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Stasis in winter AND coming out of hibernation to sell cheese

Posted 1/10/2018 9:57pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Stasis, maintaining equilibrium with minimum effort; this is our modus operandi in winter.  Subzero temperatures, snow storms, floods and high winds try to push us off our low-energy program. Goats must be fed and watered, hay must be moved from the loft to the barns, water buckets must be cleaned, chicken eggs must be collected, electricity must continue to run, water must continue to flow in pipes, wholesale customers must be satisfied and aging cheeses must be tended.  Thoughts of the season to come emerge, but are pushed back into temporary recesses. 

While the farm is mostly closed to visitors this time of year, we’re breaking hibernation a bit this coming Saturday (January 13th, 8AM to 12 noon), to attend the Urbana Market in the Square.  We have a limited repertoire of cheese:

  • Plain, herbs de Provence and cracked pepper chevre (all frozen)
  • Moonglo

But we also have pints of gelato (yes, you can eat gelato in winter):

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Hazelnut
  • Pistachio
  • Masala Chai Tea
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Salted Caramel
  • Local Ginger

We will also bring some goat stew meat and goat merguez sausages and a few other goodies from the farm.  Blue Moon Farm will be there too. It’s a great way to fight back the doledrums of winter. 

Sign Up for our 2018 Cheese and Gelato CSA Season

Consider signing up for a season’s worth of cheese and gelato.   Our CSA is customizable and flexible—you choose how many pieces of cheese or pints of gelato you want per pick up and then select the types of cheese or flavors of gelato during the season. We have a 3% discount off the total price through the end of February.  Become a member of an exclusive and pampered club and help the farmer too! 


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