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Merlin Backus and Rebecca Velazquez started Barn First Creamery, located in Westfield Vermont, in 2013 on part of the Backus family farm. In the beginning they hand-milked a small herd of Alpine goats and made small batches of cheese in the farmhouse kitchen. In 2016, with a growing herd and growing demand, the whole family of goats and people moved into a new barn and processing facility. Barn First Creamery produces bottled milk and aged goat cheese entirely from their herd of over thirty milking goats. All of the goats are pastured when the weather allows and their milk tastes like the fields and woods of Westfield, Vermont. The goats are milked seasonally, with a resting period every winter when the animals get ready for kidding in March. Merlin and Rebecca emphasize their dedication to the farm, stating “we love our animals and we work every day, year-round to keep them in optimal health and good production. We believe that great cheese begins with great milk and tasty milk speaks for itself.”