Tours--Update for February
We had 3-4 inches of snow on Friday, April 17th! If you are planning a trip to the farm for our open house on Sunday, be prepared for a little mud. Plan accordingly. The farm will be open, and we have over 80 babies on the ground!
Spring Tours for 2016
South Mountain Dairy is a working farm, and we only offer tours on a limited basis. We are a small operation, usually working from 5:00am to 9:00pm every day. Everyone is busy mucking barns, milking goats, and making cheese.
That is why we set aside a special time each spring to open the farm, and invite you to come meet the girls and tour the dairy facility. You can pet the girls and their babies. For $1, you can buy a small bottle of milk to feed a baby goat. We encourage you to spend time walking with the big girls, and getting to know those who provide the milk for our cheeses and yogurts!
The following dates will be open for you to come visit every sunday:
Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
The farm is located North of I40, between Sandia Park and Cedar Grove. For your convenience, the link on the right hand side of this page provides you with directions, and maps to the farm from both Albuquerque, and Santa Fe.
Babies Are Here!
Our first two babies were born Friday. Sweet Arizona is the proud mom. This year we have bred 86 does, and expect to have over 150 babies born by May!
Jess, Simone and our employees will be on site to introduce you to the girls, explain how cheese is made, and show you the milking parlour. Cheese, Yogurt and Milk will be available to purchase on the farm.
South Mountain Dairy is at an elevation of 7200 feet. The temperature is generally 10 degrees cooler than Albuquerque, and the wind is often blowing. We suggest you bring a jacket and wear sunscreen. Please keep in mind that this is a working farm and dress accordingly - wear clothes and tennis shoes that you can get a little dirty.
Do NOT wear Sandals!!!
Limited Group Tours are Available
Guided tours for groups of 10 or fewer adults and children for $30 can be arranged, usually on Fridays. Please contact us for information and to arrange a time for your group tour. A tour lasts about 1 hour, and inludes a tour of the milking parlor, an explanation of how cheese is made, and is followed by time to meet the milking girls, and play with the baby goats.
Contact us using our form to schedule your group tour.