The Goats

Crystal Brook Farm is home to 60 dairy goats that average 1 gallon of fresh, pure milk per day.
The goats are managed seasonally – working
with the goats natural breeding cycle.
They give birth and begin milking in
February and produce milk all summer.
The goats breed in September and
stop milking in December.
They rest for the winter and birth again in
February at the end of their 5 month
pregnancy.

The Goats enjoy a sound diet of
seasonal browse and pasture, and
eat farm-grown hay year round.
This natural feed yields milk of
high quality and nutritional value.
Small amounts of grain are fed to
insure proper protein intake.
Supplements of salt, kelp and specific
minerals are available free choice.
Goats are very good at balancing their
nutritional needs.

Diamond,  the guardian dog dame, died March 2012.   Pearl, the Maremma/Karakachan mix, is now 2 years old and growing into her role as the herd protecter.    She is a spirited dog with a deep

Pearl with the herd

dark bark.   Coyotes beware!

 

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  • Fall is here!

    The crisp morning air reminds us that we are in a place of movement. The change of seasons invigorates and moving into fall is one of the most invigorating. Colors of leaves take over the landscape, the blue sky is so blue, and even grasses take on a deep hue.

    The goats' milk has a depth to it, also, as they continue to graze the hayfield. We're about half way down the field. The depth is particularly noticed in the sweeter cheeses, such as Cranberry Orange and Australian Ginger. Enjoy these cheeses with apples, pears, winter squash and stuffed peppers.

    Farmers Markets remain in full swing. Fall crops are abundant. Start stocking up for the winter months. We continue to off our volume discount for cheese sales. Buy 4 or more goat cheeses and receive 10% off. Please place orders if you want a large quantity. email us at crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net at least 3 days before your market. See more about our market schedule under The Store:Farmers Markets. Visit us at the markets.

    Coming to Sterling area to pick apples? Slip over to our farm and visit with the goats and pick up some cheese. 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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