Sugar Maple Springs


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We are a family owned and operated farm on the outskirts of Rural Retreat. We began raising goats to eat the wild stuff in our fields. A few years later we switch to a dairy breed of goats. We (Jonathan & Chelsea along with our 5 children) breed, raise the babies, and milk the goats as a family project (nothing like family bonding time at 5:45 am in the dairy barn!). A few years ago, my parents, John and Barbara “retired” to Rural Retreat and John began making goat cheese. A few years later, we have a large dairy barn, inline pipe system where we can milk 6 goats at a time, birth, raise and milk our herd of Nubian goats. We currently make cheese twice a week and offer 5 flavors of Chevre (a soft goat cheese), a Queso Fresco (semi-hard pressed cheese in plain and red pepper flavors), a dry salted Feta, and a “Cobbled” hard cheddar-type cheese. We have plans to get our walk-in cheese cave going soon and hope to offer a few more cheese options by the end of the summer. >From our family to yours, we look forward to seeing you at the market. Please stop by and try some farm fresh, artisan goat cheese!

202 Groundhog Lane
Rural Retreat, Virginia
Call (276) 613-0855


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