Thursday, September 15, 2011

Idaho meat goat producer plans open house Saturday

If you’re serious about exploring local foods, visit a Hagerman, Idaho goat ranch’s free open house, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, for an afternoon of learning about goat meat.
Cucina Gemelli chef Lynn Sheehan will prepare several dishes for participants to taste. You can also sample chevon, meet the ranchers, tour the goats and learn about starting a small meat business.
Goat ranchers Evelyn Simon and her husband, Joe Bennett, have been raising Boer meat goats on their five-acre farm since 2005. Their herd includes 30 brood does, one champion buck and lots of kids. They sell meat at the farm, to restaurants, online at and sometimes at farmers markets.
The Hagerman ranch is at 882 East 2830 South.
Information: Simon, 837-6523 or 539-2261, or

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