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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  • Markets are closing

    Our farmers markets are closing. We are still attending the Copley Square( Tues. and Fri.), Amherst and Marblehead(both on Sat.) markets. Start stocking up for the winter months. We offer 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.

    You can also stock up on our farmstead goat cheese at the farm. Our ON-FARM Store is OPEN - Wednesday through Sunday, 7 am - 7 pm. We have honey, eggs, crackers and a few other items. Great for making those holiday & host gift baskets.

    The goats will stop milking sometime in mid-December and cheese making will also stop. Stock up now.. once the cheese is gone, its gone! Goats will give birth next February and we will start again.

    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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