central-coast

Harley Farms Goat Dairy

Harley Farms is a restored 1910 dairy farm, with 200 alpine goats on nine acres of pasture in Pescadero, California. The farm grew from six pet goats to today’s herd, with their delicious, critically-acclaimed cheese. In 2011 they purchased the neighboring fields with an historic barn, a hidden orchard and an overgrown garden which is being restored.

The Harley Farms chevre, fromage blanc, ricotta and feta cheeses have been consistent winners at the American Cheese Society awards, and hold two international World Cheese Show medals.

Visitors may stroll into the farm to see goats and llamas in paddocks and pastures. In the spring, there are often lively babies in Tony’s Pen and in the picnic field corral. Don’t miss the hayloft with our magnificent fir table and carved chairs, where parties and farm dinners are hosted. The Cheese Shop at the dairy features  ricotta, feta, chevre and fromage blanc cheeses, plus a luxurious range of goat milk lotions and soaps, jellies and honey. Make a picnic basket and relax at the outdoor tables.

Tours

Season: Year-Round

How to Book: Online

You are welcome to visit without booking a tour.

Harley Farms is open for farm tours and events in their atmospheric restored hayloft and larger private barns. Tours feature goats with their guardian llamas out in their pasture and inside their loafing barn and milking parlor. Bring farm-ready footwear and be prepared to be nibbled!

Please contact Harley Farms to reserve private tours and dinners, corporate events and school visits.

The Cheese Shop at the dairy features ricotta, feta, chevre and fromage blanc cheeses, with jellies, jams, spices and herb oils from the farm kitchen. There are local farm eggs and jars of honey, pottery and hand-carved cheese knives, and plenty of souvenir farm clothing.

Tours take two hours. Limited parking; no pets on the farm.

Visit Any Time

Unscheduled visits with the family are encouraged. Enjoy wandering the main farm corral to watch the babies in kidding season, and check out the edible flower gardens and hayloft. There are picnic tables in the field near the donkey pen, with plenty of space.

Weekend Tours

Saturday and Sunday at 11am, and Friday at 1pm; $25 per person. Tours offer more background on dairy farming and the history of Harley Farms. These tours are NOT recommended for young children (though they are welcome on unscheduled trips, especially during kidding season where there will be pens with baby goats). Sunday tours are adult-only, with more time for questions and discussion.

School Groups

Thursdays only. Tour features the goat herd with their guardian llamas in the pasture, loafing barn and milking parlor. Tours for two classes on the same day are possible, but not concurrently. $500 for 25 people including chaperones, or $25/person to a maximum of 30 people. They will not be able to offer the group cheese - but welcome groups to take advantage of the picnic tables.

Private Tours

Private tours of the farm are available, and include visiting the edible garden, goat pasture, loafing barn and milking parlor. $500 for parties up to 20 people during the week, or $600 for a 1pm tour on Saturday or Sunday. $25/extra person to a maximum of 25 people.