Monday, September 19, 2011

Find Our Cheese!

We are trying something new for helping our fans and customers to be able to more easily find our cheeses.  Below is a map showcasing where our cheeses can be found.  Included are our farm stand (yellow), farmers' markets (purple), retail locations (pink), and featured restaurants (aqua).  Also, any upcoming special events are noted with a lime green push pin.  Below the map is a link to open the map up larger.

View Gothberg Farms Availability in a larger map

**Note:  There is a known issue with Google Map pins showing up in Internet Explorer.  Google engineers are aware of the bug and are working to fix it.  In the meantime, you can open the map using another browser:  Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.  .  Also, even if you can't see the pins, if you open it up in Explorer, you can still see the locations listed on the left side of your screen.  Sorry for the inconvenience

Friday, September 16, 2011

Farm Stand and Fall Happenings

Today was the last day of the Farm Stand on Thursday & Friday.  We need a break to get some chores accomplished and time to plan and shift some gears here.

We will begin the Farm Stand again Saturday, October 29th, from 10am-2pm.  We will continue with every Saturday throughout the Winter.  More on the cheese/baking/entree offerings in a later post.

The farm is shifting into Fall routine now.  Does are coming into heat, breeding list is completed and posted. Honeymoon suites have begun.  This is how we get next years' milk supply.  Additionally, there are fences to mend, painting to catch up on, winter feeds to procure, sand & gravel to refresh, drainage to route, gardens to weed, food to get the general idea I am sure.

Farmers markets are winding down.  Everett for 2 more weeks and Anacortes for 5 more weeks.  Bellingham will continue as long as it remains feasible-probably until early-to-mid December.

This time of year also brings lots of fun Fall cheese tasting & presentation events. We kicked it off with West Coast Kneading Conference this week.  Wow! 250 bakers in one place....happy time.

We have some new best friends at Fat Cork Champagnes in Seattle.  We will be doing a champagne & cheese pairing next week.  There may still be seats left, but not many, so sign up now if interested.  The champagnes are all from grower/producers, which means they grow their own grapes, make their own wines, and generally follow our same philosophy of providing good, responsibly produced food for our valued friends.

We will be participating fully in the annual "For the Love of Cheese" festival at the Metropolitan Markets in Seattle.  Stay tuned for more details.  This is always so well presented and well attended.  We are just proud to be a part of it all.  This kicks off September 28th.

Our cheese will be double represented at the annual Skagitonians to Preserve Farmlands dinner & auction.  These folks are all about keeping Skagit rural AND farming!!!  I appreciate their good work.

Bitters Co. will have their 4th annual farm dinner Oct. 1.  Again, we have been featured on the menu.  These awesome sisters invite us farmers to this dinner, celebrating us and our hard work.  Thanks to all who attend.  I meet such a diverse group here every year. The setting is phenomenal, the food delectable featuring Skagits' best, and an overall fantastic evening for everyone!!!

We will then move on into Thanksgiving and the annual wine debut party at Compass Wines.

There is more I could share, but you are probably getting the idea we get busy even now.  Thank you for another year of support and friendship.