The entrepreneur is busy providing fresh eggs, dairy, and produce in season. “We want to provide everything for the kitchen table, if we can,” says Joe. “But the season doesn’t span the whole year, and our business needs to.”
So Bates has developed a line of goat soaps and lotions using by products of the operation and is continuing to experiment with new product lines. “It’s driven by customer demand.” Expansion goals for Bates Family Farm include the purchase of property and expand into a large goat dairy and eventually establish national distribution for our goats milk based skin care products.
“Our region has a lot to offer,” says Joe. “And in growing a business, I want to provide some quality jobs and help to make it an even better place. There’s no reason we can’t do this.”