For Immediate Release
Spring has sprung, meet the new babies:
HAUTE GOAT FARM: OPEN HOUSE AND LAUNCH!
MAY 13, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The schedule of events* confirmed to date:
Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting with Municipality of Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson, Deputy Mayor Greg Burns, Councillors Terry Hickey and Louise Ferrie-Blecher, MPP Northumberland-Quinte West Lou Rinaldi and representative for Northumberland-Peterborough South, Kim Rudd
Goat For Your Soul: watch the adorable goats manoeuvre the parkour challenges in the new Goat Playground
- Kids activities
- Face Painting
- Hay Rides
- Haute Goat Store open for business!
AVAILABLE ON SITE FOR PURCHASE
- Ruby's Cotton Candy Club with special Haute Goat flavour!
- Vintage Pizza with special Haute Goat pizza!
Launched three years ago as a maker of premium hand-made skincare and edible confections, all offerings are 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. The Haute Goat Farm is situated on a hill rising above the Ganaraska Valley with breathtaking views of the Northumberland Hills, just one hour east of Toronto near Port Hope. https://hautegoat.com/pages/directions
***Schedule of events* are estimated times
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Planet3 Communications Ltd/Joanne Smale
Farm Life Workshops Continue
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!
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
Planet3 Communications Ltd/Joanne Smale
May 2, 2017