Our Approach

Sustainability is critical.

Goats are more efficient (we're attaining 46% dress weights), have smaller hoofprints (meaning less soil compaction), and are more nutritious and flavorful (likened to beef with venison overtones) than typical meat choices. But the US market has been dominated by beef, pork, and chicken ever since marketing associations became the norm. Every other country in the world has a long tradition of goat meat, and, indeed, many families traditionally raised goats as part of every homestead due to the hardiness, efficiency, and quality of meat. Ergo, we seek to grow the American goat meat market and help stem the tide of imported goat to meet that need.

Eggs often take a long time to get to your plate. The eggs on your local grocer's shelf may be up to 60 days old, resulting in watery egg whites, pale yellow yolks, and thin weak shells. We have happy chickens doing what chickens love to do--scratching around in woods and pastures. We supplement our chickens' foraging with a high omega-3 feed, resulting in eggs that have higher omega-3 concentrations. The flavor and richness of farm fresh, pastured, brown eggs is not to be underestimated.

In addition to these two mainstays, we are working with passive agriculture patches, aquaponics, fungiculture (stump mushrooms), and agritourism.

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Meet the Farm

Longlane is a family farm owned and operated by the fifth generation to live on the land.

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Julie M. Hall

Julie has over 20 years of experience in medical billing, insurance, and Information Technology management. Longlane Farm offers a chance to unplug from the junction of public policy, technology infrastructure management, and human resource management. Aside from that, Julie enjoys the chickens.

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Adam C. Hall

Adam has over 20 years of experience in education research. He's written reports and books and conducted evaluations and research  studies on public schools nationwide. Longlane Farm is a chance to build something for future generations and an opportunity to serve as a good steward of the land. Adam completed the Clemson University South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program with Honors in 2017. Adam likes the goats.

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The Boys

The youngest members of the family. Responsible for egg collection, goat petting, and fish feeding. The older likes the chickens. The younger likes the goats.