Our mission is for our Partner Families to know thier farmer. So, on occasion, we will feature a farmer partner in our weekly update.
If you don’t fall in love with Nigerian Dwarf Goats after visiting Willow Moon Farm’s website, immediately make an appointment with your cardiologist!
Willow Moon Farm is located in Plainfield Vermont, near the capital city of Montpelier. Sharon Peck and her daughter Kim Ingraham have been milking their prized herd for years, selling fresh goats milk. They began the art of cheese making in June 2010 and are off to a great start. They lovingly manage their herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats (the goats are like their children!). Check out their web site!
Nigerian Dwarf Goats are not only extremely cute and lovable animals, but their milk is exceptionally smooth, creamy, and mildly flavored unlike most other goat milk. It also has a very high butterfat content, making it ideal for cheese making. Sharon and Kim produce Feta, and Chevre for us and are about to release a hard cheese called Winooski Tomme. They sell their products at their Farm Store and at Farmers Markets and through Farmers To You.
We have just recently started carrying their Feta again, and it is exceptional. For those of you who have tried their Chevre you know how creamy and mild the flavor is, and the Feta is similar only with the added saltiness so distinctive in this fresh cheese. It is rare to get a Feta that is this fresh and flavorful here in the U.S., so don’t miss out!
Wow. Did we have a great time at the Boston Local Food Festival. Hundreds of people came by to visit and sample our food. Jasper Hill cheese, Red Hen Bakery bread and sausage from Meeting Place Pastures were just a sampling of the popular items.
Head over to the Farmers To You Facebook page to see some pictures from the festival.
WBUR stopped by and included Farmers To You in their Public Radio Kitchen Blog
Aside from a lot of new friends, we also received a lot of interest in a pick up site in Jamaica Plain. In order to have a site open, we need a site host and 30-40 orders. We are very close on both counts.
New This Week
- Chorizo Sausage
- Pork Chops
- Macintosh Apples – try Macoun for a treat!
- Red Leaf Lettuce
A few of our Partner Farmers have raised their prices so we wanted to let you know:
- Butterworks – about 5% increase
- Grafton Cheddar – about 5 %
- Vermont Compost – Eggs – about 10%
- Milk – we had to raise our price by $0.25 to cover our costs – Strafford has not increased their pricing at this point
Last week was the equinox, and in our modern world it holds little significance. In the ancient world of people who were strongly connected with the earth, the cosmos, and the rhythms of nature – this was a very significant time and the whole Earth was declaring the shift.
Notice that in just the last few days the plants look different. They are strongly moving towards their Winter form. Leaves are turning colors as photosynthesis ends, and the other colors that have formed the vivid green colors are revealed.