Baby Goat Meet and Greet at Beekman 1802 Farm

Don’t kid yourself, you like watching silly baby goats as much as the next person.

If you try to say you’ve never come across a cache of baby goat videos online and thoroughly enjoyed yourself, you’re probably lying, because if you’ve ever seen baby goats, you know how adorable they are and how they instantly boost your mood.

What if I told you there’s a big red barn on a beautiful farm out in the country, about an hour’s drive from the Capital Region, filled with baby goats just waiting for you visit them?

My favorite goat farm, Beekman 1802 Farm, in Sharon Springs, NY, is opening the barn doors on two Sundays in March and invites you to get your baby goat on.



Check it out on Facebook, too.


What started as a weekend country home for a NYC couple, Beekman 1802 has turned into one of the fastest growing lifestyle brands in the country, thanks in part to a herd of unsuspecting goats and their fearless leader, Farmer John. Think: Martha Stewart meets The Simple Life, with Muck Boots and a 200 year-old mansion. Their Instagram feed will give any Pinterest board a run for its money, and their impeccable style, range of farm-inspired beauty products, green thumb, and culinary skills prove the boys really goat it goin’ on in general.

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, partners in business and life, own the brand and, were, according to Josh, “those obnoxious Manhattanites who rented a car and put on our best plaid and went apple-picking.”

Their fairytale dairytale began as city slickers moving to the country, complete with a brief stint on reality TV documenting it all. One fall day, they drove to upstate New York for the weekend, and got lost in Sharon Springs; population: 547. They were charmed by the former spa town and stayed overnight. On the way out of town, they spotted a property for sale called Beekman Farm and bought it as a weekend getaway…

Guys, I could write at least ten blog posts on the Fabulous Beekman Boysbut since this post is strictly baby goat-focused, I won’t dive too deeply into their amazing story, but I suggest you do your homework, and we will revisit them at a later date, trust me.

In the meantime, hit the road and head to Beekman 1802 Farm to escape the Capital Region for the day. Visit the farm, meet the baby goats, and have your mood catapulted into the afterlife. You’ll be pretty drained from all the petting and smiling so much you’ll need some lunch, so hit up downtown Sharon Springs for a snack and some shopping. I highly recommend the Curry Chicken Salad at the Black Cat Cafe – it’s literally the best I’ve ever had. And no trip to town is complete without a stop at the Beekman 1802 Mercantile, where the farm comes to life.

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