Welcome to Ivory Oak!
I'm Mary Anne Duren, and I founded Ivory Oak Heritage Farm in 2012. We are a growing goat dairy in Austin, MN specializing in producing the finest raw goat milk we can for our goat milk soap products.
We have a strong emphasis on organic management and our goats (and chickens!) are raised with sustainable and regenerative farming practices at the forefront of what we do.
As a kid, I was sick frequently and suffered from chronic stomach aches & digestive issues, congestion, and was sick more often than the average kid. We ate regular food and didn't think anything of the phrase "you are what you eat". We were normal.
But when conventional medicine stopped helping us "get better", we found the alternative medicine of homeopathy and the power of diet to promote health and wellness. I was sensitive to cow dairy, so it was at that young age that I was introduced to goat dairy products.
Because of my background, I knew that when I started my farm we were going to do things a little differently. We were going to be a farm that connected people to sustainable products. A place committed to inspiring better care of the earth, the animals, ourselves, and each other.