From the press release for the Saturday, Brainerd Market:
Learn how to milk a goat at the Brainerd Farmers Market Saturday, June 15 Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dixie Soaps is bringing their goats, Aphrodite and Hermione, to the Brainerd Farmer’s Market for a milking demonstration at 11:00 a.m. They will also bring a three week old bottle baby who still needs a name! So Market guests may submit name suggestions for a chance to win a $20 Brainerd Market Gift Certificate. Guests can see how a goat is milked and even feed the baby a bottle.
Dixie Soaps is owned by Bill and Becky Ensinger. They live and work on a six acre farm in Dayton, Tennessee. Becky has raised dairy goats and farmed for 19 years. She began making soap as a way to use surplus milk, and eventually began selling her soaps and other skin care products. Dixie Soaps focuses on sustainable farming methods, and currently raise Alpine and LaMancha dairy goats, grass fed beef, chickens, ducks, bees, as well as herbs, vegetables, and fruits. They enjoy sharing these products with customers and friends every Saturday at the Brainerd Market.
Becky and Bill also have two helpers on the farm – Laura, 2, and Elizabeth, 1. A third will be arriving soon. The girls inspired their line of baby care products, “Baby Olive.”
So bring the kids to the Brainerd Market for a real farm experience, chat with our local farmers and artisans, and take home some local produce for dinner! As always, the Brainerd Farmers Market is open from 10:00 12:00 in the Grace Episcopal Church parking lot on the corner of Belvoir Ave. and Brainerd Rd.