Where to Find Us – April 28th to May 1st 2016

April 26, 2016

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Where to Find Edgwick Farm this week:

We are starting a pretty regular market routine this week that continues for the next four weeks until Goshen starts on May 20th and Cornwall moves to its weekly outdoor markets Wednesdays on June 1st. We are so excited to meet you at the market!

Thursday: Nyack Farmers’ Market 8 am to 2 pm

Saturday: Pleasantville Farmers Market 8:30 am to 1 pm

Sunday: Beacon Farmers’ Market 10 am to 3 pm.

We have some young Firthcliffe coming out of the cave, we are pasteurizing and bottling tomorrow so all the markets will have fresh goat milk, we have our standards: creamy fresh chevre, marinated chevre, rosemary fig chevre, feta, cheddar, ale washed and ri(goat)a.

We are thinking we might roll out chocolate milk by the glass this Sunday at Beacon.

And for next week’s Mother’s Day markets: chocolate chevre truffles!

Where to Find Edgwick Farm on Saturday April 2nd 2016

March 31, 2016

You can find Edgwick Farm at two farmer’s markets this Saturday, April 2, 2016:

(1) Dan and Talitha will be at the Pleasantville Farmer’s Market from 8:30 am to 1 pm, outdoors at Memorial Plaza, and

(2) Bailey will be at the Cornwall Farmer’s Market from 10 am to 2 pm, indoors at Munger Cottage.

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Where to Find Edgwick Farm March 19, 2016

March 17, 2016

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Why not visit a farmer’s market this weekend? FindEdgwick Farm at the Pleasantville Farmers Marketon Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.
(Due to a staff shortage, we will NOT be at Cornwall Farmers Market or The Ringwood Farmers’ Marketthis Saturday.)

Where to Find Edgwick Farm this Saturday February 20th 2016

February 18, 2016

Edgwick Farm is bringing cheese to two local farmer’s markets this Saturday Frebruary 20th 2016.

Find us at the Pleasantville Farmer’s Market, indoors at the Pleasantville Middle School cafeteria, at 40 Romer Avenue, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Find us at the Cornwall Farmer’s Market, indoor at Munger Cottage behind the Cornwall Library, from 10 am to 2 pm.

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The Perks of Owning a Wether (a castrated male goat)

January 27, 2016

(A guest post from Cara, our herd manager)

There are many perks to owning wethers. If you are looking for pets, 4-H projects, pack animals, goats for landscaping, or looking to add to your herd, you might want to consider wethers. A wether can be the sweetest of all goats (and make very loving and affectionate pets!) They do not go into heat and become hormonal like does and they don’t go into rut and stink like bucks (bucks urinate on their own face during breeding season, as well as emit odors from their scent glands that even your neighbors can smell!) You do not need to provide separate housing for your wether if you have other goats. They are quite happy living among does.

If you have your own farm, adding wethers to your herd can be quite beneficial. (1) If you do community outreach, a wether is perfect for the job so you do not have to worry about putting stress on a milking doe by taking her off the farm. We have a wether here at Edgwick Farm (Eli!) that we have used for farmers market visits, programs at the library (did you know Eli has his own library card?) and he was even in the local parade.  (2) Although wethers cannot breed does, they can still tell when a doe is in heat. Having a wether during breeding season is quite beneficial. After the bucks have bred the herd, Eli will let us know if a breeding was unsuccessful and the doe needs to be reintroduced to a buck. (3) You can train your wether to be the herd leader, leading the does out to pasture and back in at the end of the day. We have also found that Eli is the peace keeper of the herd, always trying to separate fights between does.

We will have lots of baby boys born here on the farm this season. Feel free to email us with any questions or if you would like to add some boys to your family or herd. We have heard so many loving success stories from families who chose to add wethers from our farm to their lives!

Cara and Eli

2016 Winter Farm Tours at Edgwick Farm

January 19, 2016

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Guided Farm Tours By Reservation ONLY

February to April

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 10 am and 2 pm

Eventbrite - 2016 Winter Farm Tour at Edgwick Farm

A unique educational experience for families to see where their food comes from.

Meet our dairy goats and their babies as well as chickens and ducks and their babies.

Taste the milk and cheese these animals help produce after touring the farm.

FAQs

How long does the farm tour last? What can we expect?

Tours are typically about an hour long and include an educational tour guided by our herd manager and personal contact with our milking goats and an opportunity for each family to visit the baby goat pen and cuddle the babies.

After visiting with the animals, there is a bathroom to wash hands.

Then the cheesemakers will taste goat milk and goat cheeses in the viewing room where you can look through a big window to see cheese being made.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please enter the driveway of the house at 348 Angola Road and proceed up the small road to the red building which is our creamery and microdairy and park in front of it.

How should we dress?

Although, there is very limited walking on the tour and most of the tour occurs inside semi-heated buildings, you should dress for cold outdoor weather in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  Consider wearing boots (no open toes shoes) and maybe bring a plastic bags to stash dirty boots at the end of the tour.

What can’t I bring to the event?

Please do not bring dogs to the farm tour.  They will frighten our farm animals.

What does the tour cost? Do you charge for young children?

The farm tours cost $10 per person.  (This covers our out of pocket costs.)  Children under 2 years old are able to attend at no charge by reserving a free under 2 ticket. However, each child four and under must be accompanied by an adult to assure there is reasonable supervision during animal contact.

Why do you limit tours to 15 attendees?

We are a working farm, milking twice a day, 7 days a week and making cheese daily as well.  The tours are scheduled around this and are small so as to fit in our spaces and not over stress the animals.

We buy your milk and cheese and eggs at the farmer’s markets.  Can we buy some after the tour to bring home?

Yes.  Milk and cheese and eggs will be available for purchase.

Refund Policy

Cancellations are permitted 48 hours prior to tour date by e-mailing edgwickfarm@gmail.com.  Tours are rain or shine.  Edgwick Farm reserves the right to cancels tours and refund payments due to severe weather or lack of sufficient reservations.

Group Policy

Special arrangements need to be made for school, homeschool, 4-H, boy or girl scout groups by e-mailing edgwickfarm@gmail.com to get further information about booking and pricing.

Further Questions

Have further questions about Edgwick Farm 2016 Winter Tours, e-mail edgwickfarm@gmail.com.

Where to Find Us November 14th and 15th, 2015

November 13, 2015

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Where to Find Edgwick Farm this week:
Saturday: Pleasantville Farmers Market, Memorial Plaza, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Saturday: Down to Earth Markets Chelsea Farmer’s Market, New York, NY,Sidewalk on North side of 23rd St., E of 9th Ave, 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday: Down to Earth Markets Croton on Hudson Farmer’s Market,, Municipal Palce Lot, 9 am to 2 pm
We are bringing our third week of Cranberry Orange Canterbury, plain Canterbury, Marinated Canterbury, Rosemary Fig Canterbury, Moodna Feta, Sackett Ridge Goat Cheddar and Funny Child Ale Washed Goat Cheese. We are hoping to have a new batch of Firthcliffe, our bloomy rind with ash, out of the cave next week for Thanksgiving enjoyment.
See you at market!

2015 Pumpkin Drop Off

November 3, 2015

Pumpkin Drop Off 2015

Sign up for this event HERE.

Where to Find Us November 7th & 8th 2015

November 3, 2015

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Where to Find Edgwick Farm this week:
Saturday: Pleasantville Farmers Market, Memorial Plaza, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Saturday: First indoor Town Of Cornwall Farmers Market, Munger Cottage 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday: Down to Earth Markets Croton on Hudson Farmer’s Market,, Municipal Palce Lot, 9 am to 2 pm
Sunday: Pumpkin Drop off, Noon to 4 pm, at the farm, 348 Angola Road, cheese available for purchase on our creamery porch
We are bringing our second week of Cranberry Orange Canterbury, plain Canterbury, Marinated Canterbury, Rosemary Fig Canterbury, Moodna Feta, Sackett Ridge Goat Cheddar, Funny Child Ale Washed Goat Cheese and a limited amount of Firthcliffe, our bloomy rind with ash.
See you at market!

2015 Edgwick Farm Drop Off Day

October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Drop Off 2015


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