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The scent of love is in the air

Posted 10/2/2014 9:30pm by Leslie Cooperband or Wes Jarrell.

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Farm News

Our all-male breeding chorus made its debut in the “barns” of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery last evening.  Their serenades interspersed with buck snorts and lip curls were greeted with rave reviews from the audience.  In fact, many of the ladies in attendance rewarded their crooners with tail wags and neck rubs.  Each of the “four tenors” has his very own group of 14 to 18 adoring fans.  No, Pavarotti has not risen from his grave.  Yes, the sounds of goat love have returned to Prairie Fruits Farm. It’s breeding season once again and we’re off to a splendid start.

Many consider fall a time of agricultural endings; harvesting the crops, putting the garden beds to rest,  mulching the berry plants to protect their roots from winter’s frigid reach, goats’ lactation slowly creeping to a halt.  Yet the seeds for spring’s life—new kids, new milk—are being sown now.  

Farmers’ Markets

We’re attending two markets this Saturday: Urbana’s Market at the Square and Chicago’s Green City Market. Both of our cheese makers, Lynn and Dani, will be serving our patrons in Urbana, while Magdalena will be greeting our Chicago customers.  The weather will be a bit chilly, but don’t let that stop you from coming to the markets to shop and stock up on some great fall produce, cheese and gelato.

Cheese Offerings

  • Fresh chevre: plain, herbs de Provence, cracked pepper and heirloom-dried tomato
  • Angel Food Brie
  • Little Bloom on the Prairie
  • Black Goat
  • Moonglo

Gelato Flavors to include (but not limited to):

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Espresso
  • Peanut Butter & Chocolate
  • Honey Thyme 
  • Pear Sorbetto

Farm Happenings

We’re still holding a “crop mob” tomorrow afternoon (October 3rd) from 4 to 7 pm.  We’ll be cleaning up the fallen fruit from the orchard. Come help Dani and Erica with this much-needed task and you’ll be rewarded with fresh cider and goat milk gelato. Just let Dani know that you plan to come. Her number is 815-382-2737. 

If you haven’t signed up for the Botanical Illustration workshop to held at our farm on Sunday October 12th. It’s not too late. Just go to www.carasgarden.com for details and sign up. 

Sunday, October 19th is our next Pop-Up event, 12 noon to 3PM.  Nomad Food Co of Chicago returns to bake us some wood fired pizzas in their portable brick oven.  Details coming soon


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