Who they are
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He is a former sound engineer who toured around the world with live musical acts, before promising Lisa that if she helped him start a farm, she could make cheese. "The goat dream was a joke, really, and it's gotten too far out of hand at this point. I read an article once about an entrepreneur who rented his goatherd out to the highway department somewhere in the South to chew down the kudzu. Then he'd shear [the animals] and sell it for wool. I thought it was such a cool idea that I decided I wanted to retire and have a goat farm."
She is a former marketing copywriter and greeting card writer who found the writing "soul-crushing" and turned to farming for a more meaningful existence. "I never thought I wanted to be a farmer -- that was Christian's crazy idea -- but he lured me in with the promise that I could make food for people."
They started Blue Heron farm seven years ago. Christian explains, "You can't tell people for like, a decade, that you want a goat farm and then not do it so -- here we are."
You can find Blue Heron Farm cheese for sale at Revival Market, Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers Market and Rice Farmers Market. Menus at restaurants such as Down House, Haven and Sparrow also feature Blue Heron Farm products.More »