We are Dan and Laurie Brooks, the owners/operators of Wayward Goose Farm in West Pawlet, Vermont. With our daughter Jill, we relocated from a large family dairy farm in central NY state in January 2011 to a much smaller, much more sustainable and environmentally friendly dairy.
Wayward Goose Farm lies in the beautiful foothills of the Green Mountains in south western Vermont. Our herd consists of 20 very friendly registered Jerseys and Brown Swiss cows. They dine on lush green pastures all spring, summer and fall. In the winter, fragrant hay we've harvested makes up most of their diet. They reward us with quantities of rich, creamy milk. Most of our milk is hauled in old fashioned milk cans next door to our partner farm, nationally renowned Consider Bardwell Farm, where it is made into their award winning artisanal cheeses. We also sell raw milk in half gallon glass containers. At times we will have milk and grass fed Jersey veal for sale.
Our farm is certified Animal Welfare Approved. We place an emphasis on cow comfort and herd health and quality over quantity. We are proud members of Rural Vermont. Visitors are welcome to watch us milk every evening from 5:30 - 6 PM. We are located at 1035 VT route 153, West Pawlet, VT. You can contact us at 802-645-9074 or email us at email@example.com.
Dan has been a dairy farmer all his life. In addition to milking cows, Laurie is also an artist, having received her BA in art from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY in 2006. She works primarily in watercolors and gouache, colored pencil and graphite and finds much of her inspiration in her life as a dairy farmer.