Ninety Years of Mt. Capra

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Ninety years!

For ninety years the history of Mt.Capra has been a part of Western Washington history.

Ninety years!

In 1928 a farmer by the name of Melvin Eggars opened Briar Hills Dairy and specialized in making premium raw goat milk cheeses.  After some intensive study and experimentation he also branched out and began making a whey extract, WHEX, a product which tapped into the superior nutritional value of goat milk whey.

In 1985, Mr. Eggars decided to retire from farming, so he sold his farm to a young, altruistic, enthusiastic farmer by the name of Frank Stout.  Frank immediately changed the name of the farm to Mt. Capra (capra being Italian for ‘goat’), and changed the name of WHEX to Capra Mineral Whey, and the Mt. Capra signature product was begun.

And in 2003, Frank’s first son, Joe Stout, decided to make Mt. Capra his life’s ambition.

Since then, Mt. Capra has expanded its product line to include probiotics, ghee, protein supplements, creams, soaps, colostrums, cleansing supplements, and other items designed for the growing supplement market.

Ninety years . . . the same farm . . . the same attention to detail . . . and the same belief in the words “wellness shaped by goat milk.”

There is something to be said about that kind of history.  In a world now dominated by agriculture corporations, mammoth entities which swallow up small farms and make products of convenience, farms like Mt. Capra have ignored the buyout offers and continue to cling to the belief that customers will support quality products.  Made in America, using methods passed down from father to son, Mt.Capra beautifully captures the spirit of a time when American products represented the highest quality of production. Back in 1928, Made in American stood for something. People all over the world wanted products made in America . . .

Is that still true today?

It is at Mt. Capra!


Mt. Capra is a small, family-run farm in the Pacific Northwest which, for nearly a century, has been producing premium whole foods and nutritional products from goat milk. Our grass-fed goats graze on pesticide-free and chemical-free forage 365 days a year. No hormones or antibiotics are used to increase production.

“Wellness shaped by goat’s milk”



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