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Goat Festival

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

The third Annual Goat Festival – A Celebration of All Things Goat! – co-hosted by CUESA and the makers of a wide array of Northern California goat milk products. Last year, hundreds of fans lined up to meet the “kids” visiting the city from Redwood Hill Farm, watch cooking demos featuring food made from goat milk, and sample local goodies from Redwood Hill, Cypress Grove, Laloo’s Goat’s Milk Ice Cream and Happy Goat Caramel. Additional participants this year include: fine fudge made by Kidding Around With Chocolate; and soaps and lotions made with raw goat milk by Tierra Mia Organics. There will also be cooking demos with Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein, the authors of GOAT: Meat, Milk, Cheese as well as Laura Werlin, author of Grilled Cheese Please!: 50 Scrumptiously Cheesy Recipes.

WHERE: The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco (Embarcadero & Market St.)
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WHEN: 10 am – 1 pm, Sat., April 16

10 am - 1 pm
•     Free product samples 

•     Bring the kids to play with Redwood Hill Farm adorable baby goats in the south driveway near the Sur La Table store; learn more about Redwood Hill’s “kids” on Facebook. The Petting stable will be located in the South Driveway.

•     Learn more about goat producers in the market, including Achadinha Cheese Company, Andante Dairy and Bodega and Yerba Santa Goat Cheese; take home a goat cheese guide and samples

10-11 am:  Meet the Makers!

•    The owner/operators of successful, sustainable, goat businesses based in Northern California will talk about why they work with goats.

Earth Month Note: Goats are good for you and the planet; they literally leave a smaller carbon “hoof” print.

o    Jennifer Bice of Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery
o    Janne Rasmussen of Cypress Grove Chevre in Arcata, CA
o    Laura Howard (“Lay-loo”) of Laloo’s Goat Milk Ice Cream in Petaluma, CA
o    Michael Winneke of Happy Goat Caramel in San Francisco, CA
o    Maggie Foard of Kidding Around With Chocolate in San Mateo County, CA
o    Sylvia Melendez of Tierra Mia Organics in Brentwood, CA

11 am - noon:  Cooking Demo with authors of the first-ever all goat cookbook, GOAT: Meat, Milk, Cheese, followed by book signing

Noon - 1 pm:  Cooking Demo with Cheese Expert and Author Laura Werlin, Grilled Cheese Please! 50 Scrumptiously Cheesy Recipes

Why celebrate goat milk?

Most of the milk used throughout the world comes from goats – and with good reason: it tastes great and is easy to digest with a chemical structure that’s amazingly similar to mother’s milk.

A recent Dateline NBC story says goat milk is rich in tryptophan, which lowers stress hormones and is a natural antidepressant – two factors that are linked to longevity.

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