Angela Miller and Russell Glover raise and milk 135 Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW Oberhaslis goats and make award-winning cheese at Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet, VT. Consider Bardwell Farm’s use of rotational grazing for their goats produces the sweetest milk and the tastiest hand-made cheese.
Lately, the Consider Bardwell team has had reason to celebrate for all of their recent accolades and accomplishments. In addition to their AGW certification for their dairy and meat goats, their goat cheese won the gold medal in the “cheese Olympics” (World Cheese Awards), they were chosen for the NRCS grassland reserve program and Angela published her memoir, “Hay Fever: How Chasing a Dream on a Vermont Farm Changed My Life.” Angela and her team are especially proud that they were chosen for the NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) grassland reserve program. Each year only one farm in Vermont is chosen for this program for having the highest number of conservation points in all of Vermont. As part of the program, they are committing all of their crop land to perpetually grow grass and hay. Angela said there will be no development on the 300 acres and they’ll be working with NRCS to keep the rivers clean. Consider Bardwell Farm was also named “Sustainable Vermont Farm of the Year for 2013.”
To find all of the places where Consider Bardwell Farm’s Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW goat’s milk cheese and goat meat are available, visit considerbardwellfarm.com and A Greener World’s online directory. Follow Consider Bardwell Farm on Facebook for farm news and details about upcoming events.