Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Coach Farm in the Berkshires

After a stroll down Main Street, stop in at the Marketplace in Guido's. On Saturday June 16th we will be in the Great Barrington store from 11-3 sampling an assortment of our fresh and aged cheeses.

The Marketplace at Guido's
740 Main St
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-5775

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

O! My Goat

Our award winning fresh buttons were featured in Oprah's June issue! (Click on the word Oprah at the bottom of the image to enlarge)

Read this doc on Scribd: OPRAH

Monday, May 19, 2008

Smile for the camera

A few recent additions to the Coach Farm gang. It's hard to tell at this age if they enjoy being in the limelight!

Busy Weekend

This past weekend was a busy one for Coach Farm. Saturday Naomi was at Adam's in Poughkeepsie, NY while Julia was at King's in Hoboken, NJ, Yesterday Andrea was also doing a demo at the Honest Weight Food Coop in Albany. We all had a great weekend and met some big fans of our cheese!

King's seemed to be the reduced fat haven while Triple Cream was flying out the door at Adam's in Poughkeepsie. Yesterday we had a great mix at the COOP. All of the members that were working or shopping in the store were thrilled to have us. Gustav and Chen do such a great job sampling out cheese- and getting people to buy it! Gustav made an amazing melange of some interesting cheeses, grilled olives, gigantes and Tanna's Garlic and Ginger Chutney. And of course everything that was sampled had to come home!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Upcoming Demos

Saturday May 10th 11-3 Adam's: Kingston, NY

Saturday May 17th 11-3 Adam's: Poughkeepsie, NY

Saturday May 17th 1-4 King's Supermarket: Hoboken, NJ (Hoboken North Store)

Sunday May 18th 11-3 Honest Weight Food Coop: Albany, NY

Meet the Cheesemaker at Adam's this month!

For the next two weeks we will be at the Adam's Fairacre Farm's stores promoting our cheese with our cheesemaker Rosie. Stop in to sample our fresh and aged cheeses while they are on promotion for these events. As you can see from the picture above, all that was left in Newburgh was crumbs! Our new reduced fat spreads were a big hit, selling out in almost every flavor!

Saturday May 10th- Kingston Store 11-3
Saturday May 17th- Poughkeepsie Store 11-3

Sorry, we won't be bringing any of our kids with us!

Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese Festival

Saturday April 26th we participated in the 2nd annual Rip Van Winkle Wine & Cheese Festival in Catskill, NY. It was held at the historic Beattie Powers house overlooking the Hudson River. This event was sponsored by the Fortnightly Club of Catskill, benefitting community projects in Catskill. Local wineries and cheesemakers attended sampling their products (including our friends at Hudson-Chatham Winery!). Thankfully it turned out to be a beautiful day under the tent!

Food Bank of NYC Can Do Awards Dinner

To jump back a month- Monday April 7th we attended the Food Bank of NYC's 25th Anniversary "Can Do Awards Dinner". Coach Farm sponsored a table (as well as the gift bags!). Helena Christensen, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many others were awarded for their efforts in trying to end hunger in NYC. It was an action packed evening with raffles, a live auction, great food and orange martinis. The food was catered by Abigail Kirsch-featuring our cheese in a Zucchini Tartlet. One of the highlights for the evening was Gwyneth snapping up $75,000 from the audience when she accepted her award, and then matching it! Thanks to Mario Batali and Susi Cahn for co-chairing such a great event!

Coach Farm Slideshow

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cheese Sighting

We've had a Food Network sighting! One of our customers just called to tell us they saw Bobby Flay use our cheese on Iron Chef last night. We're sure that helped him score some extra points!

An award winning season!

Coach Farm has been in the running for many competitions lately. Our biggest accomplishment was winning the "Best of Class" award for our Triple Cream Wheel at the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin this March. Here we competed against many other soft ripened goat's milk cheeses. Along with our Triple Cream Wheel (99.6), our Green Peppercorn Pyramid (99.85) scored 5th place with our aged stick not too far behind.

Our next race for the gold will be at the Fancy Food Show in New York this summer. Our Triple Cream wheel is one of the silver finalists for "Outstanding Cheese or Dairy Product".

This past Friday we celebrated our award with a luncheon for the farm. Our gold medal was presented, the employees were congratulated and then the feast began.

Check back to see how we did at the American Cheese Society and Fancy Foods Show!