Almosta Farm is a 10-acre family run farm located in Cove, Oregon in the heart of the Grand Ronde Valley. Lori Shields and Janet Marrs are native Oregonians who began Almosta Farm in Asheville, North Carolina in 2008 as a micro-urban farm with chickens, bee’s, vegetables and fruit. When they relocated their family to Oregon in 2017 Almosta Farm expanded to also include Nigerian Dwarf goats and first nation foods.
We breed and raise ADGA registered Nigerian Dwarf goats and in 2020 have begun participation in DHI (Dairy Herd Improvement) milk testing and Linear Appraisal through the ADGA to improve the quality of our herd and the goats that we sell. You can learn more about our herd at OUR HERD as well as our current available animals at OUR GOATS FOR SALE. Our goats have a tremendous amount of contact with children and adults and as a result are very friendly. We test our herd annually for CAE, CL, and Johnes annually.
We offer raw milk for sale and offer classes in making various types of goats milk cheese.
We have a small apiary from which we harvest honey, and other by products such as wax and bee’s wax products like candles. We are also working to improve the habitat for other pollinators such as solitary bees, butterflys, hummingbirds and bats.
Our chicken flock consists of over 30 hens, both heritage and hybrid breeds. We sell eggs and our hens are more pets than farm animals.
We grow and preserve as much of our food as is possible and we make surplus products available for sale to the public.
We are committed to educating our children and the community on the importance of pollination, agriculture and sustainability in support of this our farm is open to school tours and various EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS.
We hope to hear from you or see you soon at Almosta Farm in Cove!