April 18, 2017: For Immediate Release
Hot off the press - new babies:
HAUTE GOAT FARM - SAVE THE DATES 2017
MAY 13: OPEN HOUSE AND LAUNCH!
APRIL - AUGUST: WORKSHOPS CONTINUING
The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Award recipient Haute Goat is officially opening its new home, Haute Goat Farm on Saturday May 13. Launched three years ago as a premium specialty foods and skincare maker – all offerings made with goat milk – it has taken the huge goat-leap of acquiring and redesigning a 200-acre Agri-destination within an easy drive of the GTA. There will be activities for all ages - a ribbon cutting, goat hugging, chicken feeding, Alpaca shearing, beautiful trails, some delicious snacking and more but for now save the date! The Haute Goat Farm is situated on hill rising above the Ganaraska Valley with breathtaking views of the Northumberland Hills, just one hour east of Toronto near Port Hope. Details to follow.
The farm is a terrific place to explore, discover and be inspired by their Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Alpacas, Icelandic horses, exotic chickens, Apothecary Garden, Shiitake Mushroom Lodge, late summer Sunflower fields, Apiary, children’s area, groomed, nature trails with breathtaking views and an abundance of plant and animal life. Visitors are welcome to stay the day, hike the grounds and just enjoy the fresh air, farm, forest, meadows and the sweet smell of goat and alpaca poop.
The Farm Life Workshops, a series of classes, workshops and other learning opportunities giving insights and hands-on experience in a number of different aspects of farm life - continues!
Please visit http://hautegoat.com/collections/farm-life-workshops for further information, confirmed to date:
SATURDAY APRIL 22 - 11 A.M./ $45/Add a lunch for $20
INTRODUCTION TO KEEPING CHICKENS, GEESE AND DUCKS
So you're thinking of buying some poultry/waterfowl. And you've got all sorts of questions. This super informative two hour workshop, led by acclaimed Heritage breeder Colin Davis of Apricot Valley will answer most of them before you make the leap. He will cover such things as:
-What's the cost to buy them and raise them?
-Can they be profitable?
-What's the best feed program? What are the health issues to be aware of?
-Breeding strategies, egg production and selling eggs.
SATURDAY APRIL 29 - 11 A.M./ $45/ Add a lunch for $20
HOW TO CREATE AN APOTHECARY GARDEN
This workshop will give you a working knowledge of the various kinds of medicinal plants and herbs and what they can do for you. Learn when, how and what to plant. Herb seeds will be available for sale as well.
SATURDAY MAY 20 - 11 A.M./$45/Add a lunch for $20
INTRODUCTION TO GOATS
This workshop will give you a basic understanding on what is involved in raising goats. It will give you an overview of the pros and cons of different breeds, how to maintain a healthy herd, feeding and housing requirements, breeding, costs etc. Led by Debbie Nightingale, partner Haute Goat.
SATURDAY JUNE 3, FRIDAYS JUNE 9 AND JULY 7 - 11 A.M./ $45/Add a lunch for $20
INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING
Have you always dreamed of making your own honey? Or maybe you're just curious to know more about these fascinating creatures. This workshop will give you the ABCs of beekeeping. You will learn many of the common mistakes made (there are many) so new beekeepers can get off on the right foot. Dancing Bee, one of the largest beekeepers in Canada leads the class at Haute Goat. We currently have 30 of their beehives on our farm and you'll have the opportunity to get some hands-on experience and see how a small operation works.
SATURDAY JUNE 10 - 11 A.M./ $45: SOLD OUT
SATURDAY JUNE 24 - 11 A.M./ $45: SOLD OUT
SATURDAYS JULY 8 - 11 A.M./ $45: SOLD OUT
SATURDAY JULY 29 – 11A.M./$45/Add a lunch for $20
MILK A GOAT, MAKE GOAT CHEESE
This is what ‘farm to table’ is all about! Come learn how to milk a goat (one of our Nigerian Dwarf Goats) and then make goat cheese! We will be making paneer and mozzarella. Led by Debbie Nightingale, partner, Haute Goat.
SATURDAY JUNE 17 - 11 A.M./ $45/Add a lunch for $20
GROWING SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS AT HOME
Shiitake mushrooms are not only delicious to eat, they are known as the ‘vegetarian steak’ due to their high protein content. There are also studies coming out that say that shiitake mushrooms are great anticarcinogens. Shain has been growing these fascinating mushrooms for five years now and in this workshop you will learn how to grown them in your own backyard. Logs will also be available for purchase. Led By Shain Jaffe, partner, Haute Goat.
We are presently confirming interviews. Thank you!
For more information check out: www.hautegoat.com or email Debbie
Nightingale - firstname.lastname@example.org
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