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    I know this is probably a little off topic of what normally gets posted on this forum but does anyone know a place around Anchorage or the valley that sells goat milk. I want to try to make some goat cheese. That stuff is expensive in the stores. Thanks for any help.
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    Good luck with this one. You may have to start a goat dairy.

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    lol, I know, I figured it cant hurt to ask.
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    MIght check out alaskalist.com with that question.

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    Sorry I can't help in the ANC area. I only know where to get good goat milk in the Interior.
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    Try Matt & Rhonda Shaul in Palmer. They have a certified dairy and aren't cheap. PM me and I'll give their phone #
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    Call the UAF extension service in Palmer, they have a list of all farms that sell to the public. I do think there are a couple people selling goat products. I donít think raw milk is legal to sell for human food so you may be told itís for pet food only. Wink wink

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    Default Try this one...found through google

    Alaska Dairy Goat Association

    Address: c/o Carol Hepler, HC 34, Box 2195 Wasilla, AK 99654 USA
    Contact Name: Hepler, Carol
    Phone: (907) 892-8002
    Email: dhepler@gci.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfletcher View Post
    Alaska Dairy Goat Association

    Address: c/o Carol Hepler, HC 34, Box 2195 Wasilla, AK 99654 USA
    Contact Name: Hepler, Carol
    Phone: (907) 892-8002
    Email: dhepler@gci.net
    Are there still HC routs on the Wasilla side of the Valley? They changed mine to my street address 3 or 4 years ago, had to buy all new rubber stamps, business cards, return lables, and on and on.
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    Just remember Cheese will vary greatly depending on the maker. If you can get someone to sell you their cheese it might not tast the same as the stuff in the store.

    O and yes they do still have HC boxes at least on the big lake side of Wasilla.

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    There's a family that sells goat cheese, goat milk and a few other dairy/produce items off the side of the road at the intersection of Trunk and Bogard in Wasilla. I can't vouch for the goat products (hate goat cheese myself) but the tomato plants and other produce were great.

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    Arky

    Not an odd ball request, well maybe it is folks say I'm a little weird, anyway I've made my own cheese at home and happen to own Goats. Mine are meat goats and will be harvested as chevon(7-12 months of age) but I had briefly toyed with wintering them over for milk and baby meat goats. I made "farmers cheese" out of store bought whole milk as a test to see if it would be worth making. The cheese was good but it took allot of milk! I'll make it again for guests as a "novelty" food but I don't think Kraft cheese has anything to fear from me.


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    The goat dairy products available in the grocery store are just plain gross and have about as much in common with Farm fresh goat dairy products as Gouda dose with processed cheese slices.......in other words nothing! Fresh goats milk is very sweet and lacks the gamey undertone of the store bought stuff. For that matter unpasteurized cows milk is worlds tastier as well. Difference is goats milk doesn't need to be pasteurized. Apparently goats are immune to most of the ickies we don't want for cows milk......like mastitis for example.

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    Looks like you got a couple of air plane eared goats. Boer or neubian crosses?

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    A little of both, those ears where the selling point for Tracy.
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    Rick, How do you keel 'em at the end of the year? I honestly always wondered about that. We purchased a calf one year as a boy and I went with my dad to pick it up. Their answer was a 38 special to the back of the head. It certainly was effective though quite loud right there in the barn. That was some GOOD beef though!

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