One thing I’ve experienced with cycling in some the most remote and beautiful areas of California is that we come across a lot, and I mean a lot of farms. I didn’t realize but California Agriculture provides more than ½ of America’s produce of fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Harley Farms is one such farm that I have passed too many times to count along one of my favorite routes from beautiful Palo Alto up to Skyline and down to Pescadero. This time around on a more leisure ride, my cycling friend and I decided to stop at this goat farm! Harley Farms is tucked away the tiny town of old Pescadero – I knew that this goat farm produced some amazing chevre cheeses that I’ve purchased at local farmers markets and special food stores like Whole Foods. What I didn’t know is that Harley Farms is so much more than Chevre Cheese!
Aside from the adorable grounds, this restored 1910 dairy farm has multiplied from six pet goats to the current about 200 alpine goats. They produce not only a variety of chevre but also fromage blanc, ricotta and feta. They have a little store on the farm where we sampled some goat cheese and even bought a couple small portions; we were wishing we had a car at that point.
I can’t wait to incorporate the goat cheese from Harley Farms into a meal or new recipe – I’ll let you know what I come up with!
Meanwhile I encourage you to check out Harley Farms in person or online.