoga, gardening and music.
Peter runs the farm with his wife, Melissa, and together they have been farming and raising their 4 children. Peter is a carpenter, and operates his own business as a private contractor. Peter enjoys fine woodworking, designing and implementing projects around the farm to make it more efficient. He enjoys playing guitar,yoga and hiking.
The FARM TEAM
Famers' Market Organizer
Emily enjoys designing and organizing farmers' market booths for the farm. She also helps Melissa make goat milk soap and hand salves with the farm's honey. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and camping with her dog, Marlo.
Social Media Coordinator &
Community Outreach Organizer
Charlotte's expertise is managing the farm's social media sites. She also helps Melissa and Peter with farm projcts, such as building barns and assiting at Farmer's Markets. Charlotte enjoys playing guitar, traveling, and volunteering for local non-profits.
Emerson's expertise is bee-keeping and environmental design. He helps Melissa and Peter with designing a biodynamic permaculture farm. He consults other land owners on sustainable and permaculture farming practices. When he's not busy beekeeping or planning, he enjoys playing music, hiking, and foraging for mushrooms.
Financial Cordinator &
Lindie helps Melissa and Peter track the farm's finances and oversees the wesbite and social media. Lindie also helps out with farm projects. She enjoys hiking, yoga, cycling, and running.