Learn how a small time producer spearheaded America’s goat cheese segment.
When Mary Keehn, a single mother of four and self-proclaimed serious hippie, adopted two of her neighbor’s goats back in the 70s, she didn’t have a business plan, or any plan, to start her own business.
“My start was serendipic and an offshoot of the land movement of the 60s and 70s,” she says. “Back then, I made my kids’ clothes, had a big garden and raised goats for milk with which I made cheeses.”
It wasn’t until 1983 that Keehn created Cypress Grove with a $10,000 loan from her family.Continue reading →