Suave Groundhog Farm was established in 2003 when we purchased our first flock of day old chicks. (Who knew that chicks came in the mail!) The dairy goats soon followed and hogs were added as a 4-H project the following year. Toby bought his first real tractor at a farm auction from our good neighbor Marg Snyder and with the close supervision and guidance from our farm mentor Emmert Moler, we planted and harvested our first crop of alfalfa hay in 2007.
The dairy goats take center stage with our newly launched Grade A creamery where we craft the goat cheeses and yogurts that are sold locally at farmers’ markets, served in local restaurants or bought directly from the farm in our “mini store”. We yearly show the goats at the Leetown ADGA affiliated show, and participate in linear appraisal that has been a tremendous tool in improving our herd. We also benefit from participation in the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Aggriculture’s ongoing conference and educational workshops and field days.
We sell show quality purebred French Alpine dairy does for milk production and breeding, and buck kids for breeding, meat, brush control or companion animals. Check out our Herd and “for sale” pages.
We also offer farm fresh pastured eggs, alfalfa and mixed grass hay, and will soon be offering shares of our premium whey fed pork.