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Our commercial kitchen is complete, has passed inspection and has become Utah Dept of Ag Certified. Along with that, our milk barn was certified, so we’re now milking a half dozen darling does, and producing batches of our ooey-gooey, udderly addictive, love in the jar, Traditional Mexican Cajeta.

This goat milk based caramel sauce will make any dessert out of this world, crazy good.

Here’s what we’ve done to bring you this awesome sauce.

First, we had to develop our goat herd. We’ve been working on this for the past 3 years, finally getting the point where we have enough goats to provide us milk on a regular basis. We’re developing our own line of Alpine/Nubian cross goats, maintaining a high fat content while improving on overall milkability, and quantity of milk. We personally smell and taste each goat’s output daily.

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Celebrating National Agriculture Day

Ah spring! The time of “new”, of birth, of planting, of much more daylight…. and National Agriculture Day!

You’ve heard, no doubt, that there are many very important professionals you need in your life, from once to maybe a few times a year… but that you need a farmer three times a day… every time you sit down to a meal.

It’s probably more than that, considering all the byproducts that originate with some vegetable or animal matter.

Here’s what we’re doing to Celebrate National Agriculture Day.

We’re in the final hours of our Indegogo project. We’re doing that project for a few reasons.

  • We would really like to have the additional funding, to tie up loose ends.
  • We really want you invested in our business. It’s more important now than ever. If not our business, find a farmer in your area and invest in them.

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A summer review of our DHA Family Farm activities

During the summer, we get all wrapped up in our day-to-day operations. From late spring when the babies are born, and planting all the veggies, it seems day runs into night, and back to day again.

So, here we are, smack in the middle of summer harvests.

This year, we began using the new twin high tunnels, most often referred to as hoop houses. We began planting April 22, nearly a full two months earlier than our normal outdoor planting dates.

We’ve harvested sugar snap peas, radishes, green beans, tomatoes,  broccoli, squash blossoms, beets, swiss chard, two kinds of arugula, basil and cilantro. Still to come are more tomatoes, more broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spaghetti squash, peppers, radicchio, carrots, and potatoes.

Along with those veggies, we also have straw-bale beds with several kinds of lettuces, spinach, peppers, and more potatoes. And, then there are the onions,

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We didn’t attend the March against Monsanto

I know, this is completely “out of character” for owners of a Certified Organic Produce and custom raised meats farm.

Here’s why we chose not to actively march (aside from the excuses that Bev’s knee hurt… she’s having knee replacement surgery this Wednesday and we just bought four ducklings that have to get home as it’s too hot in the truck for them).

We believe the problem is bigger than just Monsanto. The anger,  and the protests really need to be against Congress, and the results of their voting… The creation and explosive growth of the USDA is a good start, along with the FDA, EPA, and any other alphabet soup agency that has ways of controlling our food, how we grow it, where we choose to raise it, how and when we sell it, and who chooses to purchase what we produce.

Don’t get me wrong,

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Things we know about our produce and meat…

Are you the least bit curious about where your food comes from? If you’re not, you should be. With all the rumors, misinformation, special interests, it’s very difficult to know exactly what is true, and how it affects you.

Here at DHA Family Farms, aka Four Country Gals, here’s what we know to be true. When you purchase produce from us, it is grown organically. We are Certified Organic, and that means we must track everything, be subject to audit, and testing of both our soil and our plants. We can tell you beyond a shadow of doubt exactly how our produce is raised, and why we believe it is healthy, succulent, safe to eat, and good for you.

Our lambs, goats and rabbits are all raised on our local farm, never leaving us to go “to the mountain”.  We feed 100% alfalfa (generally 2nd cutting),

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  • Goats helping photographer
    Hey, we'd love to help you take your pictures.
  • Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014
    Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014.
  • Cindy feeding Chaffhaye
  • working in the kitchen
    Bev recording milk weights, Shari stirring the Cajeta
  • The first two little doelings.
    The first two little doelings.
  • Mom with Thor
    Mom is cuddling our new buckling, Thor.
  • cargo trailer
    Our Farmer's Market cargo trailer.
  • Hand digging trench
    Shari pitches in and digs up broken water line.

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