Acting the goat at growers market
COFFS Coast Growers Markets is doing just that – growing.
The addition of two new suppliers will give shoppers even more variety.
Fifth generation farmers Justin and Kim Gilbert of Dorrigo will be bringing fresh goat meat from the Booma Boers Goat Stud. They have been farming goats for the past 10 years and are one of three companies in Australia to sell goat meat at markets.
“We breed Boer goats which are a specific meat breed,” Mr Gilbert said.
“Goat meat is the most consumed red meat in the world and is very nutritious as it is low in fat and cholesterol.”
In the stall, the Gilberts will have a range of items including goat mince, sausages, shanks and other cuts.
Joining them as newcomers will be Valentina and Terry Thyssen, who will be bringing something for the sweet-tooths.
“Mr and Mrs Thyssen have been producing fudge from a tried-and-tested American recipe for many years,” Coffs Harbour City Council’s Jan Rooney said. “They also offer free samples before you buy, so no one can resist a visit to their stall.”
These additions are added to the regular items available at the markets, from fruit and vegetables, flowers, plants and herbs to olives, cakes, wood-fired breads and locally made soaps.
The Coffs Coast Growers Markets are held every Thursday in the City Square, Harbour Drive, from 8am to 3.30pm.