7th Annual Spring 2013 Open House
Saturday MAY 11th from 10-3
Music, Wine tasting, Hay rides, baby goats, milking for kids (win a blue ribbon!), Cheese tasting, tour and sales
On-farm Consultation Sessions: One-on-one tour of the creamery and dairy, questions answered about equipment, milk quality, construction of dairy, creamery and aging room, cheesemaking, etc. 75.00/hour.
Off-Farm Consultation: This is the most limited service available, as it is very hard to leave the farm! But I do some traveling and can often include a site visit. Fee varies.
Plan Review: Review of your floor plan design. 1 Hour minimum (75.00). Average time: 2 Hours (including follow ups).
Farmstead Cheesemaker Private Course: Two days of hands on dairying and cheesemaking. Sample Day 1: Milking, Cheesemaking, animal husbandry, milk quality, business. Day 2: Milking, creamery Clean-up, Affinage, animal husbandry, business, cheesemaking theory. Days start at 6:AM and finish in the evening. Meals with the family are included, lodging in our vintage 1970 31' Airstream trailer, when available. You will work alongside different members of our team throughout the day. Please note, the course is two very full, long days. Bring your questions, notebook, and energy! You can also bring any floorplan you might be working on, property layout for ideas about waste water management, etc; and an portable drive- flash or thumb type- and we will share our files for our HACCP. 800.00. (Couples 850.00)
Milk quality importance-DHI, SCC, CMT, Plate counts, antibiotic residue testing; milking machine options and maintenance; cleaning chemicals; waste water disposal options; floor plan design; shipping and packaging; invoicing and working with retailers; making hard aged cheeses- milk composition, pH, affinage options, product testing; holistic herd health; fecal parasite floats; and more.
Spend the day making and tasting cheeses in the Pholia Farm Creamery. Beginning and up levels. .
Beginning Fall 2012, home and beginning classes will take place in the loft of the barn! This relaxed setting will not require lab coats, hair nets, etc.
LUNCH INCLUDED PLEASE BRING A BEVERAGE TO SHARE
Options: Reserve the whole day for your private group of up to 10.
Lodging and Food Nearby in our Home Town- Rogue River:
50% deposit on class is required unless otherwise noted. Please print out and sign registration form and send along with your deposit.>Cheese CLASS REGISTRATION FORM
We Recommend these Books on Cheesemaking:
I love Ricki Carroll's classic and find James Leverentz's book is a really great asset for beginning levels too. Paul Kindstedt's is for the more advanced cheesemaker wanting to learn theory. It is great! Watch next spring for my next book, an intermediate book on cheesemaking with theory and recipes!
Dairy Goat Academy (formerly Dairy GoatSchool which is now a trademarked term by a farm in Maine, as of February 20, we changed the name)
These sessions are designed for the beginning goat owner who wants some hands on training and experience. You will arrive at 6:30AM and participate in the milking and the feeding of kids (spring only). Learn to hand milk and how to clean home dairy equipment and make sure that the milk is clean and safe. After milking we will take some of the milk and turn it into ricotta to go in the lasagna for lunch.
After breakfast, we'll go over general health; medications and vaccinations; trouble shooting health issues; conformation and how it applies to health and productivity; feeding of goats of all ages and stages of life and some housing choices and issues. Then we'll have a lunch break (and eat the lasagna!) along with some other tasty food.
After lunch we'll talk about some of the more serious, contagious diseases and common conditions that you might encounter once you own goats; preparing the doe for kidding, delivering and raising babies; practice hoof trimming and giving a doe a "dairy clip" haircut for cleaner milk; how to read a registration paper and milk production record; things to be on alert for when shopping for goats; and finally you will learn how and give a goat an oral dose of medication as well as an injection.
Includes a binder full of information and a dairy goat school graduation certificate!
Breakfast and Lunch included. Limited to 5 participants. 120.00 per person (discount for 2nd family member)
(Classes scheduled when
50% deposit on class is required. Please print out and sign registration form and send along with your deposit.
Exit # 48 I-5
From South, turn R on Depot St / From North, turn L on Depot St.
Turn L on Pine St. (just after crossing train tracks)
Straight through 4 way stop sign
Proceed approx 7.5 miles (Pine St. becomes East Evans Crk Rd)
L on Queens Branch Rd (just after gas station and market)
Go approx 1.4 miles, road will make a 90 degree curve to the Right and becomes West Evans
Proceed 1 mile.
9115 W. Evans on the Left (driveway is on a curve, so slow down at exactly 1 mile)
All the way up gravel drive, speed bumps in road, Gate.
Pholia Farm, 9115 West Evans Cr. Rd, Rogue River, Oregon, 97537 Phone: : , Dairy/Home: 541-582-8883 FAX: 541-582-0984 E-Mail Click