Big Gay Hudson Valley is kicking off their new Upstate Gay Adventures series with Baby Goat Weekend at Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie on March 10-11. Let’s face it—and don’t “kid” yourself—it’s never too cold to frolic with baby goats. Could you imagine yourself, elbows on the windowsill with your face in your hands, rolling your eyes at friends in the throngs of baby goats? No, you probably can’t. So just let me tell you about it already.
Baby Goat Weekend will take you to the pastureland of Dutchess County for two days of farm life. At Sprout Creek, a non-profit dairy farm with an award-winning creamery, you will experience farm life on a peak kidding weekend by working alongside farmers and educators. Not only will you gleefully play with the bouncy newborns and milk the mother goats, but you will also care for the farm’s cows, pigs, and poultry.
You might not enjoy getting up every day of the week to tend to the farm animals—but you’ll do it for a weekend. So thank those farmers for cutting you a neat slice of farm life.
At Baby Goat Weekend, you will see what goes into each gallon of milk, wheel of cheese, and carton of eggs. After a hands-on tour of the cheese-making facility, you’ll pair their multiple award-winning cheeses with locally made wines from the Millbrook Winery. Throughout the weekend, Chef Mark Fredette, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, will cook farm-to-table dishes using ingredients from the farm.
Before everyone retreats to their warm cabins and showers, Saturday will come to a close with evening entertainment from Hudson’s Trixie Starr and Fabulous Farmer John. After an early Sunday morning of milking the cows and feeding the goats, prepare to be gently herded by baby goat yoga and nourished by big gay brunch.
Giving the LGBTQ community local hands-on experiences is what Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Upstate Gay Adventures are all about.
Early bird registration for Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Baby Goat Weekend is currently available for $199. Registration rates increase to $249 after February 20.
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