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Goat Please!

Hearst, Ontario - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The popular local Hearst Gardening Series continues on Monday, March 26, with “Goat Please!” The workshop presented by the Porcupine Health Unit, the Hearst Economic Development and Agriva Group, will be held at the Inovo Centre, 523 Highway 11 East, and starts at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

“Come and listen to a new player in local production. Ms. Marie-Estella Richard, owner of La chèvre laitière de Hearst Ltée will share her experience, insights and challenges in breaking new ground in producing goat’s milk!” says Mrs. Julie Roy, coordinator of Agriva Group. She is quite enthusiastic about the series, “The first workshop on Egg and Chicken Production with Mrs. Lynn Glazer was a resounding success and left participants wanting to know more. The interest in the series is overwhelming.”

“The second part of the workshop will be presented by Fromagerie Kapuskoise who transform goat milk into cheeses. Taste testing of the Matagami cheese will allow participants to appreciate the unique and distinct properties of goat’s milk cheese,” adds Mrs. Joëlle Zorzetto, public health dietitian with the Porcupine Health Unit.

The workshop will be held in French with the opportunity to ask questions in either French or in English. To register or for more information, call (705) 372-2839. Mrs. Roy, development officer for the Hearst Economic Development shares, “What an inspiration to see local producers sharing local discoveries and successes. We hope it will inspire others to try! ?

The other workshops in the gardening series will follow in 2018.

The Porcupine Health Unit is located in Northeastern Ontario, serving the entire Cochrane District and Hornepayne, in Algoma District. The main office is located in Timmins, Ontario, with branch offices in Cochrane, Hearst, Hornepayne, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Matheson, Moosonee and Smooth Rock Falls.