EVENT AT ROCKY OAKS GOAT CREAMERY
Sweet Thistle Farms which is located at Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery is opening the Pumpkin Patch on Saturdays and Sundays the first 3 weeks of October. To assure a safe environment we will be limiting the number of cars and people on site at any one time. To achieve this, we will be taking a $10 PRE-SALE vehicle passes either between 10 am and 12 noon or 12 noon and 2 pm. We also will be requiring face masks to meet local laws.
Sweet Thistle farms has a beautiful flower garden in front of the creamery and have great pumpkins that were grown on property. Please see information about the event in the flyer (link) below. Hope to see you at Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery in October. Just click on the link below for the flyer and info on the event and how to register.
MAA DAY- Cancellation
Do to the Corona virus this event has been cancelled We will have an event open to the Public as soon as things are back to normal and safe having crowds. Be Safe. Since Farmers Markets are considered to be essential (food) we are at the Saturdays Vineyard Farmers Market (Blackstone and Shaw ave) and Visalia Farmers Market (Caldwell and Mooney Boulevards) each Saturday morning ( 8 to 12 noon). We also are at the Wednesday (3 to 6 pm) Vineyard Farmers market for cheese sales.
. If any questions please call the creamery at (559) 297-2253.
Thanks for everyone who joined us on Kids Day. Great event (photo’s below)
Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery Second annual Kid’s Day
March 7th, 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm
Please join us for a day packed with fun. Visit the goats and the new Kid”s (expecting 50 plus), Tour ROGC, meet our animal staff (Ozzie and Harry – miniature donkeys, Orlando – baggy cafe, Blake & Barbara – protector dogs, and barn cats).We will again have the Maa Boutique and unique vendors, have tractor rides with our 1946 Ford Tractor and the Old Town Clovis Kiwanis provide a benefit hot dog lunch, drinks and craft beer.
We will be back milking and making cheese. There will be cheese tasting and cheese for sale at the event. We will have our staff (FSU Ag Science Interns) sharing information on goat care, milking, and cheese making.
Hope to see you at the event. If any questions please call the creamery at (559) 297-2253.
Dear friends of Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery
We are Goatful for a wonderful year!! Thanks!! All of us at Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery appreciate all the support everyone has provided during our first year. We had a wonderful Anniversary at the Creamery with lots and lots of visitors.
We have been lucky enough with your help to sellout of our fresh cheese. Our ripened cheese is in limited supply that will supply TRELIO and Erna’s Elderberry House for their menu. We will continue to offer our aged cheese though Wednesdays at Vineyard Farmer’s Market. Please come get cheese for your Turkey Day cheese platter.
We are looking forward to 2020. We are already planning the following events:
- January – Kidding Begins
- February— Milking Begins
- March 7—Kid Days
- April—Spring Event with TRELIO
- May 9—Maa Day Brunch
- GOAT 2 GO— Second Saturday of the Month Beginning in March
ROGC is closed to enjoy the holidays and wish everyone a fantastic holiday season.
The ROGC staff
SAVE THE DATE – October 19th, 2019
It will be our one year anniversary on September 13th, 2019. Please plan to join us on October 19th for our 1 year anniversary party / event at the Creamery from 10 am to 2 pm.We will have a Beer /Burger Benefit for the Kiwania. That would be Gourmet goat with extras.
We will have the Maa Boutique with unique vendors, Pumpkin Patch By Sweat Thistle, and goat barn and creamery tours and of course cheese tasting and cheese foe sale. We also plan on having tractor rides with our 1946 vintage Ford Tractor. More info to be available soon but get it on your calendars now. Hope to see you there – we also want to thank you for making it a successful first year!!!!!!!
Cheesy Sunday Brunch – July 7th, 2019 at The Local Restaurant from 10 am to 2 pm.
We are partnering with one of our favorite restaurants – The Local in Old Town Clovis for a Cheesy Sunday Brunch featuring Rocky Oaks Goat Cheese. Chef Thomas will be creating special cheese dishes for this event. The Local is located at 401 Clovis Ave #102 in Old Town Clovis. Hopefully you can join us.For reservations call The Local at (559) 900-4253, You can also visit their website at www.thelocalotc.com.
June 22nd and 23rd we will be at Valley Oak Winery located at 11809 E. Belmont Ave, Fresno from 12 noon to 5 pm tasting and selling our cheese. Valley Oak Winery is participating in the Fresno County Wine Journey this week-end which includes 17 local wineries. Come tastes some wine and then see what cheese goes best. The wine journey includes 17 different wineries and you can learn more at the website below.
We also will be at the Vineyard Farmers Market located at the corner of Blackstone and Shaw the morning of June 22nd (7 am to 12 noon)
The Local Restaurant in Clovis (401 Clovis Ave, ste #102) now has our cheese. This past Saturday (6/18/19) we had dinner and the food and service were great. Of course we had the cheese platter (see below) which had our Rocky, Webes, and Heiress. Hope you get a chance to go and try this as well
MAA DAY at the Creamery – May 11th, 2019 from 10 AM to 2:00PM
Please plan to join us at the Creamery on May 11th for Cheese, “Crepes” & Refreshments provided by the Kiwanis Club of Old Town Clovis. For the “Crepes” we will be having different ROGC Cheese spreads available to try on your “Crepes”. We also plan to have Maamosas. Come and enjoy breakfast, see the goats, sample cheese, and have fun.
We also will have some of our favorite friends selling things in the Maa Boutique (soaps, lotions, other) and will have wine tasting provided by Valley Oak Winery.
Tickets are $10 / adult and $5 / Child under 12 and can be purchased / or reserved by calling the Creamery at (559) 297-2253 or email at email@example.com. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Old Town Clovis. We are located one block east of Shaw and Academy intersection – 5365 Mendocino, Clovis.
KIDD’s FOR KIDs DAY – March 23rd (Saturday) from 1 pm to 4 pm
Open to the Public. We just kidded 36 new baby goats and are having a KIDD’S day where you can come and meet the new goats, play with them, and get a tour and sample our cheese. Also meet the protector dogs and the barn cats. Cheese for sale is also available.
The Creamery is located at 5365 N. Mendocino, Ave in Clovis. The cross streets are Shaw and Academy. Go East on Shaw and the first street that you can turn left on is Mendocino. We are the 3 brown bans.
Margie and Joel Weber
Hope to see you there!!!!!
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)