Rachel Taylor-Tuller, along with her husband, Matthew, and two children, Gizmo and Banzai, raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) dairy goats at Lost Peacock Creamery, in Olympia, Washington. The farm found its name from the flock of peacocks that freely roam the property, and particularly a pure white peahen, which showed up one day and decided to stay.
Rachel and Matthew enjoy sharing their farm with the surrounding community and host popular events like “goat yoga” (where visitors can practice yoga and play with baby goats!) and a summer camp to teach young children about raising goats on pasture and making cheese from scratch. Animal welfare and environmental stewardship are important to the couple: “We made the conscious decision to raise animals with respect and dignity,” Rachel explains. “We believe by giving animals a free and safe environment, they will grow happy and healthy without the constant bevy of antibiotics, hormones and fillers factory farms are forced to use. We also believe when animals are raised outdoors on pasture in fresh air and sunshine, and fed an appropriate diet, their milk, meat and eggs are healthier for us.”
Rachel and Matthew currently milk 36 goats once a day and make cheese every other day. They produce a variety of dairy products, including chevre, honey vanilla chevre, thai garlic chevre, feta, halloumi and two types of yogurt: a Bulgarian style and a honey drinkable yogurt.
Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW goat dairy products from Lost Peacock Creamery are available at farmers’ markets, restaurants, co-ops and retailers throughout western Washington. For more information about Lost Peacock Creamery, visit lostpeacock.com or contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org and 360-280-6730. You can also follow the farm on Facebook and Instagram.