Every small business owner has a story to share. It is usually extremely personal and one marked with unpredictability and heart. One of The Love of Food’s mandates is to celebrate these bold, big-hearted risk-takers, so it is our pleasure to introduce you to Debbie Nightingale & Shain Jaffe and their goat friends: Eva Shmeva, Butterscotch, Pearl, and Sally.
In 2007, Debbie & Shain traded in urban life for an old farmhouse in Campbellford, Ontario. Not too long after, they adopted four Nigeria dwarf goats, which set off a chain reaction of the heart. Those first four does—and the babies who followed, became the inspiration for Haute Goat, a niche-focused business that is about all things goat.
Haute Goat is a small farm-based operation that produces goat products such as goat cheese truffles, goat butter popcorn & fudge, goat milk caramels, soaps and creams.
Haute Goat’s “Naked salted goat milk caramels” (70% dark chocolate – with a sprinkling of Maldon salt) are a divine balance of sweet, salt and chocolate. The Goat milk caramel corn is exactly what caramel corn should be: it sticks to your teeth, has a great snap to it, and is the perfect caramel taste.
Cheers to Debbie and Shain, and the thousands of other local small businesses that make our lives sweeter, fuel our economy and create community! www.haute-goat.com