Here’s an opportunity for you! If you’ve been thinking about taking a big leap into your future, this might be the time to buy an award-winning goat dairy in North Carolina. Goat Lady has won many ribbons at the American Cheese Society Competition (and we taste their cheeses every time we go). It’s a business with a great reputation, a loyal following and a beautiful website.
You can see the make room for yourself in this cute home page video:
We received this e-mail from Steve and Lee Tate, the owners of Goat Lady:
GOAT LADY DAIRY For Sale – Owners Retiring
We are looking for new owners to carry on 20 years of artisan cheese making and on-farm dining.
GOAT LADY DAIRY is a 20 year-old licensed artisan cheese dairy located 25 miles south of Greensboro, NC in rural Randolph County. The business includes:
-A diverse product line of award winning goat and cow milk artisan cheeses
-A nationally recognized trademarked brand
– Original recipes
-FSMA compliant Food Safety Plan approved by Third Party Audit
– National reach through six weekly food distributors
-Customers include Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Harris Teeter, Lowes, Food Lion and many other specialty food stores and restaurants
-Selling at two local farmers markets for 20 years
-Shipping directly to 45 Wholesale customers
-Sales have doubled since 2012
-On-Farm Dining business: DINNER AT THE DAIRY Washington Post Review
-5600 active contacts on GLD mailing list and 6000 followers on Face Book, Instagram and Twitter
The business offered for sale with:
-9900 sq. ft. fully equipped licensed creamery for cheese production, aging, packaging and storage
-3000 sq. ft. dining room and licensed commercial kitchen
-41 acres farm land and organic gardens with 30 acre hardwood forest under Forest Management Plan
-200 yr. old 3 bedroom 1 bath restored log farmhouse and out buildings
-Proprietor is available for transition to new owners if desired
-The terms and conditions of the sale are open to negotiation
The business is offered for sale because the owners wish to retire. After 15 years operating as a lifestyle business GLD owners began working with consultants four years ago to enact a strategic exit plan. In early 2013 major expansion increased capacity fourfold. Production and sales have more than doubled since that time.
GLD is one of the oldest, largest and most recognized artisan cheese businesses in the South. We produce high quality artisan cheese using fresh milk and curd from local family farms. Our unique niche is the ability to produce the quantity and format required by large and small customers alike. GLD is an S Corporation equally owned by Steve Tate and Lee Tate.
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