The Farm has seen many changes over the years
Five Fridges Farm was originally known as West Wing Farm. Earnestine and Walt Williams owned this acreage from the 1930’s to the mid 1990’s where they raised steer, hogs, chickens, and later goats.
Amanda purchased the farm and moved in to the renovated farm home and adopted the new name after being warned that goat’s milk will require a lot of refrigeration as refrigerators of all ages and sizes were removed from the house during the renovation.
Renovations are completed on the new commercial kitchen.
Farm purchased by Louise Turner, a long-time Wheat Ridge resident and farm neighbor. Louise raised generations of milk goats on the farm from the Earnestine’s original herd.
Chickens made their appearance on the Farm.
Since Earnestine’s time at the farm, city has grown up around it, creating a truly unique opportunity for “urban agriculture” as apartments, houses, condos and a school surround the farm. There is a pond, a year-round creek, and fields with beautiful views of the mountains. Earnestine called it her “heaven on earth.” We couldn’t agree more. There is healthy space for animals to graze, plants to grow, water to run, and wildlife to roam and fly.
5 Fridges Farm works with the City of Wheat Ridge to test weather or not goats could be used to mow invasive weeds in the right-of-ways bordering the farm. The 'live mowers" worked out so well that the the city and the farm expanded the grazing weed management to other parts of the city.
Amanda Weaver started working with Louise and her goats in early 2010.
Dairy Share is in full swing at the Farm. Goat milk is used to make cheese, yogurt, soap, and lotions.