We help people looking for easy to digest, healthy goat dairy find the perfect products that will serve their bodies and increase their quality of life. Have you ever wondered what is in your food, have questions about how the animals are kept, fed and treated, or have dairy that doesn’t agree with your digestive system?
Us too. An inability to digest “grocery store” dairy products, a misalignment of values of large scale dairy farming and processing and a desire to improve our agricultural land led us to create River’s Edge Goat Dairy.
After a lifetime of living with family that had environmental allergies, severe asthma, food allergies and sensitivities to skin care products Katie Normet created River’s Edge Goat Dairy. She started in 2001 with 20 milking goats and now a herd of 75 produce milk used to create a variety of products such as goat milk soaps and lotions, goat milk, kefir, yogurt and over 25 varieties of cheese to fill the need for food that will not irritate the body. Grass-fed and slowly handmade with care are how the magic is created at River’s Edge Goat Dairy.
“Seeing the goats outside eating grass, relaxing in the sun or playing with each other fills my heart. I know this is how food is supposed to be made.” - Katie
Since 2005, we have helped hundreds of people like you, by providing the nutrition needed to become healthier and live a more vibrant life. If you have Chrone’s, cancer, food allergies, skin irritations, digestive issues, or perhaps only a desire for better food, you can count on us to be here year after year, producing high quality nutritious food for you. When you visit, your spirit and heart will connect with the land, animals and people that create your food. Imagine how great you will feel walking around the farm yard seeing the animals or perhaps strolling through our pine forest and down to the river. What will your children or grand children learn when they see a newborn kid goat or the fields where food is grown?
Choosing your dairy products off the grocery store shelf by reading labels and guessing which product will help you is the old way. This does not work anymore. To find certainty and connection with where your food comes from, purchase from a farm with full transparency where you can see the land, see the love and care given to the animals and talk directly to those who produce your food.
There are three ways to purchase from us:
- Self serve in our on-farm store.
- Purchase online and have products delivered to your door.
- Become a member and connect with us even more.
Come visit our farm! Dress for the weather, go for a walk, see the animals and purchase some cheese, milk, kefir or perhaps some goat milk soaps, honey or any of our other products in our farm store. Did we mention our new business, The Goat Farm Chocolate Factory Inc? Yes! We have chocolate with goat milk too!
Don’t come expecting to interact with a person. We are busy farming the land, milking goats and making food. Our days are long and we are committed to working every day of the week producing exceptional food for you!
If you would like to interact and learn more from us about our farm, meet the animals and learn about becoming a member, join our email list for details about free group visits, zoom meets and special events.
Can’t wait to try our products? Shop in our online store and have products delivered to your door in a refrigerated truck!
We are genuine
We are genuinely connected to the land and animals that produce our food. Our mission is to connect YOU to our farm and better food!
What is going on
We have LOTS of products available online and in our farm store.
Cheeses, meats, eggs, soaps, lotions and more!
We are local
Located just outside Arthur, Ontario, we are a 90 minute drive from the GTA.
Our focus is the health of the land and our animals. Our goal is to make the BEST most nutritious, authentic food possible
Katie Normet and Will Makxam
Katie and Will met as children growing up in Oakville, Ontario. In 1992 Will headed to Mc Master University to acquire a degree in Economics and in 1993, Katie was off to the University of Guelph to acquire a degree in Agricultural Sciences. 18 years later the two reconnected, brought together their unique skills and experiences and Will joined Katie at River's Edge Goat Dairy.
The primary driving force for Katie and Will is to demonstrate there is an alternative way to farm and produce food. Constant and neverending improvement drives Katie and Will forward. They are always learning, always improving in everything they do from goat management to land management to crafting incredible cheeses.
If the driving force is improvement then the focus of that drive is you.
Katie and Will produce products for you that they feel you will love and enjoy. They also invite you to come to River's Edge Goat Dairy and connect to the land, animals and people who produce your goat dairy products.
Support of this farm and other farms like River's Edge Goat Dairy is powerful. We can change our food system to better our environment, communities and our health. River's Edge Goat Dairy is proof that food can be produced in different ways that benefit us now and for future generations to come.
Get To Know Us
The most important part of what we do is bring you exceptional cheeses. We bring you the absolute best around. Our cheeses will delight your palate and be the perfect compliment to your dishes or wine. The integrity of the product is critical to us. All cheese needs to meet our high standards. You are sure to come back to us again and again as we have worked hard to make sure to offer you the best. Customers have commented time and time again on the quality of cheese that they receive from us.