Friday, May 24, 2013

ADK Goat Club Next Event: Goat Night!

The next ADK Goat Club event will be Goat Night: Part 2 at Ward Lumber in Jay, NY at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Rose Bartiss will present a lecture on breeding, kidding, and milking. There will be free pizza and refreshments. To register for Goat Night, go to

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Recipe of the Month: Crock Pot Goat Curry

This easy Thai-inspired roast is delicious over rice or mashed potatoes.

2 1/2 pound boneless goat roast
salt and ground black pepper
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon red curry paste (available in the international section of most stores)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 cups chicken broth
14 oz can of coconut milk
10 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chiles
3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (also in international section)
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 3" piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
juice of one lime
2 bay leaves
1 bag frozen Asian mixed vegetables or steamed fresh vegetables as you prefer

Generously season roast with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet on high. Brown roast on all sides. Remove from heat and put roast in crock pot.

Add red curry paste to hot skillet. Add cumin and coriander. Rub mixture into hot oil to blend. Put skillet over medium heat.

Pour in chicken stock, coconut milk, diced tomatoes, fish sauce, brown sugar, garlic, tomato paste, and ginger. Heat to boiling. Add lime juice.

Pour mixture over pot roast. Add bay leaves. Cover and set crock pot on low for 7-8 hours.

Add vegetables 1/2 hour before serving.

Serve over rice or mashed potatoes. Garnish with cilantro.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Goat Night at Ward Lumber - June 4, 2013

Ward Lumber in Jay, NY will be hosting Goat Night: Part 2 on Tuesday, June 4, starting at 6:30pm. There will be free pizza and refreshments (the pizza is really good!). Rose Bartiss will be presenting a lecture on goats including information on breeding, kidding, and milking. There will be lots of information for the potential goat owner, the new goat owner, and the veteran goat owner. The lecture will apply to all breeds of goats, not just dairy goats. There will be baby goats to play with and a goat to milk.

Please register for Goat Night at

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wild Edibles for People and Animals

Exploring Wild Edibles …Can you really eat that?

 Pat Banker, Cornell Cooperative Extension  Program Educator

Humans have much longer history of foraging and gathering food than their relatively new relationship with agriculture. Until the early 20th century, gathering and utilizing a multitude of wild plants, roots, nuts and berries was as common for rural Americans as going to the grocery store is for 21st century shoppers. Many of the plants we now call weeds in our gardens were known as potherbs by our grandmothers and are still enjoyed by those who know how to identify and prepare them.  The history of many wild plants also included their uses as medicines.

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Franklin County 4H Program will again be hosting a series of four workshops entitled “Truly Wild” with instructor, Pat Banker, 4H Program Educator, exploring the process of identifying wild edibles available in the northern New York area.  Workshops will be held at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid and on the Uhlein Maple Plantation on Bear Cub Road in Lake Placid. Each hands-on workshop will follow seasonal wild edibles from spring to late summer. The 4H “Truly Wild” program is open to youth age 5-19 and their families.  Participants will be exploring the outdoors, plant history, science and the fun of foraging.  Participants will also prepare some wild plant dishes to sample in the kitchen at Heaven Hill Farm. 

Dates for the workshops will be Saturdays, May 11, June 22, July 27, and August 24 starting at 1:00 pm. The “Truly Wild” workshop cost will be a one-time $10 per participant fee with a special rate for families not to exceed $30 for the entire 4-part series.  Pre-registration is required. Register by calling the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 518-483-7403 or by calling Pat Banker, 518-327-3457.