What are your hours of operation?
- Wednesday to Friday 11am – 4pm and Weekends 10-4.
- We are closed January 11- February 1, 2020 (our lovely animals need a vacation too!). We may operate on reduced hours in winter months, so always check the website or social media before you head out.
What is there to do at Haute Goat Farm?
- The short answer – lots! Visitors are welcome to come and explore our farm, walk the groomed trails, meet the goats, alpacas, horses and chickens. We just ask that you pay what you can to help us cover some of the costs of running the farm. Here’s a map of the farm Haute Goat Map
- Are you looking for a more interactive experience with the animals? We have that too! Our delightful Farm Experiences include our signature Goat Shmurgles, Alpaca Knuffle Shuffle, Goat Yoga, Alpaca Yoga and more.
GOAT SHMURGLE & ALPACA KNUFFLE SHUFFLE
What is a ‘Goat Shmurgle’?
- “the joyful sound your heart makes when you snuggle a baby goat”… its that and so much more. Snuggles, cuddles, hugs – all the things that our goats love to do, but we make it into a whole experience by taking the goats walking through our fields in any weather. We end up in the Goat Playground where everyone hangs out with the goats, lots of time for bonding with our little goaties. We dare you to leave without a smile on your face – or maybe you won’t leave at all!
How long is the walk and Shmurgle?
- A Goat Shmurgle experience takes approx 1 hr, but we don’t rush anyone out 🙂
How do I book a Haute Goat Shmurgle Experience?
- Shmurgles can be booked online by clicking here, or call 905.447.3788
ALPACA KNUFFLE SHUFFLE EXPERIENCE
What is an Alpaca Knuffle Shuffle?
- The Alpaca Knuffle Shuffle is a guided walk with our alpaca herd along trails, pausing along the way to enjoy the scenery and bond with the alpacas. You will end in the alpaca enclosure, remove the harness and learn more about alpacas. Two people per alpaca.
How do I book the Aplaca Knuffle Shuffle?
- Alpaca walks can be booked online by clicking here, or call 905.447.3788
I need to cancel my Farm Experience
- Goats happen. We get it! Refunds for workshops/shmurgles are available until 7 days before the event, less a $10 change fee. Cancellations 24 hours or less are non-refundable and programs cannot be re-booked without more than 24 hours notice to us.
The weather looks bad. Will the experience be cancelled?
- On the rare occasions when weather creates dangerous conditions for people and animals, we will cancel programs on the farm. In the case of cancellation due to weather, visitors are entitled to reschedule with no additional charge anytime up to 12 months..
Can I bring my dog to your farm?
- We love dogs and have five of our own, but as we are a working farm with livestock, we cannot allow other dogs on the property. This includes our parking area.
Do I need to wear a face mask?
- Under the authority of Ontario Regulation 263/20 – Stage 2 Closures s.4(2) of the provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), we must ensure that all staff and visitors wear non-medical face masks when indoors. Wearing a face covering while outside on the farm is optional, unless appropriate physical distancing can not be maintained.
- A face mask must be worn when close to the animals
Is your farm wheelchair friendly?
- Yes. We have ramp access into the café and trails are grassed, although might be bumpy in places. We also have a wheelchair accessible washroom.
SCREAMING GOAT CAFÉ
Do I need to make a reservation?
- No need to reserve. Just show up. Our café is open when we are.
- The café menu offers vegetarian choices, vegan and gluten free choices.
Do you make your own cheese?
- We are not a licenced dairy but have sourced some of the best goat cheese from Quebec and Ontario, and it’s available for sale in our Cafe. Come Sample!
Do you sell ice cream?
- Yes, we’re excited to offer the award-winning Udderly Ridiculous goat milk ice cream in a variety of awesome flavours.
GOAT & ALPACA PRODUCTS
Do you make our own goat milk soaps & skin care?
- We partner with local soap artisans who use our goat milk in the soap and skin care products
Are your goat and alpaca products made in Canada?
- Yes. The Goat and Alpaca products are made by local artisans. Our cheese is from Quebec and Ontario.
Is there Poison Ivy on the farm?
NOTE: Because you are on a farm and in nature, please know that our goats sometimes get into poison ivy. They love it and it doesn’t hurt them, but if you are allergic, please be sure to wash your hands thoroughly when you have finished your goat experience.