Established in southern Albemarle County in 2007, Caromont Farm is a hyper-local endeavor that has won national acclaim. Chefs Gail Hobbs-Page and Daniel Page turned their home and farm into a farmstead goat operation, where the goats are born and milked on the farm. The goats are lovingly referred to as “Caromont Gals,” and their most recent kidding endeavor flooded national media markets when Caromont made a call for volunteers to snuggle their baby goats. In the late winter of 2016, about 90 baby goats, or kids, were born on the farm, requiring a lot of attention and maintenance. Caromont was overwhelmed with the response from volunteers from far and wide who wanted to help the bottle feed and snuggle the kids. You can read more about snuggling kids here (and see our staff snuffling and bottle feeding below!).