RAPID RIVER, Mich. – Todd Pazz spoke with Kristen Tariss of Echolight Farm in Rapid River about their open house coming June 8th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an open house event honors all things dairy goat!
A perfect family event. They have baby goats for you to play with, goat-related products for you to taste, treats for you to hand-feed the goats, and you can attend either of two scheduled presentations about dairy goats along with a live hand-milking and machine milking demonstration!
NEW this year – try YOUR hand at milking a dairy goat! If you are successful at getting a few drops out, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize! This is especially fun for children (but its fun for adults, too!)!
The scheduled presentations and hand milking contest are at 12PM and 1PM!
They will also be bars of luxurious goat milk soap available for sale, and sign up forms for anyone interested in having access to fresh goat milk and cream through our herd share program!
Discussions also explained the issue with commercial farming, hobby farming, and legal ways to get products into the local market.