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A Quest for Baby Goats (Milk Gelato)

Posted Jun 11 2013 3:23pm

Saturday started with one mission: find a baby goat.*

*I am obsessed with baby goats. And miniature goats. And goats in general. For more on this, see this post …or this one …or this one …or this one …or this one . [See? Obsession.]

Mission: Accomplished.

Of course, it took a little while–and a lot of food–to get there. :)

eggplant caponata on focaccia + asian tofu salad

Last year, I think I went to the Charlottesville City Market once, but ever since it opened this spring, I’ve made it to the market almost every Saturday, always with Lindsey at my side and coffee in my hand. [I bring my own from home because I'm cheap; she buys a cup at Shenandoah Joe's because she supports local business.]

this week, lindsey also had beets in her hand.

But this past Saturday, we had a little more planned than stalking searching for Butter Boy and his bread. (Where are you?!?!) Last Friday, I received an e-mail from  Lindsey  titled:

“Just curious…do you want to go on an adventure?

Well, if those just happen to be some of my favorite words in the English language when strung together in an as-long-as-it-doesn’t-involve-me-bungee-jumping-or-in-a-hot-air-balloon conditional question. [And if they hadn't gotten me, the words "goat's milk gelato" would have.]

goat parmesan will do in a pinch.

So, after sampling–and then buying a scoop of–dairy-free kombucha gelato–

(Yes, you read that right,)

DO try this at home?

–and discovering my new favorite bread *–

*That’s what happens when you don’t come to the Market, Butter Boy…

i cannot even tell you how good it is.

–we set off on a quest to find baby goats fresh goat’s milk (and rumored goat’s milk gelato).

goat dairy and farm

But first, lunch.

I knew we had to pass by Greenwood Grocery on the way to the goat farm and dairy , and apparently great minds think alike, because as soon as I mentioned that I’d never been there, Lindsey said she’d been thinking it would be a great place to grab a bite.

close-up on the eggplant caponata + hummus sandwich we split (on buttery focaccia)

Also, there was the unexpected bonus of a tractorout front.

And then you find a tractor, you have to pretend to ride it. (Obviously.)

(Not too) full of sandwich and salad, we made like MJ and Diana in The Wiz and moved on down the road.

this asian tofu salad needs to be recreated. soon. and yes, that's jicama.

We found the goat dairy farm, where we were treated to a personal tour of the new orchard, and the extensive produce garden–she’s growing everything from raspberries to quince to goji berries (!)

And of course, hanging out with goats. Baby goats. :)

there was one standing on the grill when we got there. it was awesome.

Oh, and goat’s milk gelato. We couldn’t leave without that.

not as tangy as i would think, but that has something to do with the type of goats they are

Gelato in the morning.

Gelato in the evening.

Gelato at supper time.

When there’s goat’s milk and kombucha gelato in existence…

We should eat gelato ALL the time. :)

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