Less than one hour old
Less than one hour old

When we first bought the Beekman Farm, it was with the intention that we would make it biodynamic, meaning that everything that we use on the farm, is someone how derived from the farm.  Crops become nourishment for us and the animals.  Manure becomes fertilizer.  Rain water becomes irrigation. Fallen branches become heat.

While becoming fully biodynamic will be an outcome years in the making, the decision to give goats the run of the Beekman land has certainly made the process more interesting. Who knew goat milk had so many amazing uses?

Honey Bar
Beekman 1802 Honey Bar

We first started making soap for our own use, then to give out to guests, and then for Christmas gifts.  The demand became so great that Beekman 1802 was born.

A good life for goats
A good life for goats

Each fall, we stop milking the goats so that the cycle of life will continue.

Most births are twins or triplets
Most births are twins or triplets

And this week we welcomed the first five new arrivals of Spring ’09.
Say ‘hi’ to  Thandy, Troy and Trudy. (Click here to watch a video of 2009’s first triplets) Keep your eye on our homepage for more birth announcements…They’re coming faster than we can blog.

Goat milk yogurt with honey
Goat milk yogurt with honey

With the freshening of the goats, the milk once again starts flowing,  This means that we will finally get to make more fresh yogurt for breakfast. Learn more at HowToo

Homemade graham cracker ice cream with cajeta
Homemade graham cracker ice cream with cajeta

It also represents a new phase in the development of Beekman 1802.  This summer we will launch Beekman 1802 Provisions, artisanal food products derived from the Beekman Farm.  The first product will be our signature goat milk cajeta, (a rich Mexican caramel sauce). Can’tcha just taste it already?

Beekman 1802 Provisions
Beekman 1802 Provisions

But perhaps the provision we are most excited about is the cheese!  We are preparing a savory, aromatic hard cheese as well as a washed-rind variety.  But cheese, like great soap, is part science and part art. We’ll be sharing the development process (successes and failures) as the season progresses.

by Dr. Brent

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Sabino

Brent & Josh,

There is not doubt by now that you are proven scientists and artists – the Beekman BLAAK cheese is "a PIECE OF edible ART". Congrats for creating such a perfect goat cheese!

Now, as a Cajeta lover, I am waiting for your next success…… Beekman CAJETA! Under Beekman 1802's biodynamic strategy, I am convinced you will produce the best cajeta around! mmmmmm…… waiting for it…….

Your friend,

SABINO

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