Ever wondered how everything gets made at Goat Milk Stuff? Or wondered how the goats and other animals are fed and cared for? Come and visit the farm and get a behind-the scenes look at the complex operations and interactions of a working dairy farm that also manufacturers many products made with goat milk!
If you have a large group (at least 15 adults or at least 15 children) you can qualify for a discounted group rate (see pricing below).
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We also serve lunch from 11 am to 1 pm, Monday through Saturday (March through October), so plan on enjoying lunch before or after your tour. If your group is planning on joining us for lunch, please let us know so that we can be prepared for a large lunch order. You can order off the menu or if you'd like to have box lunches or a buffet prepared for your group, just contact us ahead of time to work out the details.
During the tour you will see:
- Where the soap is made. We will explain how soap is made and show you where it happens. Soap may or may not be actually being made during your tour.
- Where the soap is unmolded and cut. You can walk through this area and see how the soap is unmolded and cut. There is always lots of soap to be seen on the curing racks.
- Where the soap is bagged. How we bag the soap is explained. If there is soap available for bagging, just ask and we'll let you bag a few bars.
- Where the soap and stuff is shipped. We'll explain how we package orders and ship them worldwide.
- The Lunch and Canning Kitchen. You'll get to see where all of our garden produce is canned, where all the breads, bagels, & english muffins are made, and where the yummy lunches are cooked. You'll also see a lot of dishes being washed as this is a very active working kitchen.
- The Candy Department. Through the windows you will be able to see (and possibly smell) where all of the yummy caramels, toffee, fudge, and cajeta are made. You can see our vintage 1965 caramel wrapping machine (painted red, of course!) And you can also learn how we cover many of our goodies in chocolate.
- The Cheese Kitchen. We'll show you where our milk is pasteurized and how we turn it into cheese, yogurt, chocolate milk, and gelato.
- The Sweet Shop. There will be free samples of cheese and gelato available for tasting at the end of the tour if you ask for them!
- The Goat Barn. You'll see the stalls where the goats live and where the baby goats are fed their milk.
- The Milk Barn. We'll show you where and how we milk the goats and what we do with the milk. Goats are not available for milking at this time.
- The Goats. You'll get to meet some of the goats and learn about how they are raised, what they eat, and how they live.
- The Garden. Eating healthy foods is important to us (that's why we got the goats in the first place - for their healthy milk). The garden is a huge part of our lifestyle and the working mechanics of the farm.
- The Chickens and Rabbits. Our chickens and rabbits help keep our gardens healthy and are a great way to recycle all of our food scraps and garden waste. Backyard chicken eggs are an amazing addition to a healthy diet.
- The Family. One of the Jonases will be your tour guide (unless we're on vacation) so you'll get to meet some (if not all) of The Jonas family as you tour Goat Milk Stuff!
Scheduling and Payment:
- Schedule at least 48 hours in advance to receive reduced tour pricing (see below).
- A single payment must be made when you arrive.
- If multiple people are paying, please designate one person to collect the money and present us with one payment.
Adult Groups and Pricing
- Adult Groups start at 15 or more people (yes, if you have 14 you can pay for a "ghost person".)
- $10 per person if scheduled in advance.
- $15 per person if not scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
Child Groups (Schools/Homeschool/Scouts/etc.)
- Child Group pricing starts at 15 or more children (yes, you can pay for "ghost children" if you are close).
- Prices for 15-49 children are $7 per child if scheduled in advance and $10 per child if not scheduled.
- Prices for 50+ children are $5 per child if scheduled in advance and $10 per child if not scheduled.
- Chaperones & Bus Drivers (regardless of the number of children in the group) are $10 per adult if scheduled in advance and $15 per adult if not scheduled.
Optional Add-ons for both Adult and Children Groups:
- $5 per person - full bar of soap for everyone
- $2 per person - lip balm for everyone
- $5-$8 per person - lunch added (contact us for details)
- $2 per person - cookie for everyone (contact us for details)
- $2 per person - mini gelato for everyone (contact us for details)
- $5 per person - Baby Goat Experience
If this pricing is too much for your group, there are still options for you! You can see the goats, the chickens, the rabbits, the barn cats, the gardens, the Farm store, the Sweet Shop, and more, without a tour guide. You can spend an hour exploring the farm on your own with no cost whatsoever. We also have the Baby Goat Experience for only $5 per person if you want to get up close and personal with the baby goats.
Please provide us with a copy of your group's liability insurance if you have it. Otherwise, please print a liability form for every person and have it filled out ahead of time.
- Peak Season: March through Labor Day, tours are usually offered Mondays - Saturdays at 10am and 1pm.
- Chill Season: Labor Day through December, tours are usually offered Mondays - Saturdays at 1pm.
- Off Season: January and February, we do not offer tours.
- Special Tours: If your group cannot come during one of our regularly scheduled tour times, contact us for information on a special tour time.
- FFA National Convention: We understand that your FFA group may have limited availability. If you cannot come during our regularly scheduled tour times, contact us for information on FFA tour times.
Length of Tour:
- The tour usually lasts 45 - 90 minutes depending on how many questions are asked.
- If you have a time limit, please let your tour guide know at the beginning of your tour.
Accessibility and Weather:
- Tours are given during all types of weather and the majority of the tour takes place under roof.
- You will need to walk between buildings, so you may want to bring an umbrella or rain coat if rain is expected.
- Parts of the garden may be unavailable if it's raining.
- The tour is wheelchair accessible, but our driveways are gravel so parts of the garden may be missed if the wheelchair can't cross gravel.
- Please realize that this is a working farm and if possible, don't wear flip flops or sandals during the tour.
>> Schedule Your Group Tour <<
The farm tours are for people who want to see where their soaps, candies and cheeses are made, want to meet the goats, and want to get a glimpse at our farm life. If you just want to spend time with the goats, we offer a special Baby Goat Experience as well. You can get the best of both worlds by scheduling a tour and following it up with the Baby Goat Experience.
You will not learn how to make soap or any other items during this tour. If you wish to own your own goats or start your own goat milk soap business, please Contact Us so we can discuss tour options that will better meet your needs.
Feedback from the tours
"Jim and PJ, Thank you all so much for a truly wonderful time today! It was a gift meeting your family! This was, by far, the best field trip we have taken. We are all looking forward to the next time already." Stephana
"Enjoyed the tour so very much. What a wonderful family. You are teaching your children so many of life's skills right there on the farm. Enjoyed visiting with the children and left so impressed by all of you." Esther
"I wanted to say that me and my husband enjoyed the tour given, I believe, by Emery. He was great and my husband said he was impressed and thought you all have a good set up and process in the soaproom. Also enjoyed seeing the 2 baby goats, the chickens amid rabbits etc. As well as your garden. It inspired us more so to want to start a garden. I posted on my Facebook page about the tour and recommended your site for any of my Facebook friends that have or know anyone with sensitive skin cause it has helped mine a lot. Thanks again for making such good soap and running a good family business. Keep up the good work." Georgina and Jason
"My hubby, sister and great-nephew and I visited your store and took the tour this morning. It was wonderful. Your family is awesome. Never met such polite, courteous and just down right cute kids ever. Love your soap and other products. Will definitely be back when more soap is needed. Thanks for such an awesome morning." Pat
"We took a tour today of your business and I just want to say that we loved it! My husband owns his own business and I think it's great when family can work together so well. We plan on homeschooling too so it's great that you all homeschool and can incorporate business lessons. Also, I noticed the Bible verse on the board in the milking room-that was awesome! Thanks so much!" Kaly
"We arrived early for our tour but was greeted by Indigo as we walked in and was made to feel right on time. Our tour guide was Brett. She knew the business well and allowed us to take as much time as we needed asking all of our curious questions. The farm is very clean and well organized! We loved petting the goats who were extra friendly but our favorite part was taste testing near the end. Very fun and informative. Loved meeting the Jonas family and will continue to buy their products. Highly recommended! Thanks Jonas family! Hope to see the new babies early spring :)"
"A very awesome family. Everyone is friendly. The facility is excellent. We would go back over and over again. It's just that great"
"Delightful visit to the goat farm today! Fletcher gave us a wonderful tour, we got to meet both PJ and Jim, and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the very capable and delightful Indigo, who took good care of us in the gift shop. We love their soap, and love so much about how this family works. I definitely recommend trying their soap, visiting the farm, or both, if you haven't done so already!"
"Great tour! Everyone, including the goats were very friendly!! Had a great time!"
"I truly enjoyed the tour at GMS. They had a lot of information that was truly helpful and fun in regards to the best way to keep my skin clean and safe I would recommend a tour at this facility. You will have a lot of fun and learn a lot."
"We really enjoyed our time on the farm. All of the staff was very welcoming. It was interesting to see how all of the soaps were made. It's amazing to see how resourceful the Jonas's are on their farm. Raising rabbits & chickens right beside the garden. Never knew rabbit droppings could be used as fertilizer. It was a great time for all in our family."
"My children and I came on a tour with our homeschool group, and loved it! I did not know that goats milk soap was so good for our skin. Now that I know the many benefits, I'm really excited to try the soaps we picked out! I've already recommended a tour to a couple of friends, and will recommend it to my other homeschool group. My children especially loved petting the goats and cat, and seeing the chickens! Thank you for a wonderful field trip--both fun and educational!"
"Inspirational! Love to see it when ingenuity meets a homeschool family!"
"My daughter and I really enjoyed our tour of your farm. The only thing that would have made it better was if the weather would have cooperated , but hey it's April. Rain is to be expected."
"We really enjoyed our field trip! Thank you sooo much for being accommodating and making it fun and educational for our kiddos and parents. We had a couple parents tell us it was their favorite field trip ever. Wow!" - Anna B