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Indian Valley Goats Dairy Opens Friday!

Jul 06, 2017 05:34PM ● By Bill Gilman

Kayleigh-Anne Nagle milks one of the goats at Indian Valley Goats Dairy at Krochmal Farm.

Goat milk will be just one of the products sold at Indian Valley Goats Dairy at Krochmal Farm.

 Tewksbury prides itself on its agricultural history. Unfortunately, there are precious few active reminders of that rich heritage, as many local farms have ceased operations or been sold and the land used for other purposes.
All of which makes the opening of a new agricultural enterprise in Tewksbury both remarkable and exciting.
Friday, July 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., Indian Valley Goats Dairy at Krochmal Farms will open for business for the first time.
Among the products available for purchase will be 
farm fresh, organic goat's milk (licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts), goat's milk soaps, lotions, bath bombs and lip balm and farm fresh free range eggs.
Indian Valley Goats Dairy is the creation of Jen Nagle, whose family owns Krochmal Farm in South Tewksbury. The farm stand where the products will be sold is located at 31 Jennies Way, at the corner of South Street. Many folks will recognize the address as the location of the annual Pumpkin Fest each fall.
The Grand Opening on Friday will mark the culmination of a 20-month journey to get the new business licensed and certified by both the state and the USDA.
"There are only two other goats' milk dairies in Massachusetts. we are the third," said Nagle. "There is a big demand for goats' milk. It is the closest thing you can get to human milk. It has been called by the New England Journal of Medicine as 'the world's most complete food.'
Some of the goats at Indian Valley Goats Dairy at Krochmal Farm.

 Compared to cow's milk goat's milk is higher in Vitamins A and C, Riboflavin and calcium, equal in protein and lower in cholesterol, according to the USDA.
Nagle said goat's milk based hygiene products, such as soaps and bath bombs, are especially good for a person's skin.
"Goat's milk comprises 25 percent of our soaps and the rest of it is all organic products, except for the lye. All soaps have to have lye in it," she explained.
Getting Indian Valley Goats Dair off the ground has been a family affair, as Nagle's husband, John Caves, her father, her in-laws and her children have all contributed to the effort. Playing a key role has been Nagle's 12-year-old daughter, Kayleigh-Ann, whose speciality is raising Bantam chickens. This has led to her own product line -- Bantam eggs.
Also on hand for Friday's Grand Opening will be Tewksbury's Green Hollow Orchard, maker of fine candles and micro farm growers of apples, pears, plums, tomatoes and assorted vegetables.
"We will also have all 13 baby goats and our resident baby lamb, Lamborghini, hanging out for meet and greets and photo ops," said Nagle.
Indian Valley Goats Dairy will be starting slowly, with very limited public hours. Nagle said she hasn't established a set schedule and planned to make those decisions on a week-to-week basis. She plans to announce the upcoming week's hours ever Sunday 
on the Indian Valley Facebook Page.
The full list of Indian Valley Goats Dairy products can be seen on their web site -- http://www.indianvalleygoats.com/home.html. While products cannot be purchased through the site, as yet, Nagle said customers can place orders any time by contacting her directly at 978-360-3002 or by email at 
kzfmom73@yahoo.com.

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