Whats new on the farm…
Happy New Years to all!
Many of you may already be aware that we are a seasonal dairy. For those of you who are not, this means that we milk our does from March-December each year, then give them a rest from milking before they give birth in the spring.
No milking in the winter gives everyone on the farm (including people!) a rest, and allows us to plan and prepare for next season. It also keeps us connected to the natural cycle of birth, lactation, and weaning that would occur normally if the goats were left to themselves.
This does mean however, that we do not make cheese in the winter, Molly will begin making cheese again in late March once we have enough milk for both babies and cheese!
Thanks to everyone for being great customers this year, we look forward to supplying you with fresh cheeses again in the spring!
Don’t forget to add some local goat cheese to your holiday menus this year!
Our Ash & Catoctin make great cheese plate additions for an appetizer, and our chèvre and feta are super versatile in recipes like these: