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Wayward Goose Farm
1035 VT-153
West Pawlet, Vermont 05775

We provide a pure, whole food to our community through our raw milk. Our farm store also supports several area food producers by purchasing and offering for sale locally grown products such as eggs, maple syrup, honey, sweet potatoes, etc. We also provide an opportunity, through our farm stay, to connect folks with their food and to experience life on a small, sustainable dairy farm. In this way we have educated hundreds of people to the reality of small scale dairy farming. We are also strong environmental advocates and stewards.


Name Title Phone
Dan and Laurie Brooks
owner 607-337-0549
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We are Dan and Laurie Brooks of Wayward Goose Farm which was established in 2011 in West Pawlet, VT. We are a small, grass based, raw milk dairy. We milk 25-30 jersey cows and bottle our fresh milk to sell in our farm store. We were awarded the 2013 VT Sustainable Farm of the Year by NOFA VT and the VT Agency of Ag. All of our practices are non certified organic, with soil health being the cornerstone of our farm. We rotationally graze our herd and feed dry hay through the winter. Originally established to produce milk for a neighboring raw milk cheese maker, we lost our market suddenly when they closed their plant due to in house problems. We are currently selling our high component, high quality raw cheese milk to a commodity buyer while we try to secure a more equitable market, and are in "austerity mode" to save operating expenses. Dan is a fifth generation dairy farmer, having grown up on his family's original farm in South New Berlin, NY. Laurie is an artist and together they have 4 grown children.


  • Food Production
    • Dairy
    • Maple syrup
    • Honey / Apiary
    • Vegetables
    • Beef
    • Poultry
    • Eggs
    • Lamb
  • Food Processing or Manufacturing
    • Bakery
    • Fluid milk
    • Cheese
  • Retail Food Outlets
    • Butcher Shop
    • Restaurant / café
  • Education
    • Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship programs


raw Jersey cow milk, dairy beef, humanely raised veal