GFP015: The Significance of Packaging Your Farm Products with Sarah Hawkins of Castle Rock Farm, Vacaville, CA

Your farm products, your farm, and you the farmer all have something in common. You should all be presented in a clean and organized manor to help increase sales. There are so many reasons to keep a clean farm. Efficiency, marketing, and peace of mind are just a few.

You cannot necessarily expect top dollar when you are not willing to present the best side of yourself, your products, and your farm at all times. With me starting a farm on a shoestring budget I am struggling to get the farm clean, neat, and organized before I have any customers come and see it. It's a diamond in the rough, and I need to get some polish on it.

Today's farm podcast covers this very topic.

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In this farm podcast you will learn:

  • Dairy goats in places you never expected
  • How to keep goats in (haha)
  • What is the busy season on a California goat farm?
  • A reason to start your own business
  • Explore different marketing avenues
  • Soil Maps, Get in the know before it is too late

Interview with Sarah Hawkins of Castle Rock farm, Vacaville, CA

nigerian dwarf goats

Castle Rock Farm, home of ADGA, and AGS registered Nigerian Dwarf goats, various laying hens, one guard llama, an Armenian Gampr (livestock guardian dog) and the best Border Collie, Evah.

Sarah and Andy are located in the rolling hills of northern Vacaville, on the Western edge of the Great Central Valley with Sacramento to their East, Napa & San Francisco to their West.

Items mentioned in this farm podcast include:

Take aways:

What can you do this year to make your farm a more beautiful and organized place?

What can you change on a "day to day" basis to increase efficiency?


My skills are ever-evolving as an interviewer. Thanks for taking the time to listen in, and let me know what you think. You can leave a comment below, send me an e-mail, reach me on Facebook or Twitter, or leave a 5 star rating in iTunes if you liked the show.