Fat Toad Farm
Judith Irving Steve Reid Calley Hastings
787 Kibbee Road
Brookfield VT 05036
Contact: Judith Irving
Cell Phone: 802-279-0098
Goat's Milk Caramel Sauce (cajeta)
Fat Toad Farm is a small family-run goat dairy located in the hills of Central Vermont. The family members are Steve Reid, Judith Irving, Hannah Reid and Calley Hastings. We have a small herd of fifty Alpine and Saanen goats that are rotationally grazed from spring to fall and live in a warm, snug greenhouse during the winter. We also raise pigs and chickens that enjoy lots of garden scraps.
We specialize in making farmstead artisanal caramel from our goats’ milk. The caramel is handcrafted in small batches five times a week. The flavor reflects the unique characteristics of our pastures, landscape and the changing seasons.
The inspiration for our caramel comes from a traditional Mexican confection, cajeta. Before widespread refrigeration became available, ranchers in Mexico preserved extra milk by combining it with sugar and cooking it over a low fire, turning it into caramel. The tradition lives on at our farm as we hand stir simmering goats’ milk for several hours until it becomes rich and creamy with a deep golden color.
Fat Toad Farm is located in Brookfield, a small town in central Vermont, about 10 minutes off of I-89. We are happy to have visitors. Please call ahead to make sure we are available. You can find directions on our web site www.fattoadfarm.com
Activities available for visitors: Come tour the farm! Spend time petting our goats, see caramel being made in our small production room and visit the farm store.
To watch caramel being made, please call ahead for production times.
Hours Available: Hours: 8-5 self-serve 7 days a week
Tours available on weekends and holidays no need to call for an appointment
Payment methods accepted: Cash or credit card
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