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Awesome place also for the family

By: Iris Geisler    (Jan 27, 2013)

My 7 year old daughter and I love to come visit with the goats and milk them. What a wonderful experience. DD loves miking and taking care of the goats as well (mostly brushing them so far). Makes me feel good that she grows up connected, making food a much more personal experience for the whole family. DD is so proud when she shows her Dad the jarred milk she worked so diligently for. We label our milk bottles in the fridge with the names of the contributing goat: Eve, Trisket, Abernathy or Misty.

Paula (the owner) has been a real patient gem and very flexible as well. It took me a while to get the hang of milking and DD was not much faster, though I know now she has an advantage due to her smaller finger size (;-}). But Paula stuck through it with both of us, as long as we needed to. We also appreciate the flexibility of the co-op: when we were sick we were able to cancel on short notice without much ado about it. Overall this has been a real pleasurable experience.

Regarding the price, it is probably comparable to the farmer's market price, but I have not done in-depth comparisons. I feel I get so much more here, not the least: the milk is really unprocessed and raw, which to us is priceless, so it the personal connection with the goats.

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