BIG PICTURE FARM
TALKING WITH LOUISA CONRAD, co-founder/owner
AT A GLANCE
Business Start Date: 2010
Describe Your Business: We have a small goat dairy and farmstead confectionery in southern Vermont.
What Are You Best Known For: Goat milk caramels. The most popular flavor is Sea Salt and Vanilla, then there’s a three-way tie—Brown Butter Bourbon, Raspberry-Rhubarb, and Chai flavors.
Top 3 Business Milestones:
- Winning four gold SOFIs* for the caramels—in 2012, 2015 (two), and 2016
- Running a financially sustainable farm
- Being able to provide employees with a manageable wage
What’s Your “Secret Sauce” (Why/How have you achieved success?)
Our goat milk is so delicious. It’s our magical ingredient. We use fresh raw creamy milk from our own herd of happy, healthy free-grazing goats.
(*SOFIs are Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation awards given by the Specialty Food Association.)