RIP Lila

July 22, 2014

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Lila lived a long and good life. Born in 2000, she raised two litters of kittens in Cornwall with her husband Henry before traveling to Hong Kong and residing there for several years.  She returned in 2003 and took up residence at Edgwick Farm, guarding the front stone wall on a daily basis and sneaking up to the back porch for snuggles with her favorite human Aunt Babs.  After suffering a stroke in April 2014, she died peacefully in her sleep on July 21, 2014 and is survived by her son Butch who lives in NYC.  A morning funeral service is scheduled for July 22nd at 9 am and she will be buried next to her beloved stone wall.

 

 

Monday Goat Doodle

July 21, 2014

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Happy Monday! Enjoy Cara’s goat doodles of Edgwick Farm.  For more information on once a day milking, see this blog post:

http://gianacliscaldwell.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/once-a-day-milking-a-viable-option-for-quality-of-life/.

 

Monday Goat Doodle

July 14, 2014

 

 

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Happy Monday! Enjoy Cara’s goat doodles of Edgwick Farm! Our next seasonal jam pairing comes out this week! Blueberry Canterbury!

Where to Find Us July 9th to 13th 2014

July 9, 2014

honey lavenderHey, we missed everyone with two markets being suspended because of the Independence Holiday weekend and all the folks on vacations.  If you are around, come on out to a farmer’s market and say hello and taste our cheeses.  The vegetables have really kicked in so there are some great meals to be made withg all the fresh local food you can find at the markets this week!

So here’s the line up of where you can find Edgwick Farm cheese with times and locations:

Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm: Cornwall Farmer’s Market, Town Hall Park, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518 - Eli visits 2 to 3 pm!

Friday 10 am to 5 pm: Goshen Farmer’s Market, Village Square/Church Park Goshen NY (intersection of South Church St and Main St) Goshen, New York 10924 –  We have the first 2014 Funny Child ready for you as well as new batches of bloomies and fresh ri(goat)ta!

Saturday 9 am to 1 pm: Ringwood Farmer’s Market, Cannici Drive & Skyline Dr. (next to the Ringwood Public Library) Ringwood, New Jersey 07456

Saturday 10 am to 2 pm: Cornwall Farmer’s Market, Town Hall Park, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518

Sunday 9 am to 2 pm: West Point – Town of Highlands Farmer’s Market, Main Street, Municipal Lot across from West Point Visitor’s Center, Highland, NY 10928

Sunday 11 am to 3 pm: Beacon Farmer’s Market, on the dock behind the train station, 8 Red Flynn Road, Beacon, New York 12508

Edgwick Farm will be bringing to all its markets:

  • plain Canterbury soft goat cheese,
  • Marinated Canterbury,
  • Rosemary Fig Canterbury,
  • Moodna goat feta (both in wedges and crumbles),
  • Sackett Ridge goat cheddar
  • Funny Child ale washed alpine style goat tomme
  • 3 styles of bloomy rinds: Firthcliffe (ash), Aleck Meadow (herbs de provence) and Idlewild (plain)
  • fresh fresh fresh ri(goat)ta, and
  •  by special request, Lavender Honey Canterbury.

Remember to grab an ice cold chocolate goat milk to sip while you are shopping at the market.

(P.S. Next week, we will be bringing our next seasonal jam pairing….BLUEBERRY.)

 

Monday Goat Doodle

July 7, 2014

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Happy Monday!  Enjoy Cara’s goat doodles of Edgwick Farm!

Where to Find Us July 2nd to July 6th 2014

July 1, 2014

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This week we have a new batch of bloomies that have just finished ripening in our cave.  We only make these cheeses once a month so come get your Firthcliffe (ash), Aleck Meadow (herbs de provence) or Idlewilde (plain) bloomy rind!  It will be perfect for your 4th of July holiday celebration!

So here’s the line up of where you can find Edgwick Farm cheese with times and locations:

Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm: Cornwall Farmer’s Market, Town Hall Park, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518 (Elli from 2 to 3 pm)

No Goshen market on Friday.

Saturday 9 am to 1 pm: Ringwood Farmer’s Market, Cannici Drive & Skyline Dr. (next to the Ringwood Public Library) Ringwood, New Jersey 07456

Saturday 10 am to 2 pm: Cornwall Farmer’s Market, Town Hall Park, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518

Sunday 9 am to 2 pm: West Point – Town of Highlands Farmer’s Market, Main Street, Municipal Lot across from West Point Vistor’s Center, Highland, NY 10928

Sunday 11 am to 3 pm: Beacon Farmer’s Market, on the dock behind the train station, 8 Red Flynn Road, Beacon, New York 12508

Edgwick Farm will be bringing to all its markets:

  • plain Canterbury soft goat cheese,
  • Marinated Canterbury,
  • Rosemary Fig Canterbury,
  • Moodna goat feta (both in wedges and crumbles),
  • Sackett Ridge goat cheddar
  • Bloomy rinds: Firthcliffe, Aleck Meadow and Idelwild, and
  • Funny Child ale washed alpine style goat tomme.

Remember to grab an ice cold chocolate goat milk to sip while you are shopping at the market.

Monday Goat Doodle

June 30, 2014

Happy Monday!  Enjoy Cara’s goat doodles of Edgwick Farm.  Have a great holiday week!

Independence Day June 30th

Farm Foto Friday June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

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A Friday morning ritual. A series of photographs and brief descriptions that capture the farm at that moment in time.

Monday Goat Doodle

June 23, 2014

Happy Monday!  Enjoy Cara’s goat doodles of Edgwick Farm!

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Saturday Barn Report June 21, 2014

June 21, 2014

Everything is so green and lush on the farm.  Walking the dogs in the morning seems like a walk through the jungle.  It is curious because we had such a hard cold winter and a late spring.

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Knock on wood…we seem to have gotten our fox problem under control by being extra vigilant and releasing the dogs when we hear any squawking.  We lost most of our young pullets and half our laying hens in early June when the fox (or foxes) came through the farm in the middle of the day for chicken buffet.  Our egg supply has been harshly diminished.

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While the fox did get three ducklings, it does not bother the grown ducks.  Our early spring ducklings are full grown and we look forward to their egg laying.

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The goats have been out for daily afternoon walks and grazing.  We should have built our temporary electric fence grazing paddocks before everything grew so lush.  Now it will be a big job to clear a path for the lines and none of us seem to have large chunks of time for that project.  Our keepers are almost grown up.

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We have been milking for five months and having reached peak lactation, have started getting less milk every day.  This will continue until we go to morning milking in August and dry off the goats in October.  Less milk means less cheese making and we have turned to making primarily our fresh cheeses.  Raw milk sales have exploded so significant milk has been diverted that way.  Luckily we made all of our aged cheeses and have almost six thousand pounds of it stored in our caves.  Among this is our ale washed cheese, Funny Child, which will return to the market next month.

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It is market season for us and we spend much of the week off the farm.  This year we have one bi-weekly market, Cornwall Farmer’s Market, four weekly markets, Goshen Farmer’s Market, Ringwood Farmer’s Market, Beacon Farmer’s Market and West Point Farmer’s Market and one monthly market New Amsterdam Market.  During this busy time of the year, we do no farm tours.

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