Swede Farm Dairy

Swede Farm Dairy Swede Farm is a family dairy in Waller Texas where we produce high quality fresh goat and cow milk, flavored milk, yogurt, & cheese. Come see us!

We sell our products in Farmer's Markets in Houston, Texas. We sell our goat milk, cheese, and yogurt at farmers markets in Houston each week. You can find us in the Houston area at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9-1. We also sell cow products now!!

On the farm this morning...
05/02/2024

On the farm this morning...

Where does YOUR goat milk come from? Happy goats make healthy milk!
04/26/2024

Where does YOUR goat milk come from? Happy goats make healthy milk!

Out here on the farm we want to keep all the babies...but we can't. This eight week old cuddle bug (the feline, not the ...
04/17/2024

Out here on the farm we want to keep all the babies...but we can't. This eight week old cuddle bug (the feline, not the human) is looking to hire a new employee. Job requirements: must be willing to provide delicious food, fresh water, toys, ankles to rub up against, and lots of snuggles. Direct inquiries to this page via PM.

Tell me you have goats without telling me you have goats.
04/10/2024

Tell me you have goats without telling me you have goats.

Get a look at our amazing seasonal chevre, the SpringThyme Chevre! Start with creamy Swede Farm chevre, stir in strawber...
03/30/2024

Get a look at our amazing seasonal chevre, the SpringThyme Chevre! Start with creamy Swede Farm chevre, stir in strawberries and thyme, and top with the incredible Lemon Ginger Preserves from Brenham Kitchens!

Ok, with rodeo we completely missed getting this out here, but Caddo reminded us when she had these two boys today...IT'...
03/28/2024

Ok, with rodeo we completely missed getting this out here, but Caddo reminded us when she had these two boys today...

IT'S TOWEL TIME!

If you have towels you've been thinking of replacing, faded, threadbare, or just been boring you lately, bring them to the Memorial Villages Farmers Market and drop them off at the Swede Farm Dairy tent! We use them to dry off newborn baby goats, line crates to house those babies needing extra attention, and more!

Aaaannnddd... we're off! Caddo kicked kidding season off to a start with twin bucklings and Raisin is besides himself, h...
03/28/2024

Aaaannnddd... we're off! Caddo kicked kidding season off to a start with twin bucklings and Raisin is besides himself, he LOVES babies!

This means we will have baby goats to bring to market this weekend!

03/25/2024

Heritage breed Cotton Patch Geese enjoying the rain with sound of Newfoundland dog snoring in the background as I film. :)

Needing cuddles?
03/22/2024

Needing cuddles?

This is Bucksnort, a GSD who was dumped on our street as a half-grown pup. He's been with us for six years now, and is t...
03/21/2024

This is Bucksnort, a GSD who was dumped on our street as a half-grown pup. He's been with us for six years now, and is the best. He especially excels at tending to the babies of the farm.

Here he is with one of five kitties looking for lifelong laps and hearts to warm.

Interested? Shoot us a message...

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo makes for one of our craziest seasons of the year, but the end is in sight! We'll b...
03/16/2024

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo makes for one of our craziest seasons of the year, but the end is in sight! We'll be at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market at 10840 Beinhorn on Saturday, rain or shine, but it would really be nice to see some of y'all there as we have some goat cheese longing for a new home!

The goats of Swede Farm have arrived at Goat Mountain!
02/25/2024

The goats of Swede Farm have arrived at Goat Mountain!

Many of you know that our oldest son, Timothy, and his wife Sarah were in an accident on Super Bowl Sunday. We've been a...
02/22/2024

Many of you know that our oldest son, Timothy, and his wife Sarah were in an accident on Super Bowl Sunday. We've been asked what they can use and we've been saying prayer, first and foremost.

Timothy has a long road to recovery ahead of him, however, made more complicated by the fact that he is self employed, so if anyone wants to also help in a more tangible way, a GoFundMe has been set up for them.

Y'all know Timothy Carlson as part of that big crazy goat farming family, active in lo… LeeAnne Carlson needs your support for Help Timothy and Sarah Recover!

Did you know chevre can be frozen? Stock up on your favorites at Swede Farm Dairy at the Memorial Villages Farmers Marke...
02/17/2024

Did you know chevre can be frozen? Stock up on your favorites at Swede Farm Dairy at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market!

It's been a wild and crazy and rough week at the farm, one of those weeks that remind you not to take anything or anyone...
02/17/2024

It's been a wild and crazy and rough week at the farm, one of those weeks that remind you not to take anything or anyone for granted. That being said, we're really looking forward to market tomorrow at Memorial Villages Farmers Market. Sometimes you just need things to be normal, and to see your community, you know?

So. Come out and say "hi," we are really needing to see our people this weekend!

Folks your farmers work all week for their four hours payday at the farmers market, and when that market looks like it m...
02/10/2024

Folks your farmers work all week for their four hours payday at the farmers market, and when that market looks like it might rain, I'm not gonna lie, it's a kick in the gut. We had a rain market last week and now it's looking like we'll likely have another tomorrow.

But every solid farmers market is rain and shine, for just this reason, to support your local farmers. So. You're going to be planning and shopping for Super Bowl parties and Valentine's Day, why not do it at the farmers market and support local farmers and small food businesses!

We might be biased, but we think Memorial Villages Farmers Market is the best market around, but if you can't make it to our market, just please, hit up a market in your area.

Everyone has a calf in their living room from time to time, right? (And then there's Angus the Newf.)
02/01/2024

Everyone has a calf in their living room from time to time, right? (And then there's Angus the Newf.)

Kinda wet out here, but Carolina doesn't mind as she has sole access to the one bale of hay not put up.
01/24/2024

Kinda wet out here, but Carolina doesn't mind as she has sole access to the one bale of hay not put up.

What cold?
01/18/2024

What cold?

Lindy, Bessie, and Seth's unnamed chickens.
01/11/2024

Lindy, Bessie, and Seth's unnamed chickens.

Merry Christmas!
12/27/2023

Merry Christmas!

Good morning!We will be having our holiday market at Memorial Villages Farmers Market on Wednesday 12/20 3pm-7pm, as wel...
12/18/2023

Good morning!
We will be having our holiday market at Memorial Villages Farmers Market on Wednesday 12/20 3pm-7pm, as well as our normal Saturday market on 12/23 9am-1pm.

If you would like to place a pre-order for either market, please let usknow by 12pm Tuesday 12/19.

So... we're going to be at market tomorrow! We'll have goat and cow milk, yogurt, both drinkable and  Greek, chevre, fet...
12/09/2023

So... we're going to be at market tomorrow! We'll have goat and cow milk, yogurt, both drinkable and Greek, chevre, feta, brie... we'll even have our amazing seasonal chocolate goat cheese. For real, it tastes like chocolate cheesecake! Why not come out and join us at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market? 10840 Beinhorn

12/09/2023
This is the reality for many dairy farmers in our nation. This is also why we sell directly to the consumer, we knew it ...
11/29/2023

This is the reality for many dairy farmers in our nation. This is also why we sell directly to the consumer, we knew it was the only way a micro-dairy like ours could survive. We get more per gallon, but we also have to charge more as we don't have economies of scale. Dairying is a hard road, regardless of your business model.

And we all depend upon customers valuing what we do, and buying milk.

Did you know milk isn't sold by the gallon?! 🤯

Milk is actually sold from the farmer to the cooperative or processor by the hundredweight (cwt) or every 100 pounds of milk.

So when dairy farmers sell the milk product from their farm, it is sold by hundredweight. At our dairy farm we sell our milk through the cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). DFA then decides where our milk will go to be processed (pasteurized & homogenized) before being bottled and sent to your local grocery store.

Milk prices change from month to month and are based on the Class III and Class IV milk futures prices. That's right, the farmer doesn't set the price for which the milk is sold. In September, the fluid milk price was about $19.70 per hundredweight. This means for 100 pounds of milk, farmers were paid $19.70 before paying their expenses.

A gallon of whole milk weighs about 8.65 lbs. Broken down, there are about 11.56 gallons of milk per hundredweight. This means the farmer is paid about $1.70 per gallon of milk. However, that is not what he or she truly earns.

The farmer then has to use that $1.70 per gallon of milk sold to pay shipping both ways, feed costs, fuel costs, power bills, and the list goes on. By the end of the day, it's said that a dairy farmer truly earns about $0.30 per gallon of milk.

Here at our local grocery store you can see a gallon of Laura Lynn milk cost about $3.02 last week. So when you run in your local store with $5 to grab a gallon of milk only about $0.30 reaches your local farmer for them to be able to feed their family.

So make sure you buy a gallon of milk this week on your grocery run to support your local dairy farm families!

Claudia and two of her babies have staked their spot in the old raised garden bed.
11/28/2023

Claudia and two of her babies have staked their spot in the old raised garden bed.

Pumpkins from the Memorial Villages Farmers Market for the critters. If you have uncut and unpainted pumpkins left over,...
11/24/2023

Pumpkins from the Memorial Villages Farmers Market for the critters. If you have uncut and unpainted pumpkins left over, reach out to your local farmers or farmers market. Farmers love having a supply of these nutritious powerhouses for their livestock!

It's amazing when our 15th year anniversary as a licensed dairy lands on Small Business Saturday!SOOO...why not? Buy two...
11/23/2023

It's amazing when our 15th year anniversary as a licensed dairy lands on Small Business Saturday!

SOOO...why not? Buy two items from us at market on Saturday and get the second (lower prices) item half off!

BOGO half off, so what's it gonna be? Cheese curds and chocolate milk? Milk and a smoothie? Chevre and...chevre?

We got it, come get it, and let us tell you how much we appreciate you making our little farm succeed!

Y'all have followed our adventures with adding the cows, then cow products to our line up, but can you believe it... we'...
11/18/2023

Y'all have followed our adventures with adding the cows, then cow products to our line up, but can you believe it... we've got CHEESE CURDS! We are SO excited and absolutely crazy about these little bites of wonder and can't wait to share them with you tomorrow at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market! We'll have Plain, Garlic, and in a Southwest twist, Chile-Lime. Y'all come see us and try some!

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