A Visit to Caprikorn Farms

Have you ever wondered what goes on at a goat farm? Yesterday, a small group from your local co-op had the opportunity to tour Caprikorn Farms, a local goat farm located in Gapland, Maryland, to try to answer that question. The group learned a lot about what goes into running a goat farm and even got to feed some goats and pet a baby goat that had just been born on Sunday.

One of our staff members giving the goats some treats.

 

The precious baby goat.

Here’s a fun fact–the number on the baby’s collar breaks down like this:

The first number—8—represents the year the goat was born

The last 3 digits—221—represent the goat’s birth order

So that means this baby goat is the 221st goat to be born at Caprikorn Farms in 2018!

Not only did the group get to learn about the farm’s goats but they also learned a bit more about goat dairy products. Caprikorn Farms even shared a recipe for Beet Napolean with our team, and we wanted to share it with you!

Beet Napoleon Recipe

Ingredients:

  • One nice sized beet per person
  • Caprikorn Farms Dill & Garlic Chevre
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Oil

Instructions:

Roast beets. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat clean beets lightly with oil. Wrap beets in aluminum foil, place on a baking sheet and roast until cooked through, approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then peel and slice.

Slice beet into ¼ inch slices. Spread Caprikorn Farms Dill & Garlic Chevre between each slice. Stack with flat side on the bottom. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve cold or a room temperature.

If you’re interested in making this at home, take a look at our handy guide (below) to see where you can find the needed products in the store.

Produce

Beets. These can be found in our produce section, located on the right side when entering the store. Specifically, they can be found in the wet case on the right.

Condiments

Balsamic Vinegar. This can be found in Aisle 4b. It is at the entrance of the aisle facing the opposite aisle.

Oil. This can be found in Aisle 4b, next to balsamic vinegar. It is at the entrance of the aisle facing the opposite aisle.

Dairy

Caprikorn Farms Dill & Garlic Chevre. This can be found in our cheese island, in the back of the store in front of the perishable coolers housing pre-packaged deli meats, meat alternatives, and fermented goods.

Other

Aluminum foil. This can be found in the middle of Aisle 6 on the right.

 

You can find an in-depth look at your local co-op’s Caprikorn Farms tour in the upcoming September/October Newsletter. And don’t forget about our Buy Local Bazaar this Saturday! As a prelude to the main event, Caprikorn Farms will be providing samples of their decadent cheeses in store from noon to 3 p.m.