You'll Never Forget A Visit To Drake Family Farms, A One-Of-A-Kind Farm Filled With Goats In Southern California
Cow’s milk…it’s all about the goats. Many farms across the country care for these adorable creatures. Visit Drake Family Farms in Southern California to find out what all the fuss is about. Tour the milking stations and gaze at the babies for an experience you’ll never forget.
Baaa! Head to Ontario in SoCal—not Canada—to greet the goats.
Visitors can tour the milking station and learn more about what makes goat milk so special.
Dr. Dan cares for all goats and even gives them names, like Azule here. He opened the farm in 2010, the second location for the Drake family.
The Drake Family Farms first started in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1880. For more than six generations, the family has continuously ran a goat farm. Dr. Dan Drake, the founder's great-great-grandson, finished his degree in veterinary medicine and brought a herd of 143 goats to California.
At Drake Family Farms, you'll meet dairy goats from the Saanen, Nubian and Alpine breeds.
The farm, and the goats, are registered with the American Dairy Goat Association, which requires every goat to be listed under a herd name. These beauties are listed under the Willow Lane herd.
It's feeding time for these happy siblings bred at the farm.
The farm prides itself in having an extremely high standard of care for the goats and considers breeding an important responsibility. Drake Family Farms is registered as a Certified Humane® herd. During breeding, the farm focuses on strengthening genetics to help the goats live healthy, productive happy lives.
New babies are given special care, like little Peanut here.
She was so tiny that she was having trouble feeding from her Mama. So one of the farm handlers bottle-fed this adorable babe for a few days.
After admiring the goats, take a gander at the cheese.
The farm produces artisan farmstead goat cheese in five varieties: Glacier, Feta, Mt. Baldy, Chevre and Idyllwild. Purchase the cheese in-person at the farm, online, or even find some at SoCal Farmers Markets and retail outlets. The farm also sells the cheese to various fine eateries nearby.
Get creative with this delicious product. Drake Family Farms often shares unique recipes on their blog.
This caprese salad was made with the farm's basil chevre cheese.
Drake Family Farms in Southern California for a unique experience. Meet the dairy goats and learn how their milk makes delicious artisan cheese. Never tried goat milk? There’s a first time for everything.
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7255 Schaefer Ave, Ontario, CA 91762, USA