What is in a name?
At 30 degrees latitude and -86 longitude, Goat Island Farm is rooted between the Gulf of Mexico to the south and the Choctawhatchee Bay to the north. The farm is hedged by an eclectic collection of artists and bohemians where roosters crow, swings grow out of trees, and friends and neighbors wave on the rutted dirt road. Coastal scrub, wet prairie, swamplands, and longleaf pine forests meander to give the farm a unique geography. It’s a special spot.
But why Goat Island? Two reasons:
First, our goats of course! Mia and Stockings are our resident does, and their daily antics cause us to pause and remember to take life both less seriously and less for granted! We're excited to welcome a few new kids to the farm in this spring!
The second reason relates to the history of this region. Choctawhatchee Bay is dotted with little islands which emerge from the waterway. One of the larger islands, only a stones throw away from the farm, is called"Goat Island." We named our farm after it to celebrate and connect with our history and community.