We are gearing up for our Fall Farmers Market (Saturdays, 7:30am – 12noon) October 9th – November 6th (Vaughn Rd store location only) and want to introduce one of the many featured farmers that will be there…
We’re pleased to introduce Bulger Creek Farm, LLC:
Located on 80 beautiful acres 20 miles west of Auburn (near Notasulga, Alabama), Bulger Creek Farm is owned and operated by Kyle and Melanie Payne as well as adult children, Willie and Amanda. In the beginning, goats first arrived on the farm by recommendation of a physician – the easily digested goat milk was known to aid in the correction of certain digestive problems. As the herd grew, so did surplus milk! Family friends soon encouraged the marketing of the products being made from the surplus.
When the limited liability corporation was formed in 1998, Bulger Creek Farm, LLC was the only licensed goat dairy in Alabama. Bulger Creek Farms 100+ goats produce milk for gourmet goat milk, goat milk cheeses (both soft and hard), goat milk soaps, lotions and moisturizing creams. As the old economic rule of supply & demand goes, when the customer base grows, so does the goat herd! It is Bulger Creek Farms goal to eventually run a herd of 150 animals to ensure the milk volume for a longer season of production.
Bulger Creek Farm, LLC is a licensed goat dairy and a licensed cheese manufacturing plant – they also hold a county health department certificate in order to produce cheesecakes from their commercial kitchen – can we say, YUM?
All of Bulger Creek Farms milk is produced on their farm under strict guidelines – never using imported curd to make any product. Everything is produced on their farm, here in Alabama. This makes Bulger Creek Farm, LLC one of the few goat dairy choices for a fully Alabama-produced product!
Bulger Creek Farms is also a featured Alabama Farmer in the October 2010 issue of Southern Living magazine!
Check out some of their products:
Fromage Blanc Chevre is our white goat cheese that has a soft, creamy texture and a rich, butternut taste. All of our other products are made from our fromage blanc chevre.
Pecan Wheel is a mix of white goat cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, garlic, and other spices. This perfect blend is then dusted in pecans.
Veggie Wheel is ideal for the health conscious customer. It is a blend of goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, parsley, and spices. This makes an impressive appetizer.
Dessert Wheel is goat cheese with chocolate chips, confectioner’s sugar, and coated with pecans. It is quite delicious served with vanilla wafers for a European style dessert.
Hard Goat Cheeses include: Feta, Cheddar, and Blue Rind , and Tipsy Chevre.
Soap fragrances: Rose Petal, Lavender, Wildflower, Peppermint, Unscented, Tea Tree, and Citronella/Lemongrass.
**Soaps originated from Chelsea’s Original Recipe and contain oatmeal, coconut oil, and olive oil in every bar. Our soaps are long lasting and an excellent moisturizing product.
**Lotions are available in 2 oz and 8 oz bottles, in the same fragrances as soap except no peppermint lotion. Lotions are 70% goat milk with 25% olive oil.
Bulger Creek Farm, L.L.C.
6251 Tallapoosa Street
Notasulga, Al 36866
Stay tuned for more ‘meet & greets’ via our blog on our Fall Farmers Market vendors!