Skagit Valley Farmers is my video journal of personal stories told by the women and men who farm Skagit Valley. Learn about their families, sacrifices, mentors, hobbies, ag issues, organic+conventional farming from field to office. We need more farmers. BUY something GROW something SAY something. My name is Denice and I'm an urban gal who made a rural transition and wants to connect you with Skagit farmers. I ♥ DRIVING TRACTORS and farm equipment.
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.
15203 Sunset Road
Bow WA 98232
Telephone (360) 202-2436
All of my video of Skagit Valley farmers are posted in this blog as well as on my YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/denicer
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