Commuting to the Land of Our People

This past weekend we added the University District Farmer’s Market in Seattle to our schedule. The market is about an hour and half drive for us, but, because of it’s higher traffic, is worth it. That morning we woke up at 4 am to milk goats and load coolers before getting on the road. Neither one of our children were very impressed with the early hour but that’s the burden of being a farm .

Artisan is a Verb

Oxford English Dictionary defines the word artisan (noun) as (1) A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand or as a modifier (1.1) (Of food or drink) made in a traditional or non-mechanized way using high-quality ingredients: local artisan cheeses the growing appreciation of artisan foods I’d argue though, that artisan is something more. When you start selling at the Farmer’s Market you are, in essence, stripping yourself down and .

The 24 Gallon Set Back

We had a great week at Farmer’s Markets! It’s been so fun to watch people try our cheese, be happy with what they taste, and then take some home. Even better, a few of our customers are followers of this blog and have been part of our journey from the beginning. I never quite know what to say when people tell me they’ve been following The Farmstead for “x” amount of years. This blog is .

The Farmstead Creamery is Licensed

Almost two years to the day from when I first purchased the original dairy equipment from a retiring goat farmer The Farmstead is officially a Grade A Goat Dairy. It feels like a lifetime ago that I first uttered the dream of dairy. And, in a lot of ways, it was. Gizmo was just six months old, I was married to a different man, and the farm was A LOT different. It was, for .