Hello from Cocolalla! We’re Sara Marshall and Steve Stevick, the cheesemakers, farmers, dreamers, owners, milkers and caretakers at Eagle’s Dell Farm. Yes, we work hard, but this life is truly our passion.
As cheesemakers, our style reflects our personalities… adventurous, spontaneous, and creative. We love exploring and making a wide variety of fresh, ripened, aged and dried cheeses using recipes we’ve gathered from around the globe, and occasionally (sometimes by accident!) we’ll come up with our own creations to add to the mix. We love the rich history behind some of the cheeses we discover, and due to the varying and sometimes lengthy aging times for each cheese type, you’ll find a different selection from week to week depending upon what’s mature and ready in the “cheese cave”.
Having both goats and cows that we personally milk daily on our farm, we’re able to monitor the changing milk of the seasons (or breed) and match our creations to sync well with the butterfat and quantity of our milk. We’re careful to feed our girls only the highest quality alfalfa and grass hay, along with some specifically blended grain for our milking team, which keeps them all healthy and producing lots of sweet, butterfat-rich and creamy milk for us. Our farm management practices focus on clean, natural, preventative care, so our animals are healthy, happy, pampered producers.
Our small farm started as a dream almost a decade ago, and it’s grown from a handful of goats just a couple years ago to peaking at over 50 goats during kidding season, including Mini Nubians, Nubians, Lamanchas, and Nigerian Dwarf, along with our latest addition of two beautiful Dutch Belted Cows and a calf. We also have a garden and small, young orchard to produce some of the fabulous fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables we’ll offer in our bundles as available.
Visit our website to learn more about us, see photos of our farm, and in the off-season you can still get our handcrafted cheeses with our local pick-up or in-state shipping options. We were so honored and excited to make this our market home, and become an active part of this wonderful community here at Kootenai County Farmer’s Market! We look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you!
Juaquetta has been selling her hand spun yarns at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Markets since 2006. The wool and alpaca she uses are sourced from small, local farms. She does all the processing herself — from washing the wool and dyeing, to spinning it into one-of-a-kind rustic yarns.
She also creates knit and crochet patterns for her yarns. In her booth you will find a rainbow of unique yarn, as well as hats, scarves, and shawls — all handmade by Juaquetta.
She learned to spin yarn in 1992 while living in Minnesota, and her BS degree in Home Economics from Iowa State University, gives a good foundation.
Her workshop is located on the Washington-Idaho state line, and looks out over the north Idaho mountains. As she spins, she watches the sky over the mountains — from sunrise to sunset, cloudy and clear skies, the view is always amazing. Inspiration comes from life. Every colorway of her yarn has a story, stop by her market booth and she will share a few with you!
Products: Hand spun yarn; knit, crochet and handwoven hats, scarves, mitts, shawls, and more. Free pattern with yarn purchase!
My name is Randy and I grew up in the Midwest and have been a plant nut since around age seven. I retired from the Marine Corps and that provided me an opportunity to visit many countries and meet interesting people. It also gave me the chance to check out some very extraordinary plants. I was able to propagate and grow many strange and beautiful plants in my off time while stationed in various parts of the world.
My passion is succulents and cacti, but I also really enjoy houseplants, tropicals and carnivorous plants…the freakier, the better!
This season I will have air plants, Strings of Pearls, Dolphins, Hearts, Teardrops, and Turtles, Venus Flytraps, Voodoo Lilies, Zig Zag Cactus, some hard to find Hoya varieties, and I might have a Pink Princess Philodendron or two. That is in addition to over 120 other varieties of succulents, houseplants and tropicals that I grow.
I also put together plant displays in the form of terrariums, terra cotta pots and bowls, and am creative with incorporating plants in repurposing vintage items. I make a product called the Knotty Cube which is a unique planter box containing succulents not only growing out of the top, but out of knot holes in the sides as well. I also make the Propagation Station which is designed to root your plant cuttings. Other unique items I manufacture include birdhouses with succulents planted on the roof, wooden boxes to insert 4″ potted plants into, living wall art frames containing plants to hang on your wall, custom wooden crates, and picnic tables for chickens and squirrels.
I love talking plants and enjoy hearing stories of your progress in growing your cuttings . Please stop by and check out the unique things I have to offer.
My inventory is always changing so be sure to check back weekly. You never know what you will find in my booth.