Photo taken at Golden Glen Creamery / Jensen & Son Dairy in Bow, WA

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Video: The story of farmer Rhonda Gothberg of Gothberg Farms

Rhonda Gothberg is a small dairy farmer who crafts award-winning artesian goat cheeses (and yogurt too) in the beautiful space of Skagit Valley called Bow where she lives with her husband Roy and her herd of adorable La Mancha goats. I spent half a day with Rhonda last Autumn in her home and around her farm, and the following video is the result.

SNEAK PEEK: Rhonda bravely became a commercial dairy farmer at age 50! She had never been a farmer before, her prior background was in nursing and real estate. Rhonda is Texas Friendly, warm, entertaining, articulate, funny, intelligent, generous, and full up on her share of business smarts. Rhonda doesn't have a lot of "free" time which made the Southern Hospitality she rolled out for me on this day all the more appreciated. Rhonda tells some great stories about her life, her family, the love of her La Mancha goats, her goat cheeses, the health aspects of raw milk and raw milk cheese, what goes into participating in Farmers Markets, the business of being a small dairy farmer, and much more. Enjoy the video and go visit Rhonda. Oh, and buy her fabulous cheeses whenever you can. 

Gothberg Farms
15203 Sunset Road
Bow WA 98232
Telephone (360) 202-2436
Twitter @gothbergfarms


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