South African Boer Bok

Autumn Olive Farms is a family based operation in Augusta County. We have a dual focus model with a singular commitment to the health and wellness of the land, animal and the consumer. We raise the beautiful South African Boer Bok as an environmentally sound method to combat the invasive plant species problem while producing one of the finest and healthiest meats in the world right here in the Shenandoah Valley. The combination of the worlds premier, purpose bred and standardized meat goat with the fantastic forage base of invasive species here in the Valley provides a win-win situation for the land, its owner and the consumer.

Friday, January 28, 2011

So, how do you move a large order of meat when the basement is snowed in?

With a sled and a dog of course!  This is Chloe pulling the sled with the Boer Bok goat meat that is going to the James Beard House on February 8th.  She is not your typical sled dog, but she is a very big Great Pyrenees and definitely up to the job!  We had better wax those runners.  Sounds like we might get another big snow next week.  We may have to call on the Komondors, Mudflap and Bea, to help out! 

Click on this Autumn Olive Farms You Tube channel link to see us in action!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Some VERY exciting news.....

We are so excited that our Boer Bok goat meat will be on the menu at the James Beard House in New York City on February 8th!  Chef Melissa Close Hart from Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyard will be preparing an Elegant Vineyard Getaway dinner and we are one of three entrees...  

"Braised Boer Bok Goat with Buckwheat Polenta, Orange-Glazed Turnips, and Micro-Turnip Green Salad
Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve 2008"

We are honored to have our Boer Bok goat meat featured at the James Beard Foundation.  This is an event where the foundation invites chefs to the James Beard House to prepare a special meal that allows people "to experience America's dynamic cuisine first hand."  We will be updating the blog with more information about this event. It is our hope that after 6 years of dedicated efforts,  Autumn Olive Farms Boer Bok will make it into the finest restaurants in the country. We might be a bit biased, but we do believe it has a rightful place at the table.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Where Oh Where Have We Been?

We have been very busy here at Autumn Olive Farms with our herd of over 200 Boer Bok!  We had 61 kids born in 11 days in mid-late November.  Yes, Romeo was a very busy boy back in June!  Then the holidays came.....

We have had our challenges with the unseasonably cold weather, but all in all everyone is doing well.  We are all looking forward to the nice warm days of spring and fresh green forage.

The dogs on the other hand... Well, they are thrilled with this cold weather.  They run jump and play and are totally obnoxious about it.

We have some exciting news that we will be sharing about our Boer Bok goat meat.  Stay tuned...