Hagerstown, Md. (October 4, 2013) – The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission Office of Agricultural Business Development is pleased to invite community members to Caprikorn Farm’s Annual Farm Open House October 19-20. Visitors can stop by the farm from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 and 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, October 20. Please see the full release from Caprikorn Farms for more details:
OPEN HOUSE AT CAPRIKORN FARMS
It’s time for family fun on the farm again! Caprikorn Farms will open to the public and community as it hosts the Annual Farm Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th. Come by, meet the goats, taste some cheese and have lunch. This year the farm tour will highlight the new energy improvements we made thanks to a Kathleen A.P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency grant from the Maryland Energy Administration!
Caprikorn Farms makes aged raw goat milk cheeses and pasteurized fresh Chevre. Tours of the goat milking facility, a goat petting zoo, goat-milking demonstrations, and samples of the full line of Caprikorn cheeses - including cheddar, Gouda, feta, jalapeno cheddar, garlic-n-chive cheddar, fresh Chevre and flavored Chevres - all will be available on site. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, local apples, cookies and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Admission to the Annual Farm Open House is free. There will be a charge of $1 to milk a goat or feed the petting zoo goats. In the event of rain, the event will be held the following weekend. Caprikorn Farms is located at 20312 Townsend Road, Gapland, MD 21779.
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About the EDC, Agricultural Business Development
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC), Agricultural Business Development is a county agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The EDC, Agricultural Business Development is responsible for developing, marketing, and managing economic development strategies and implementing marketing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries. The EDC interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county. Visit www.hagerstownedc.org/agricultural-marketing for more information.
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About Caprikorn Farms
Our farm specializes in aged raw goat milk cheeses and pasteurized fresh Chevre. We have the heaviest milking Saanen herd in the U.S. and this is because for our foundation stock. We used mega milkers only and the sons of mega milkers. In 2007 we had the number 1, 2 and 3 Saanen goats in the country for milk production. We welcome visits (especially at milking time). To arrange a visit to our farm or to find out more about our farm animals and processes visit: caprikornfarms.com.