Milking

The goats are milked twice a day, everyday.
Milking times are 6 am and 5 pm.


The milking parlor is an efficient and animal friendly
room, with lots of natural light and air flow.

Each goat produces about
1 gallon of milk per day.
Milk production is a truly amazing process, with
the complex setup of secretory cells,
blood vessels, ducts and muscles.
400 gallons of blood flows through a
goat’s udder to produce 1 gallon of milk.

WOW!!! These critters are amazing!

The milk is piped directly through a filter,
chilled to 38 degrees F. and stored or used
that day for cheese making.
Cheese is made strictly from our goats milk.
Come visit Crystal Brook Farm to meet the goats.
You are welcome to come anytime on your own or plan a tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a working farm. For the animals and your safety–

**Please leave your dogs at home or in your car.
**Visit with the animals from
outside the barn and pasture area.
**Stay at least 3 feet away the electric fences.
**Smoking is not permitted on the premises.

  • Breeding has begun!

    We are beginning the breeding a bit earlier this year. September breeding means early February birthing. It's hard to think about that right now!! Planning is important for running a business, keeping animals and managing a farm.

    Farmers Markets are in full swing. Fall crops are creeping into the market offerings - apples, squash, even see some sugar pumpkins! Lots of tomatoes still - so get your goat cheese for the late summer cheese sandwiches and salads! See more about our market schedule under The Store:Farmers Markets. Visit us at the markets.

    The goat are currently grazing down 3rd growth on a hayfield. They get a new small lot every day, its fun to watch them work down the field. The feed areas alter with days in the woods and field edges to get the woody browse that they love.

    Our ON-FARM Store is OPEN - Wednesday through Sunday, 7 am - 7 pm.

    Self guided tours are free and open during daylight hours, Wed. - Sun. Guided tours are available by appointment only. See Dooryard/Tours section.

    ??? email us at crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net, call or stop by...

    192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646

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