HISTORY OF SWEET LAND FARM
In 2010 what started as a dream of a young college student to raise goats and produce locally crafted cheese has developed into a fully integrated dairy operation.
Emma wanted to become a part of the local sustainable agriculture movement on Oahu and now Sweet Land Farm produces forage, raises goats and makes delicious award winning cheese.
At Sweet Land Farm we believe that the most magical ingredient to delicious cheese starts with the land. That’s why we work the soil ourselves to grow and harvest fresh high quality forage and cultivate our wide open pastures for grazing. The land and its soil are the foundation for healthy goats, outstanding fresh milk and amazing cheese. Today Sweet Land Farm is part of the movement in Hawaii to achieve food security in our islands.
HOW WE GOT HERE
Emma, a culinary student at Leeward Community College’s culinary arts program, was on her way to being a pastry chef when she fell in love with goats. A three month internship at a local dairy on Maui turned into a full year and was followed by another internship in California. At the same time Emma was completing her culinary degree, the rest of the family – dad Eric, mom Mary and brother Austin started to lay the groundwork for Sweet land Farm.