Dreamfarm was established in August 2002. What started as a dream became a reality as we worked to bring this faded farm back to life. Barns were squared up and reinforced, then given new roofs and siding. Pastures were fenced and filled with animals, fields were planted with alfalfa. Our milking facility was licensed by the state, and the following year the cheeserie was licensed. Solar panels were added to our barn in 2014. Each year we continue to make improvements. We are certified organic through MOSA (Midwest Organic Services Association), and have been a member of FairShare CSA Coalition since 2004.
In addition to our goats and laying hens, we raise 3 to 6 steers to keep pastures from becoming overgrown. They are grass-fed and this develops a healthier, more sustainable meat. Each spring we purchase 6 young piglets. They spend their life on pasture and get the added benefit of whey from our cheese making. This produces a tasty and healthy pork product. Beef and pork are available for sale in the fall.
We also raise primitive Jacob sheep, a majestic multi-horned breed that has been in the U.S. only since the 1970s. The "Jacobs" are sheared in the spring and their wool is spun into natural colored yarn. We are helping to conserve this heritage breed.
Our dogs, Marly & Attica, are eager to guard the farm and our cats offer companionship and barn predator control.
Springtime on the farm is exciting and busy. The does (mother goats) have their babies in March. This is when milk production begins which leads to the seasonal production of our cheese. The sheep also lamb at this time. The chicks that we brood through the winter begin to lay eggs and they get moved to their summer pastures.
Stop by the Westside Community Market at the Hill Farms State Office Building every Saturday from April through October. We have cheese, eggs and yarn for sale.
Thank you for supporting family farms and
Community Supported Agriculture.
We are certified organic by MOSA (Midwest Organic Services Association).