Holly Iossa is allergic to cows milk, so about three ago, she asked her husband to find a good source for goats milk.
A few weeks later, he says to me Ive found a good source for goat milk, she said.
It turns out that her husband had bought a goat.
Today, the couple has 14 goats.
I milk them. We breed them. I make soap and lotion and lip balm from their milk, she said.
And on Saturday, she was at the Downtown Dalton Farmers Market selling those products.
Because of her allergies, Iossa says she cant use commercial lotions and soaps. But she says that many people without allergies come to prefer natural alternatives made from goats milk.
It has a lot of vitamins and healing properties. People who have tried it have told me theyll never go back to commercial products, she said.
Iossa has been coming to the Saturday market since it opened earlier this summer.
Ive really enjoyed it. I get to meet a lot of new people and make new customers, she said.
Tony Scoggins has been coming to the Dalton farmers market for the past four years to sell homegrown produce.
Weve been doing this for seven years, but this is our fourth ...