Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Twilight Tour & Tasting

The Twilight Tour & Tasting will be held Friday, July 8, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Washington County Agriculture Education Center in Boonsoro, and the Western  Maryland Research & Education Center in Keedysville.

The tasting part will include tasting dishes made from sheep and goat meats and cheeses. The tour part will include wagon tours of the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test and Goat performance & Carcass Contest.

It is the 11th year of the test and 1st year of the contest.  Since 2006, the test has evaluated over 640 bucks from 84 consigners from 20 states. Top-performing bucks have sold to states as far away as California.

Chef Todd Morren

Todd Morren, a local chef will prepare several recipes utilizing local sheep and goat products. Shepherds Manor Creamery and Charlottetown Farm will be on site to hand out cheese samples. Dr. Joe Fiola, the University of Maryland Extension Viticulturist and Small Fruits Specialist will talk about matching wine with meat and cheese.

There will be a fiber demonstration by Budding Creek Farm and presentation on using small ruminants for vegetation control by Browing Green Goats. The event will showcase everything sheep and goats.

Pre-registration is requested by July 1. To pre-register, contact Pam Thomas at or (301) 432-2767 x315. The event is free but we need to make sure we have enough food. The event is open to the public.!twilighttour/ccd2