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Farm Foto Friday November 14, 2014

November 14, 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.

Eat Local, Buy Local, Grow Local

November 10, 2014

eat local buy local grow local

Why we feed pumpkins to our goats (by Cara Meling)

November 6, 2014

MacKenzie and pumpkins

 

By the end of October there is not much left for the goats to browse on so instead of staying out on pasture, the girls go on daily walks for exercise and to snack on fallen leaves (goat chips!) By this point the girls are about half way through their pregnancy, so we want to supplement their diet with extra nutrients. Pumpkins are full of vitamins and antioxidants and the seeds are packed full of protein and also act as a natural dewormer.
We take all the pumpkins we receive from the community and store them in a cool dry place where they will last for months. Every day we cut up the pumpkins into bite size pieces (did you know that goats don’t have top teeth in the front? Cutting them up into bite size pieces makes it easier for the goats to chew) along with apples we get from a local orchard and feed them to the goats. On top of the nutritional aspects of feeding the goats pumpkins, they also make them happy!

Farm Foto Friday October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014

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

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Farm Foto Friday August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

A Friday morning ritual. A series of photographs15049032906_d69dc5ba79_k and brief descriptions that capture the farm at that moment in time.

Where to Find Us August 20th to 24th 2014

August 19, 2014

Ripe Firthcliffe

We are in the midst of our second seasonal jam pairing with fresh local peach jam being paired with our soft goat cheese. Don’t miss out on this one!  

If you fell in love with Firthcliffe during our Customer Appreciation Week, think about picking one up this week.  The Firthcliffe is beautifully ripe and there are only a few left in this recent batch.  Also our last batch of bloomy rinds just went into the cave to bloom.  These won’t be ready for eating until late September and then you won’t see them again until late March 2015.

We have commenced breeding and have shifted to only milking mornings.  We will dry off the goats during October so we are no longer accepting new milk customers.  Regular customers should plan for raw milk to end in October.  The milking ladies will begin to kid in January and we will be flush with milk again in early 2015.

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 –  Sadly no Eli this week.

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

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, 
  • Peach Canterbury (limited supply)
  • Moodna goat feta (both in hard wedges and soft crumbles), 
  • Sackett Ridge goat cheddar
  • Funny Child ale washed alpine style goat tomme
  • 3 styles of bloomy rinds (in a limited supply): Firthcliffe (ash), Aleck Meadow (herbs de provence) and Idlewild (plain)

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

Monday Goat Doodle

August 19, 2014

Love is in the Air 8-18-14Happy Monday! Enjoy Cara’s goat doodles of Edgwick Farm!

 

Monday Goat Doodle

July 28, 2014

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Happy Monday! Enjoy Cara’s goat doodles of Edgwick Farm. (Henry is stinky because he is coming into rut for breeding season in August. His strong scent brings the ladies into heat.)

 

 

Farm Foto Friday July 25, 2014

July 25, 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.

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.

 

 


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