This is Miss Sam. Hi Sam! She is pretty much indicative of the Farm. Loves the animals, very friendly. She let me take her picture. She is just a constant smiling presence.
It is a wonderful farm where not only can you go get free range meat, eggs, raw milk (For pet consumption of course), etc, but adjacent to the store are the "Babies".
Rabbits pretty much go where they want throughout the farm. They are all over and in every color.
Then there are the new calves, goats, and pigs in some pretty nice digs. These are spoiled little babies that will come up to the fence and, like a dog, will want you to pet them as long as you are willing to.
There is also this very friendly horse, but I didn't catch her name. But she just loves to be loved on.
This little goat was very happy to get some lovin, but the white one on the roof was more focused on the branches above him, Every time the wind blew, the branches above him would lower and he would try to reach them. No luck for him by the time we left.
There was a milking cow you could pet. Her name is Tanya, but we forgot to get a picture of her. Sam informed us the milking cows are named for the female workers on the farm. She told us there is a "Sam" somewhere around there.
The farm store itself is small but cute as a button. Mountain Valley sells their meat, eggs, and milk, but for other things they have partnered out with other local farms. We picked out a jar of vegetable relish and two types of cheese; smoked cheddar, and Italian pesto. Both of which were unique and GOOD! Should be for $11lb (Gulp), but we were on vacation. It was in our vacation budget. Good stuff.
So guys if you are ever in Ellijay Ga, head up that way. Ellijay is real big for apples so go in Sept when the apple festivities are going on, or you can do like us and get a cabin in the mountains in the summer and enjoy all the green! Whenever you go, travel by Mountain Valley Farms. The kids and adults will love it!
So now I am off to get coffee, pack up and head home to start my own farming stuff again. Have a great day.