HAPPY NEW YEARS
Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery (ROGC) would like to wish you a Very Happy New Year’s. Thanks to our friends and customers we had a success grand opening in September which has continued through the remainder of the year.
Our 16 milker’s are all pregnant and we are looking forward to a very busy kidding season in February. We will be planning a Kids event with all the new babies sometime in March. In 2019 we will plan another open house, and begin cheese tasking and tours. Starting January 12th the Creamery will be open on Saturdays from 1 pm to 5 pm. Though we are out of our fresh cheeses we still have a supply of our ripened cheeses (Webes, Patience) and our aged cheeses (Heritage, Vino Queso, and Rocky).
Joel and Margie Weber and the lovely ladies.
NEXT EVENT – December 22nd 2018 from 1 pm to 6 pm
Christmas at the Longhorn (Longhorn Feed – 5092 N. Academy, Clovis). Christmas Boutique by Sanger Pop Up Boutique.Local vendors will be selling one of a king holiday gifts.
Come and taste our cheese – Goat cheese will be available for sale. Hoe to see you there!!!
Below is an updated photo of the girls on the milking stand. They enjoy as they get to eat grain during the milking process.
NEXT EVENT – December 1st, 2018
We are going to be at an event December 1st, 2018 from 9 am to 12 noon located at the Longhorn Feed store (5092 N. Academy , Clovis, CA) for cheese tasting and selling.. The Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery is just one block East of this location.
RECENT MEDIA ACTIVITY
On November 2nd the FOX TV-26 Great Day morning news did live remotes from Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery, See the link below.
The Fresno Bee also did an article titled – “Meet the 16 ladies making goat cheese in Clovis and the women who sells it” that was published on November 18th, 2018. See the link below.
PAST EVENT – November 10th and 11th
This next week-end (November 10th – 11th) from 12 noon to 5 pm we are fortunate to be at the Valley Oak Winery (www.valleyoakwinery.com) providing cheese tasting and selling our cheese. Valley Oak Winery is part of the Fresno County Fall Harvest Wine Journey. You can learn more about this event and purchase tickets by going to www.fresnocountywinejourney.com.
What a great time to taste great wine and cheese at one location.
We also wanted to share that we can provide cheese platters (see below) for your holiday needs. Just let us what you would like and number of people to serve and we can work with you to develop your own customized cheese platter. Call us at ROGC (559) 297-2253.
MILLSTONES TO EVENTS
We have changed this spot from Milestones Reached to Events now that we are live and operational. We have left the photos below so you can see the activities occurred to get to where we are today.
FINALLY – we are up and operational. On September 13th 2018 all of the certification and licenses were finalized. We have the goats on site, are milking, making cheese and selling.
Below are photos of the process to get to where we are today – Enjoy.
We now have our website up and operational, the Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery registered trademark (TM), and this past week ordered the building material with start of construction in approximately 2 months. The new staff – our 7 baby goats hope the construction goes quickly. 4/22/2017.
This past week-end we planted 20 Oak Trees and more plumbing work was completed. 5/2/17.
Elsa getting her first hoof trimming with Frankie our farrier. He loves doing our goat’s hoofs. 5/6/17.
We now have the new gate at ROGC. Hope it is big enough for all the goats to go through. 6/6/17
My name is Oak (4 months old) .I am the new Buck. ROGC now has two Bucks, Rocky and myself. I came from Northern California and am still getting use to the heat in Clovis. 7/26/17.
Margie has her Construction sign and street address in place. Also Shirley had her second baby this week. His name is LB (Little Bull)
Updates for February 3rd 2018. Below are photos of the three buildings including the creamery, goat barn, and shop. There also is a photo of the ROGC campus and two photos of the inside of the creamery. We are a little behind schedule so the kidding will be at the current goat ranch and everyone will hopefully be on the new site in a few months.
Margie now has the following certifications – VAT Pasteurizer and Milk Sampling
Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery is pleased to announce that it has its first California State University Fresno Intern (Tereza Lopez – on the left) and Milk Making Apprentice Rhiannon Stack – on the right). We plan to add a page to the website sharing more info in the near future..
We also have added additional workers to be at the new location when we hopefully go live in a few weeks. Both Blake and Barbara are looking forward in being the goat protectors in the near future, They are brother and sister (Anatolian Shepard)