How the journey began......
Marsha and Dave Coakley met in 2010. Little did they know when this photo was taken on their wedding day that goats would eventually become a major part of their lives.
Dave is a retired Air Force veteran who works as an Environmental Health and Safety Director in a local food manufacturing company. Marsha quit her administrative job in 2020 to run the farm business full-time. Together, they have four grown children and two grandchildren. They are both Ohio natives.
Their first experience with goat milk began in 2015 when Isabelle, one of the first two does on the farm unexpectedly developed an udder full of milk. Goats can spontaneously produce milk without ever having been put to pregnancy first. This is called a precocious udder. They had no milking equipment, so Isabelle was milked into a stainless bucket by hand. That milk was used in the first batch of soap. And THAT is how the soap business started...
After the soap business took off, fudge was added. The farm received a Grade-A license in July of 2020 and now it is a full-service processing plant that can produce liquid milk and cheese as well as soap and fudge.