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Fat Toad Farm
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Fat Toad Farm is a family owned and operated goat dairy in Brookfield, Vermont specializing in artisanal Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauces (Cajeta) made with fresh milk from their own beautiful (and mischievousness) French Alpine dairy goats.
You’ll find Fat Toad Farm down a beautiful,winding sometimes muddy, sometimes snowy, sometimes really muddy, dirt road carving through the hills of Central Vermont. We started out hand milking a lovely French Alpine doe named Jupiter in our garage, and eight years later we are milking Jupiter's daughter Artemis and 52 of her closest caprine friends in a modern parlor. Fat Toad Farm is run by husband and wife team Steve Reid and Judith Irving, their daughter Calley Hastings, and three perfectly invaluable employees Christine Porcaro, Jenny Hord and Colene Reed. The family has spent the last eight years building a high-quality herd of Alpine milking goats and perfecting the art of caramel making. We are currently milking 54 goats every day, twice a day, and use the fresh, sweet milk to make our unique goat’s milk caramel sauces. Our goat's milk caramel sauces (the traditional Mexican confection known as Cajeta) is the happy result of combining a small number of fresh, simple, natural ingredients and a lotta love (and stirring). From the grazing and milking to the stirring, bottling, labeling, marketing and shipping, it all happens right here on the farm in true farmstead fashion.