Washington Goat Farm Finds Early Success
Mountain Valley Lodge Farm in Eatonville, Washington, is a six month old goat dairy. In goat terms, it's still a kid. But the farm's been growing up fast - they won five top awards at last year's American Dairy Goat Association Competition, have been served at Puget Sound restaurants and sell out farmer's markets in Seattle.
“My recipes and techniques are from Europe, especially France,” McKenna says, “but we incorporate the specificity of our milk into that.” Part of the unique taste of that milk, Ferguson explains, is the forage: The goats pasture daily on local thistles, blackberry and native Northwest plants, supplemented with organic hay.