Things at Mt. Capra have been off to a great start this year!
Elizabeth and I, our six kiddos, and my mom and dad just flew back from San Francisco, CA where we were attending the Good Food Awards. Mt. Capra was the proud recipient of the 2018 Good Food Award for our Grass-fed, Goat Milk Ghee. With over 2500 entries, we were one of less than 200 winners of this prestigious award.
From their website:
The Good Food Awardscelebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. We host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities.
About the winning product:
Our Mt. Capra’s Award-winning, 100% Grass-fed, Goat Milk Ghee starts as fresh goat milk harvested from our own grass-fed, pastured goats on our farm in the Pacific Northwest. The cream from our goat milk is churned into butter and then gently simmered for several hours. During each small-batch simmer, the milk solids, protein, and lactose are removed from the butter leaving behind a pure butter oil.
Check out the photos from the trip!
Joe Stout, MS
Joe received a Masters of Science in Clinical Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Science from Washington State University. Along with running the farm, he has engaged in graduate studies of Sustainable Food Systems at Green Mountain College and is certified in Permaculture Design having studied under the world renowned Geoff Lawton. Joe and his wonderful bride Elizabeth have been married for 10 years and have been blessed with 6 beautiful children.