We are open by appointment only for small private individual events, school groups, and corporate team building opportunities. Please visit our events & classes page to purchase tickets for one of our public events.
Welcome to Gretta’s Goats – currently offering a wide variety of educational farm classes and events along with seasonal farmstead goat milk cheeses, goat milk soaps, raw honey and pasture raised chicken eggs. Our goats and chickens rotationally graze on organically managed pastures in beautiful Northern Illinois.
Gretta’s Goats is a locally crafted artisan soap that is made with moisturizing farm fresh goat milk, organic sustainable vegetable and essential oils. The soap is carefully crafted in small batches utilizing the cold-process method of soap making. Gretta’s dairy goats are milked seasonally and graze on twenty five acres of organically managed pasture at Short Leg Farm.
Gretta’s farmstead creamery, apiary and soap workshop is located in the small Midwestern community of Pecatonica, Illinois. Nestled on a hilltop prairie the abundance of wildflowers, prairie grasses, and wildlife provide the inspiration for the natural artisan soap and cheese.
Gretta’s Soap is for people who are looking for products that are locally made, that exclude artificial colors and synthetic fragrances, and that are environmentally friendly. Gretta’s Goat Milk Soap is safe and gentle for children and people with the most sensitive skin due to a chemical free recipe.
We are proud to be certified Animal Welfare Approved. Its standards have been developed in collaboration with scientists, veterinarians, researchers, and farmers across the globe to maximize practicable, high welfare management. The basic principle of all of the standards is that animals must be able to behave naturally and be in a state of physical and psychological well-being. The label ensures the integrity of sustainable family farms and high animal welfare practices.
Gretta’s Goats was featured in the fall edition of Edible Chicago Magazine, Crate and Barrel’s Late Spring 2014 catalog, and on Oprah.com as a perfect present. Gretta’s farm fresh goat milk soap was carried nationwide in Crate and Barrel stores.