Mystery Bay Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
PO Box 285
Nordland, Washington, 98358

Primary Contact: Rachael Van Laanen
Primary Phone:
    Number: 360-774-0675


Internship information
General Farm Description: Mystery Bay Farm is a small scale goat dairy located on the Olympic Peninsula on Marrowstone Island. We’re entering our 15th year as a licensed, Grade A Dairy. We have a herd of 25 Alpine goats. We practice rotational grazing on surrounding acreage and make all our own grass hay for the non-pasture months. Our dairy produces cheese, yogurt and Cajeta (goat’s milk caramel sauce) for the local market.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: March 1st, 2023
Internship Ends: Fall 2023
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 months

Internship Details:

Employees participate in all aspects of the operation: managing kidding season (births, bottle feeding, etc.), milking, cheese making, pasture and hay, cleaning, packaging and distribution. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, work hard and have humility. Enjoyment of goats, rural living and a family farm culture is necessary.

Educational Opportunities: This is essentially a paid internship

Skills Desired: Will train

Meals: no

Stipend: yes

Housing: Possibly

Preferred method of Contact: email