Over the past 80 years, Borgman’s Dairy Farm has earned a well established history in the Kansas City dairy industry. This Grade A farmstead, goat dairy, and creamery is just minutes from downtown Kansas City. Started in 1935 by the current owner’s, Randy and Dr. Janet Smith, grandmother, the farm has always been family owned.
Husband and wife team Randy and Dr. Janet Smith are the current owners of Borgman’s Dairy Farm. Janet has a PhD and MBA. She is also a veteran of the United States Army. Randy is a Chemist, Physicist and Quality Engineer. Together, their experience and education allows them to combine artisan practices with scientific and high-tech methods to create safe, healthy, and delicious dairy products.
Borgman’s has always been a farmstead dairy. Farmstead means that the products sold come from the farmer’s herd of animals. Because Borgman’s products come directly from their goats, customers get reassurance that they are buying the freshest, best quality dairy products. The owners control milk quality from start to finish. Also, all of Borgman’s products are pasteurized and/or cooked.
Borgman’s Dairy Farm has provided two jars of their Salted Caramel and Bourbon flavored cajetas for the Ultimate Kansas City Hotspot Giveaway. You can find the link below. Goat milk caramel sauce, or Cajeta, is a Mexican confection of thickened sweet caramelized goat’s milk. Borgman’s Dairy Farm makes cajeta from the milk of healthy and happy goats raised on the farm. First they heat the goat’s milk to a simmer, add a pinch of baking soda (for caramelization), and then continually stir it over high heat until it reduces to a creamy, yet slightly tangy caramel sauce. No shortcuts allowed! It takes several hours to make each batch of cajeta. Because the milk changes with the seasons, the milk is carefully observed as it reduces into the freshest form of caramel sauce. Borgman’s Dairy Farm is just one of a handful of dairies producing cajeta and is the only grade A goat dairy in Kansas City manufacturing it.
Borgman’s herd consist of 200 registered alpine and lamancha goats Each one produces about one gallon of milk per day. The Borgman’s Dairy Farm goats receive great housing, food, and medical care. In return they give Borgman’s the use of their milk. Their offspring provides the sustainable continuation of a fresh milk supply for future years.
The Smiths plan to move the Farmstead Creamery to an Urban Creamery in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, MO. The new Borgman’s Dairy Farm Urban Creamery will support small local farmers by purchasing milk to make artisan cheeses and specialty dairy products for the local, national, and international marketplace.
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