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A New Year

Posted by heatherlanefarms on May 28, 2010 at 10:18 AM Comments comments (0)

I have been so caught up in kidding season, milk season, FUDGE MAKING and now rolling into show season and dead in the middle of tailgate market season, that I forgot to update the blog...GEESH!

Thanks to all our new customers, it has been a pleasure to meet you all and to share our SWEETNESS called Mountain Made Goat Milk Fudge.

This year has been exciting for us, we are almost finished with candy kitchen on the farm. This will allow me to expand our product line and work on some of the wonderful ideas that I have bouncing around in my head. We are on the MENU at Jackson Underground Cafe in the Jackson Building, downtown Asheville. And I mean on the menu as in "Goat Milk Fudge 2.00" I can think of no other place in the world that has that on their menu board! We are also at Neo Burrito in the Patton Square Center on Patton Avenue. This year also finds us Loca Motive Market at the WNC Farmers Market, a cute store run by Jeanette Wilson of Hominy Valley Farms. Everything in the store is a ASAP certified product direct from the farmer. Troyers Amish Store in Fairview, where you can purchase fresh made (on site) sourdough bread and items in bulk. I love this store! Lane's favorite store is Lapland Book Shop in Marshall. A wonderful little store that we sprend hours in when we deliver fudge. There are books for any age reader, both new and used.

We helped to make history and attended the First Annual Dairy Goat Festival in Spindale,NC. What an exciting day to celebrate these wonderful creatures that provide so much for humans worldwide! There were several vendors with goat products for sale, a dairy goat parade down Main Street and a ADGA Dairy Goat show with all breeds represented. Live bands played on one end of the street. It was just all so cool, that I can hardly wait until next year!

May the world become sweet with Goat Milk Fudge!

Time Flies!

Posted by heatherlanefarms on September 14, 2009 at 9:47 PM Comments comments (2)

When you are having fun! We will soon be wrapping up the tailgate market season in October and I am going to miss all the great folks that we have met this summer at the Black Mountain Market, the Mills River Market and the Weaverville Market. Thanks to all of those wonderful "Lovin me some Goat Milk Fudge people"! Just remember you can still get your Goat Milk Fudge fix at any of the retail stores carrying our fudge.

We will also be at the SouthEast Animal Fiber Festival on the weekend of October 22, 2009. This event is at the WNC AG Center and is the largest spinning, knitting, crochet, felting and weaving event around. I, of course will be adding to my collection of raw fleeces, knowing full well I can't live long enough to spin all the fleeces that I already have! Come by, take a class, get some new knitting needles and of course pick up some Mountain Made Goat Milk Fudge! You can visit the event's website at www.saffsite.org

This time of year finds us planning next years "marryin of the goats". Breeding season is almost as busy as kidding season, with careful documention of our planned marriages. Ken will be traveling this weekend to Cam Faircloths for a AI class and to pick up some Oberhasli semen. It isn't nearly as exciting as real "marriages", at least not for the girls, but I am pretty darn excited about taking our Oberhasli breeding program to the next level.

We will have several Nigerian and Second Generation Mini Nubians kidding in December and I am looking forward to  these babies, as the Dad's are new junior herdsires "Marcus" (from Rusty Repp's Little Tot's Estate) and "Bubba" (Listening Eagle on the Nubian side and Rinestone on the Nigerian side). We will have several babies for sale, as well as a couple of first fresherns in both breeds.

Congrads to the Kelli's for the new babies! They are the proud owners of a Cinder's son and a couple of Nigerian girls.

Also Congrads to Alma Seltzer for her new junior herdsire HeatherLane Jazzer. I know that he is going to a wonderful home and I am excited about crossing our bloodlines with Alma's FirePink Hollar/Oakmoon bloodlines.

Many Blessings!!

 

Moving on some Fudge!

Posted by heatherlanefarms on August 6, 2009 at 3:07 AM Comments comments (0)

We are so happy to annouce that our fudge can be found in some new stores!

Frisbee's Grocery in Old Fort, which is a family owned and operated grocery in the heart of Old Fort is now carrying our fudge!

Troyers Amish Store in Fairview is worth the visit just to window shop and enjoy their beautiful gardens. Now you can purchase our fudge, yet another great reason to visit them soon!

Appalachian Vintner on the outskirts of Biltmore Village have added us to their array of local products. They have wines from around the world, some of which I enjoyed on my trip to France last year. It is also a family owned and operated business, gotta love it!

Congrads to our new goat owners The Wilkie Family! They are the proud owners of an Oberhasli, Obien and Pygmy wether. From what I understand, the boys have settled in well and the family is amazed at what loving pets they are.

July 11, 2009

Posted by heatherlanefarms on July 11, 2009 at 10:41 PM Comments comments (1)

Be on the lookout for super cheese by Jennifer! We are proud to annouce that we selling our excess milk to Jennifer Perkins of Looking Glass Creamery and that she is using it and only it in her new cheese Ellington. She sent home this beautiful cheese that was almost too pretty to eat! Once inside the bloomy rind, was a creamery rich cheese that was out of this world! The only place I have ever tasted cheese like Ellington was in Loire Valley France. For you new Goat Cheese people, you will love this cheese as it does not have the "goaty" tang that comes along with an aged goat cheese.

 

Also be on the lookout for us! Make sure to pick up next week's copy of the Mountain Express as there will be an article about our fudge in this issue. Just a little something about us.

 

Starting August 1, 2009 we will be at the new Mills River Tailgate Market in Mills River, NC on Saturday Mornings. As much as I enjoy visiting the Black Mountain Market as a family, we have to spread the love of Mountain Made Goat Milk Fudge. If you are in the South Asheville area, Henderson County or Brevard Area, make sure to stop by and see us!

July 4, 2009

Posted by heatherlanefarms on July 11, 2009 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Happy Birthday America!!

I enjoyed the day crafting our Mountain Made Goat Milk Fudge into wonderful bite size Goat Milk Fudge Truffles for the annual White House Party in Black Mountain. I started by rolling our Chocolate Goat Milk Fudge into little morsels and then taking them for a turn in sweeten cocoa, DEVINE! Our Coconut fudge was also rolled and then rolled again sweet coconut, YUMMY! I added some stars and pinwheels and of course a GOAT! The tray contained a whopping six pounds of fudge that became the "talk" of the 120 guests. I enjoyed making it so much that I can't wait till the next one!


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