CRYSTAL BROOK FARM is a pristine, award winning New England farmstead where owners Ann Starbard makes goat cheese. The herd of 70 Alpine, Saanen and La Mancha dairy goats produce all the milk used in the goat cheese operation. Thus purity, quality and freshness is consistently controlled.
The goat cheese is a natural product. The animals receive high quality feed, with free access to green pastures and seasonal browse. These details yield an abundant quantity of fresh milk that is free of antibiotic residue and synthetic hormones.
Circular sawn lumber is also produced on the farm by Eric Starbard, owner. He operates a 1920's Lane sawmill. Custom sawing is also available. Wide pine planks for flooring and old building projects is available as well as odd dimension beams of various tree species.
Happy Spring! Our on farm store is open Wednesday - Sunday, 7 am - 7 pm. Stop by to visit the goats - lots of babies around - and pick up some fresh SPRING goat cheese. creamy, light, packed with spring flavors of the new milk. The goats.. and the farmers..are anxiously awaiting the GREEN light of growth in the pastures. Faint green appearing here and there as the snow drifts are becoming a memory. Our first market is in Amherst - beginning Saturday, April 19. See you there!
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Schedule and Location:
Copley Square Boston,
Tuesday and Friday 11am-6pm
Arlington, MA Wed. 2-6:30pm
Newton, Cold Spring Park Tues. 1:30 - 6pm
Amherst Sat. 8 am - 1:30 pm
Marblehead, Sat. 9am - 12 pm
Sterling, Fri. 3 - 6:30 pm
Westborough, Thurs. 12-6 pm
192 Tuttle Road, Sterling, MA Wed. - Sun. 7 am - 7 pm, Closed Mon. and Tues.
Goat Cheese- 6 oz. logs for stores, CSA, buying clubs; 2 1/2# bulk packages for restaurants
The cheese is wonderful and the flavored cheeses are masterfully done. The flavor is subtle, not overpowering, to mingle with the rich flavor of the goat's milk cheese.... [more]
I have had almost every flavor of Crystal Brook Farm's goat cheese, and they are all wonderful. My running favorite is the Australian ginger - the flavor matches well with everything from crackers to beet salad (my favorite way to eat goat cheese!) The freshness and quality of Crystal Brook Farm's cheeses are consistent.... [more]
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I haven't been to their farm, but I have had their Picnic Lunch, on two separate occasions, when they were at the Farmer's Market in Copley. And it an excellent value, and the cheese spread is awesome!
I will try to catch them at the other Farmer's Markets in the area and try their other goat cheese products.