Goodness Grows Farms was established in 2002, when Erik and Jennifer Schwalm purchased a 40 Acre Farm in Jefferson Township, Butler, Pennsylvania. The property was purchased with the intent of developing it into the headquarters for Erik's landscaping business, Goodness Grows Landscapes. In the Winter of 2005, Erik began to research hobby farming opportunities that might allow him more freedom from his busy landscaping business. Erik discovered Boer goats and the entire meat goat production industry and the rest is history! After much research and some help from family, Goodness Grows Farm was officially established in October of 2006 when the first shipment of percentage Boer goats arrived from Texas. We operate a herd of 25-40 does and have a rotating kidding schedule. We also offer stud services.
Meat goat production is somewhat new to the Eastern area of the country, but we are experiencing great success at Goodness Grows Farm. Not only do we have a thriving market business, we also have expanded our operation to breeding and have been able to provide show goats to several 4H and FFA youth. Trial & Error is a big part of raising goats in our region - raising goats in the East is far different than raising them in other parts of the country. We believe in sharing information with fellow farmers so that we all might benefit from the meat goat industry. We take great pride in combining innovative farming technology with good old fashioned "common sense." These techniques have helped us to maintain a natural farm atmosphere allowing our goats to graze freely on rolling Western Pennsylvania hills and lush woodlands. Our farmland is abundant with vegitation that delights the palate of the goat.
Goodness Grows Farms offers a variety of percentage and full Boer goats for sale. Additionally, we have the capabilities of finding almost anything you are interested in. We currently supply a wide variety of locally sourced farm raised goat, beef, port, chicken, duck, goose, rabbit, venison and elk to restaurants and markets such as The Crested Duck Charcuterie, at The Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip. We are happy to work with you to help you locate the product you are searching for.
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