The Farm has Seen Many Changes Over the Years
but the Farmer never ages
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Weaver started working with Louise and her goats in early 2010.
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.
Chickens made their appearance on the Farm.
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.
Dairy Share is in full swing at the Farm. Goat milk is used to make cheese, yogurt, soap, and lotions.
Renovations are completed on the new commercial kitchen.
New website created and launched by Webmaster Extraordinaire Tracy Rijken
Amanda Weaver is named the Countess of the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival.
31 Dec 2018
The boy goats were taken from their mowing job site. The town of Wheat Ridge is devastated.
Willie kicks off the new grazing herd at 5 Fridges Farm.
Another adopted little boy. Welcome home Arlo!
The City of Wheat Ridge announced the appointment of Amanda Weaver to City Council Member for District III at the City Council Meeting on March 4, 2019. Weaver will fill the vacancy opened when Council member Tim Fitzgerald resigned in February.