'There Is Fresh, Raw Nigerian Pygmy Goat's Milk In The Fridge'

Jul 29, 2014

How very public radio of us.
How very public radio of us.
Credit Screenshot by Keva Andersen

The subject headline of producer Matthew Streib's email was irresistibly public radio: "There is fresh raw Nigerian pygmy goat's milk in the fridge." 

Left Foot Farm owner Jeremy Foust holding two goats.
Left Foot Farm owner Jeremy Foust holding two goats.
Credit KUOW Photo/Matthew Streib

Typically we hear about free doughnuts on the filing cabinet near Ross Reynold's desk, so we asked Matthew to explain.

He got the goat's milk on assignment, he told us when we bumped into him in the Green Room, for a segment that is scheduled to air on The Record on Friday. He got the milk at Left Foot Farm, a 25-acre farm in Eatonville, in the foothills of Mount Rainier where they raise about 100 adorable dwarf goats. 

What are the benefits to drinking fresh Nigerian dwarf goat milk?

Women who can’t breastfeed use it as an alternative to store-bought. Apparently, goats’ digestive systems are very close to our own.

What does it taste like?

It’s very creamy. It tastes like half and half.

Have you had any takers?

No one seems to have had any but me.

(On Instagram, a friend of KUOW's commented on our screenshot of Matthew's email: "I am lactose intolerant and have no problems with goat milk. Also think it tastes sweeter and has a thicker consistency on the tongue compared to cow's milk.")