Kauai’s Only Dairy Hit With Public
KAUAI, Hawaii — The 40 goats at Kauai’s only dairy have become a hit with families visiting Kunana Farm — 15 acres dedicated to sustainable farming and certified organic produce.
From their goats’ milk, Ryan Wooton and his family make eight varieties of cheese and soap, shampoo, lotion and conditioner.
Guests can taste anything that catches their eye as they stroll the grounds, which contains gardens, orchards, beehives and a jungle that’s home to 70 free-range chickens. Wooton says the highlight is a stop at the goat pens, where curious caprines nibble on branches brought by visitors.
At least 100 kids are born at the dairy every year between February and May. Only five females are kept for breeding and milking purposes; the rest are sold.
“Visitors on one tour saw twin goats being born right before their eyes,” said Wooton, noting many people have lived in Hawaii all their lives and have never seen a farm.