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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

GRADE A Goat dairy in class of its own


January 2, 2020

Aliya Hall/The Chronicle

Shari Reyna is co-owner of Ferns' Edge Dairy in Lowell. The farmstead has been in business for almost 50 years.

LOWELL - It's not easy being a farmstead dairy in 2019. Shari Reyna, co-owner of Ferns' Edge Dairy in Lowell, has been in the business for almost 50 years with her partner and they have never paid themselves a dime.

"Most readers would say we're crazy," she said. "I don't think we're crazy ... we felt it was worth doing."

Ferns' Edge Dairy is a dairy goat farm that produces milk and cheese directly on the farm. The dairy has over 30 different varieties and flavors of cheese, and is the only Oregon dairy to be Grade A certified to sell raw goat's milk to stores.

Originally, Reyna wasn't pla...

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