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.

  • June!

    June Days are here. This month are the glory days of dairy farms around here. Pastures are growing abundantly, Goats are peaking in milk production, winter hair coats have been shed and replaced by shiny smooth summer coats, Kids are growing and learning the farm habits. Milking and cheese making are in routine mode, and farm markets are opening, with high demand for Crystal Brook Farm Farmstead Goat Cheese. THE ON FARM STORE IS OPEN!!! Store hours are Wednesday - Sunday 7 am - 7 pm. Stop by and pick up the fresh goat cheese, local honey, & Effie's crackers. Soap, Robinson Farm Cow Cheese and maybe Mozzarella ...will be here shortly. ALSO - signed copies of THE DAIRY GOAT HANDBOOK- are available. Ann's book is filled with goat raising information for folks of all ages and abilities. I am looking for new outlets to carry Crystal Brook Farm Goat Cheese. Ask your CSA farmers or local merchant to carry our Massachusetts Farmstead Goat Cheese - email to Ann at Crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net. Spread the cheer and nutritional goodness of CBF -- fresh, pure and natural Goat Cheese. Our New T-Shirts will be available shortly . Design is at the printers. I know everyone wears their CBF shirts to the "yard only" stage -- so its time for a new one! YEA.. Farm tours and educational opportunities abound here. Email or call -- and let's arrange a date and time. Pick a subject to learn about and I will custom arrange a learning session for any size group. ADVANCE notice is necessary . Email Ann at crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net, call or stop by... 192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646
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