Welcome to Ferns' Edge Goat Dairy
Ferns' Edge Goat Dairy is located in the Cascade foothills of central Oregon, nestled at the base of Mt. Zion, overlooking beautiful Dexter Lake in the southern Willamette Valley.
We are a Farmstead Artisan Cheese facility "staffed" by the long-established and award-winning Mt. Zion Dairy Goat herd, bred and tended since the '70's by their owner/partners Shari Reyna and Fred Warner.
We are committed to creating and providing quality, nourishing goat milk products, and have always used organic practices and certified feeds. (No GMOs.) We strive to foster sustainability and enhance our daily rhythm with the Earth.
“Farmstead” means that our milk is produced on the farm and either bottled as raw milk or transformed into cheese within hours. While some creameries truck in their milk, which gets agitated as it is pumped in and out of a tank, ours is handled gently and while truly fresh.
Our Farmstead Artisan Cheeses are handmade in small batches, uniquely crafted to ensure quality, freshness and a wonderful taste. Our soft cheese offerings are an array of fresh flavors seasoned with our own farm-raised herbs or off-farm organic ingredients and wild-crafted edibles.
Proven specialties are our award-winning wheels of raw milk aged Mt Zion - winner 2012 World Cheese Silver Award, and our chanterelle garlic chèvre - winner 2013 World Good Foods Competition Bronze.
It has always been a labor of love. A love of goats! A love of goat cheese!