Where to Find Our Cheese?
ON FARM - SUNDAY CHEESE SHOP:
Sundays, 12-2 p.m. our artisan cheeses can be purchased on farm. Call ahead (360) 832-1625 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm we are available and have your favorite cheese on hand. Goat milk soap bars and lotion are also available.
Order from our online store and select a pickup time and location that works for you.
Thursdays, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the DuPont Farmers' Market at the Clocktower Park. More information here.
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Proctor Farmers' Market in Tacoma's Proctor District. More information here.
Saturdays, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. at REKO market "Farm Fresh Picks at the Creamery". More information here.
Marlene's Market & Deli Tacoma- You can find our cheese alongside a variety of local products.
2951 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Metropolitan Market- Ask for our cheese at any of their locations.
De Laurenti at the Pike Place Market- Our Wonderland can be found online or in their store (they ship!).
1435 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Ballinger Thriftway- Look to their cheesemonger for both cheeses and inspired pairings.
20150 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Want our cheese in your restaurant or store? Contact us!
We deliver directly to restaurants and stores throughout Pierce County.
For the Seattle/King County area, we work with distributor Corsican Cellars. Call Olivier Boye – (206) 999-7381.
Goats for Sale
Buying goat kids from our farm in 2021
Our kidding season begins February 23rd this year and the last doe is due April 19th. Half the babies should be on the ground by March 6th! We have a list of potential goat buyers that have first options of the kids born that we are not keeping here on farm. There is no charge to be on our goat buyer list. If you are not on our list for this season and would like to be, please email us.
We will take photos of available kids, and will set up times for potential buyers to view the kids available for purchase. Due to lots of kids and moms to care for and the complications of COVID this may not happen as quickly and smoothly as we would prefer, but we will do our best. Email is the best contact for us during this busy time: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We anticipate having at least 40 Nigerian dwarf female goats for sale and at least 40 Lamancha or Lagerian female goats for sale this year. We will have more than this available in males (most will be wethers, not bucks, but we do have some great buck options too). Kids are able to go to their new homes if they are doing well on bottle and are at least 4 weeks of age. At this age, they can switch to twice a day bottles and can be put on warm whole cow’s milk from the store. We recommend Pritchard red teats as this is what the kids are trained on. We like the kids to stay on bottle for at least 10 to 12 weeks (to allow adequate time for their rumens to develop). All kids will be disbudded (horns burned off at early age), but if you are looking for pack goats or keeping horns we will need to know that very early on (email us).
Very experienced goat owners can talk to us about taking kids younger than 4 weeks of age. All our kids are raised on their dams for at least a week, then switched to bottle and raised in a pen with like-age goat kids. They are exposed to hay immediately and they have access to clean water. We want our dams to have an opportunity to be moms and teach their kids, and we want the kids to be friendly towards humans. This combination of dam and bottle raising seems to allow both of these things to happen.
We do preventative management and treatment for coccidia, a parasite (kids are at risk of this from mainly 3 weeks to 4 months of age until they develop some resistance to it). We typically do not do any other worming treatment before they leave our farm, as we have found they usually don’t need it at this young age, and we don’t want to develop parasite resistance. Our kids are immunized with CDT vaccine at 8 and 12 weeks of age (their dams receive a CDT shot about 30 days before they kid to transfer that immunity to kids).
We will teach you how to trim goat hooves when you pick up your goats. We will also supply a sample of our hay and some loose Sweetlix Meatmaker minerals which we use on our farm. Males are not castrated until at least 12 weeks of age, and you can have them castrated later than this to allow their urinary system to grow even more and decrease the risk of urinary stones (which can kill them). We will give you a pamphlet about feeding your goats and it is very important that you do not feed grain, or treats to boys without having a good understanding of the calcium/phosphorus ratio that could put them at risk of urinary stones.
PRICING OF KIDS FOR 2021: (NEED A MINIMUM OF TWO UNLESS YOU HAVE OTHER GOATS)
NIGERIAN DWARF OR EARRED LAGERIANS: ------------ $150 EACH
LAMANCHA OR LAGERIANS (ND X LM): ---------------- $125 EACH ($100 EACH IF 3 OR MORE)
NIGERIAN DWARF: ---------------------------------- $250 TO $350 TYPICALLY
LAMANCHA: ---------------------------------------- $250 TO $350 TYPICALLY
LAGERIAN (ND X LM) -------------------------------- $200 TO $350 TYPICALLY
BUCKS: -------------------------------------------- START AT $300, PLEASE CONTACT US IF INTERESTED
LAMANCHAS AND NIGERIAN DWARF DOES OR BUCKS CAN BE REGISTERED WITH ADGA
LAGERIAN DOES CAN BE REGISTERED WITH MDGA
We will do the paperwork and pay the initial fee, but you will need to pay for ownership in ADGA or MDGA and
pay the transfer fee.
Lamb for Sale
Our freezers are once again full to overflowing with our delicious pasture-raised lamb. It is a privilege to get to share this top-quality meat with our community, available at Proctor Farmers' Market.
If you are interested in buying some cuts for a special event before then, and are able to come pick up at the farm, let us know at email@example.com and we will get back to you with a cut and price list
Our lamb is 100% Black Welsh Mountain Sheep farm-raised on our pasture.
Also available for distribution to restaurants and stores in Pierce County.