Welcome to the Flatwater Creamery home page.
No matter how you slice it, we are all about the cheese......goat cheese, or rather cheese made from goats milk. Call us cheesy, but we love the stuff.......and we want to share the good stuff with you! (After all, we have found "the good life" here in Overton, Nebraska)
We are a licensed Grade A Dairy and Cheese Processing Facility. We offer a variety of natural products, including pasteurized goat's milk, a variety of cheeses, yogurt, keifer, and goat meat.
A beautiful view on the farm after a storm.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, our family was led to the goat industry by our Awesome Creator!
Legend has it that a certain book (The Year of the Goat), was given to Chane Bidwell by some friends in Colorado a few years back. Shortly thereafter, the Lord began opening doors of the goat culture for the Bidwell family.
Their paths would cross with 2 special mentors (Edie and Vicky) from Gill, Colorado, who mentored the Bidwell's in the beginning. They brought a wealth of knowledge and helped lay the foundation for things to come.
A simple want ad on Craigslist, for an acreage in Nebraska was placed. The only response was from a gentleman who ended up offering and selling us our current property in Overton, Nebraska.
A lot of trial and error, sweat and blood occurred along the way, but the Lord has clearly blessed our efforts here, and we give him all the glory.
With Him, the journey has been an amazing adventure, bringing us closer to Him and our community here in Nebraska. In our hearts and minds we are dedicated to producing only the best product money can buy.
Our family is commited to raising our animals naturally. We strive to stay away from vaccines and antibiotics, herbicides and pesticides.
With the Lord's help and leading, we have made it thus far. With His continued guidance, we will continue to press on. We love the Lord, He loves us, and we all love our animals, which are daily reminders of the beauty of His creation.
Chane Bidwell with a baby (kid) goat.
In our spare time we enjoy hunting and fishing. We also like to poke around for gold in California and Oregon. We dredge underwater and find lots of interesting things!
We are very blessed to be stewards of meat and dairy goats. We milk twice a day and we enjoy the one-on-one relationships we have with our girls (and boys).
Our family started working on our new facilities in October of 2010. We have been making cheese for a couple years and it has been an amazing adventure. We are excited to get our Feta, Chevre, Soft Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Yogurt and Milk into stores and establishments in Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Kearney, Lexington, Lincoln, Omaha, and Ravenna.
We continue to work on contracts with other stores in Nebraska and we will update this site as new locations are added. You can find a current list of locations that provide our product on the FAQ's page. We are hoping to expand into Colorado in the near future.
The security crew on duty at Flatwater Creamery.
We are open for business.....you can reach us at (308)-987-2208