Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Get a Goat On

I realize that a majority of the readers of this blog do not live close enough to the farm where I ply my craft to visit. However, some of you who are within driving distance of Hendricks Farms and Dairy in Telford, Pennsylvania may be interested in a project conceived by Trent Hendricks (the farm's founder and owner) that aims to add goats to the farm and get goat milk products to our customers. 

We intend to bring in a herd of milking goats and start providing cheeses this summer.  We want you to be involved. 

Here's how we can make it happen:  Each goat will cost approximately $300 to purchase.  We are looking for committed goat milk & cheese lovers to help us fund this project by pre-paying for $300 worth of goat products and receive a certificate worth $350 of goat products redeemable from August 1st through December 31, 2010. 

Help us produce the products you want and get $50 worth of free products for doing a good deed.  We call it building community.

If this sounds good to you, please email me at your earliest convenience.  This is a low key farmer to consumer relationship, not some big legal deal.  You give us the money, we give you a certificate.  $300 is the minimum, shock me with a maximum!  We need to make a decision ASAP, so if you're committed, we need to know by June 5th, 2010.


We will be developing a new brand name to represent the goat project as this will be by the people, for the people and the ultimate home-school project for our children.  Overseen and certified by HF&D's master cheesemaker and Dad....me.

We won a Gold medal at the US Cheese Championships and 2nd place at the American Cheese Society in 2005 with our Cabriejo - aged goat cheese - along with many awards for our soft goats milk cheeses in various shows before we sold our goats to help finance the move to our new farm here on Green Hill Road.  After backing away from crazy over-commitments and taking a much needed break from high volume production, we have reignited our passion for crafting great, small batch, artisan cheese. We are excited about what we're doing with our farmstead cow's milk and look forward to renewing our acquaintance with our gone-but-not-forgotten goat's milk cheeses of yesteryear.

Your responses will dictate our ability to implement this project and help us make a final decision.  Will you please consider joining our journey?

1 comment:

Jessika said...

I'd love to have a goat but unfortunately I live on the other side of the Atlantic. We do sponsor a goat every year through a charity organisation in Ethiopia though ;).

Anyway, hope you get lots of people to share the project with you :)