Traditional English Christmas Dinner at the Dairy Farm

christmas dinner at the dairy farm

You and your loved ones are invited to our Traditional English Christmas Dinner at the Dairy Farm on the Third Sunday, December 16 at 1:30 pm.

Christmas Dinner at the Dairy Farm Menu:

  • Mulled Cider
  • Sampler Plate of Our Cheese and Chef’s Choice Appetizers
  • Smoked Duck and Walnut on Winter Greens
  • Champaign Vinaigrette
  • Herbed Yorkshire Pudding
  • Prime Rib Roast on Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Root Vegetables
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Christmas Cookies to Take Home

Hot Mulled Cider is heated to a temperature just below boiling with cinnamon, orange peel, nutmeg, cloves, or other spices added. After heating the drink will mulled spices, the cider is strained before it is served.

Of course we feature our Famous Celebrity Goat Cheeses on our sampler plate of cheeses. We’ll also include a selection of other tasty choice appetizers.

Yorkshire Pudding is a rich, savory roll or popover doused with gravy. Sometimes the meat’s pan drippings are mixed into the batter to enhance its meaty goodness.

Despite the name “plum pudding,” the pudding contains no actual plums. Raisins were sometimes called plums in the 19th century, but only when they were in a plum pudding or plum cake.

What’s more English than tea? Tea rooms can be found in most towns and many villages in the United Kingdom.

Traditional English Christmas cookies include biscuits, tea cakes, and short bread. We will offer a variety of festive and delicious Christmas cookies which our guests are welcome to take home with them.

After our Traditional English Dinner and before our delicious dessert, guests of the Christmas Dinner at the Dairy Farm are invited to meet our friendly Celebrity Goats. Our Celebrity Dairy Goats give us the ability to produce goat’s milk, goat cheeses, and goat soaps.

We look forward to receiving guests on this Third Sunday Dinner. A Christmas Dinner at the Dairy Farm with traditional English faire.

Why You Will Enjoy Our Thanksgiving Dinner at the Farm

thanksgiving dinner at the farm

The Inn at Celebrity Dairy and Celebrity Dairy Farm invite you to enjoy our Third Sunday Thanksgiving Dinner at the Farm.

Our Thanksgiving Dinner at the Farm Menu:

  • Sparkling Cider
  • Assorted Goat Cheese Sampler Platter
  • Chef’s Choice Appetizers
  • Creamed Shiitake Mushroom Soup
  • Turkey Roulade
  • Fall Greens with Garlic and Bell Peppers
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Cranberry Nut Muffins with Pumpkin Butter
  • Gwen’s Apple Pie with Ginger Gelato
  • Tea and Coffee

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. American’s trace the holiday to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth Plantation. In 1789, after a request from Congress, the 1st United States President, George Washington, made a proclamation for the nation to celebrate Thanksgiving. It began as a harvest festival. In 1863, during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, Thanksgiving became a federal holiday.

The Inn at Celebrity Dairy and Celebrity Dairy Farm is thankful for the people and animals who make our work possible. The people who are B&B guests at our inn, who attend our events including Open Barns and Third Sunday Dinners, those attending Farmers Markets, and for local restaurants who buy our products. Without our adorable Celebrity Dairy Goats, we could not produce our healthy goat’s milk, our award-winning goat cheese, and our goat soaps.

If you want to celebrate Thanksgiving you are invited to our Celebrity Dairy Farm! After the meal (and before Gwen’s Apple Pie and our Ginger Gelato Dessert), we allow guests to visit with our friendly Celebrity Goats. You are welcome to take pictures and, if you would like to, we even let you hold our adorable baby goats!

The Thanksgiving holiday is intended for remembering what we are thankful for and for spending time with loved ones enjoying our many blessings like delicious food. We look forward to having you dine with us at our Thanksgiving Dinner at the Farm here in Siler City, North Carolina at the Inn at Celebrity Dairy. Call (919) 742-5176 to speak with us about attending.

Why You Need To Tour Chatham Art Studios

Tour Chatham Art Studios during the first two weekends in December. The Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour features the work of over fifty talented artists in many studios across Chatham County.

The Tour Exhibit and Information Hub is located at the Chatham Arts Council on 118 West Street in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Call 919-542-0394. You can pick up a map, speak to docents, and see works by Tour Artists.

All Studio Tour events are free and open to the public. These galleries feature one example of each artist’s work in one location. The Studio Tour is self-guided.

Our Tour Artists Make Art in a Variety of Forms:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawings
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Paintings
  • Pastels
  • Photography
  • Sculptures
  • Wood

The First Weekend: 

Saturday Dec. 1, 2018 (from 10 am to 5 pm)

Sunday Dec. 2, 2018 (from Noon to 5 pm)

The Second Weekend:

Saturday Dec. 8, 2018 (from 10 am to 5 pm)

Sunday Dec. 9, 2018 (from Noon to 5 pm)

New Artists of 2018

  • Heather Gerni
  • Selden Lamoureux
  • Gina Harrison
  • Linda Collura
  • Rhonda Weaver-Brand
  • Leslie Palmer
  • Craig Grenier
  • Lee Kazanas
  • Yvette Poole
  • Julie Uhler
  • Bronwyn Watson
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Kim Campbell
  • Matthew Leavitt

The Inn at Celebrity Dairy is close to many of the artists’ studios. You need to see their incredible talent up close!

We offer eight guest rooms for overnight stays. Several of our rooms can accommodate more than two people so we are an ideal place for reunions and retreats.

We are located on our Celebrity Dairy Farm, a goat farm with a milking station. On site, we also make award-winning cheeses and a variety of our goat’s milk bars of soap.

Our guests are welcome to meet our Celebrity Goats and their kids. Our friendly baby goats are known for being adorably playful! You’re welcome to take lots of pictures with them.

We serve complimentary breakfasts to our guests each morning. Guests love our delicious recipes with our fresh goat’s milk and selection of cheeses. We look forward to your stay with us!

The Best Ever Fun Fall Farm Festival

best every fun fall festivalThe best ever fun Fall Farm Festival (Sunday October 14 from 2 to 5 pm) will celebrate the autumn season here at Celebrity Dairy. Fall is that special time of the year that offers cooler weather and gorgeous leaves changing colors.

Our main feature, fun hayrides, will be quite the treat! Our family-friendly hayrides let you go past the goat and llama fields, through the woods and around the 14-acre pond where blue herons and egrets visit. Then back around to our 8-room Inn at Celebrity Dairy.

Fun games will be set up around the inn lawn including croquet, horseshoes, giant Jenga, corn hole, and more! The goats will be out to make sure that rules are followed and that people take turns.

We will have fun arts and crafts sessions all through the event. Including, a coloring contest with fun prizes! Don’t forget we have adorable baby goats for you to meet!

Enter to win our raffle for a one-night stay or farm dinner for two. The one-night stay includes breakfast with farm fresh eggs and our award winning goat cheese on the table. You can even make it out to the barns during milking time. The dinner for two will be your choice of one of the upcoming Third Sunday 3 or 4 course dinners and a farm tour. There’s other prizes, too!

Celebrity Dairy will have an activity with all the fun of a “cake walk” but it will be our farm made goods as prizes! This includes our award-winning goat cheese, delicious goats milk fudge, and our popular goats milk gelato. Also, T-shirts, goats milk soaps, and gluten-free granola from the inn.

In the inn we will be offering baked goods and other snacks. We will also have our cheeses and other farm goods available! We look forward to seeing you on the farm! Click here for our Eventbrite Tickets page!

How To Become A Celebrity Dairy Volunteer

become a celebrity dairy volunteerWould you like to become a Celebrity Dairy volunteer? There are many ways you can volunteer to help us. We are a farm that stays busy doing work that we love.  It would be made even more special if we could share it with friends.

Possible volunteer tasks include:

  • Feeding and cuddling kids (baby goats) during kidding season (January to April)
  • Sharing information about our goats with Celebrity Dairy guests and visitors
  • Showing off our goats at Open Barn Events
  • Cleaning our barn and pasture
  • Repairing our fence
  • Providing other support at our special events
  • Gardening (especially for those who have been called “green thumbs”)

Of course, any amount of time you spend with us we greatly appreciate, however, we especially need volunteers who can  commit to at least two four-hour shifts per month. This gives you a chance to really learn how our farm works and for us to use our volunteer resources wisely. We ask that you first attend a brief tour and introduction session before making a commitment to do volunteer work with us.

Volunteers who can work with us regularly will be first in line to assist during kidding season and who would not want to cuddle and bottle feed adorable baby goats?! You will get to try our cheese, gelato, fudge, and soap and observe the process of making our goat milk products. Plus, we offer discounts on stays at the Inn at Celebrity Dairy and Special Events to our volunteers.

If you cannot make a long-term commitment, we can make arrangements for groups of five or more to take on larger projects. This is an opportunity to get your hands dirty on the farm and bond with your friends and co-workers!

Get a taste of volunteering with us at our First Sunday Open Workdays from 1 to 5 pm followed by a potluck supper and desserts from the Dairy. Anyone interested in volunteering may email us (theinn@celebritydairy.com) or call us (919-742-5176).

Please let us know the times and how often you are available to volunteer as well as if you have any physical restrictions. We appreciate your willingness to learn how you can help out The Inn at Celebrity Dairy and the Celebrity Dairy Farm.

East Branch Ginger Thai Third Sunday Dinner

Thai Third Sunday Dinner

The Inn at Celebrity Dairy hosts Third Sunday Dinners throughout the year. Each event offers a festive new theme and a delicious new menu. On Sunday, September 16 (from 1:30 to 4:30 pm) will be the East Branch Ginger Thai Third Sunday Dinner at The Inn at Celebrity Dairy (144 Celebrity Dairy Way in Siler City, North Carolina).

Gloria, our official spokes goat, invites you to enjoy a special meal at Celebrity Dairy. Starting at 1:30 pm on Third Sundays, we share our passion for seasonal and local food with just 30 people in a sit-down three or four course meal. We always start with socializing over our award-winning goat cheese appetizers.

Guests are invited to bring their favorite wine or beer to accompany dinner. An after-dinner barn tour allows guests to meet our celebrity goats, and to let dinner settle before enjoying dessert and coffee. Our Celebrity Dairy Farm is the source for our delightful goat milk and delectable goat cheese.

This Thai Third Sunday Dinner is special.  Thai Cuisine is known for its intricacy, attention to detail, texture, color, taste, and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor. Those preparing Thai Cuisine prefer using fresh herbs and spices rather than dried. Like most other Asian cuisines, rice is their staple grain.

Our East Branch Ginger Thai Third Sunday Dinner Menu:

  • Mango Spritzer
  • Rice Paper Wraps
  • Stuffed Eggs (Kai Kwan)
  • Mikimono Fruit & Vegetables
  • Coconut Soup
  • Apple Ginger Salad (Yam Ma Muang)
  • Pork & Crab Balls (Pratad Lom)
  • Chicken in Coconut milk (Tom Kha Kai)
  • Almond Curd with Lichee Nuts
  • Crisp Ginger Cookies
  • Hot Tea and Coffee

Dinners are normally $60/person, which includes tax & gratuity. Your advance registration and payment confirms your reservation. Prices for special menu dinners prepared by guest chefs may differ. Thai Third Sunday Dinner guests are also invited to spend the night in any of our eight available guest rooms (before and/or after the dinners).

Celebrate at the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta

hispanic heritage fiesta

Celebrate at the 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta in Downtown Siler City from 1 to 7 pm (now happening on September 29). They anticipate over 600 diverse participants at this fun, family-friendly local event near The Inn at Celebrity Dairy and Celebrity Dairy Farm.

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Activities:

  • Art Exhibit (by Jose Manual Cruz)
  • Fantastic Food
  • Free Citizenship Clinic (from 1 to 6 pm by appointment only–call (919) 856-2159)
  • Health Fair Booths
  • Live Latin Music
  • Parade of Traditional Latin American and Quinceanera Outfits
  • Raffle
  • Traditional Folklore Dances

A big mission of The Hispanic Liaison is to empower Hispanics to access the services and resources they need to thrive and become engaged in all aspects of society.  Located at 200 N. Chatham Ave in Siler City, they are open to the public on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm and Thursdays from 12 to 4 pm.  As their team grows, they will be open more frequently.

The Hispanic Liaison has many generous sponsors including:

  • Chatham County North Carolina
  • Galloway Ridge at Fearrington
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Oak Foundation
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • The Lovett Foundation

The Hispanic Liaison is an organization who also does a lot to celebrate and promote their diverse culture roots. They promote local artists, host cultural celebrations, workshops, exhibits, festivals, to celebrate their rich Hispanic culture, promote cultural pride, and community integration.

The Hispanic Liaison launched their new Youth Leadership and Civic Program for Latinx High School students here in Chatham County. Their goals are to help Latinx youth develop their leadership and critical thinking skills, increase their self-esteem, prevent dropout, increase access to higher education, and provide opportunities for community and civic engagement.

For those visiting our local area to attend The Hispanic Heritage Fiesta, you are welcome to stay at The Inn at Celebrity Dairy. We also have a working dairy farm with adorable baby goats you are welcome to meet. We often host events like elegant weddings and Third Sunday Dinners. We look forward to meeting new guests and welcoming our returning guests again!

A Christmas Carol Dinner

A Christmas Carol Dinner Show
A Christmas Carol Dinner Show

December Third Sunday Dinner

Dec. 17, 2017 1:30pm

The Inn at Celebrity Dairy along with Phoenix Theater Company will be hosting “A Christmas Carol” a dinner theater show. The Phoenix Theatre Company is a Chatham County based group. Owner and artistic director, Jessica Nunn a born and raised Silk Hope girl. Styled and aligned right with our December Third Sunday Dinner this wonderful local company will put on a display of the timeless story about scrooge between a 3 course meal. Scrooge is haunted by three ghosts and the audience gets to participate in all the fun! There’s dancing and Christmas crackers and games. A great show for all ages!

Tickets are available online or by phone. Your advance payment confirms your reservation and there is a limited number of seating. Please reserve in advance to make sure you get a spot! Call to make reservations at 919-742-5176 or through Event Brite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-christmas-carol-dinner-show-tickets-36798583554

The Menu for Dec. 17, 2017 at 1:30pm

Mulled Cider

Assorted Goat Cheese Platter

Seasonal Appetizers

Smoked Duck & Walnuts on Winter Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette

Herbed Yorkshire Pudding

Filet Mignon with Bourbon Sauce

Garlic Mashed Potatoes,

 Roasted Root Vegetables,

& Brussels Sprouts

Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce

Tea And Coffee

Christmas Cookies to Take Home

** Dinner and show cost is $80.00

tax and gratuity Included**

Tomato Day at Carrboro Farmer’s Market – and Pepper Gelato will be there too!

Its hot weather now – good times for gelato, and tomatoes are here.  This coming Saturday is the Carrboro Farmers’ Market tomato fest – the biggest attraction of the year!.  But – what sort of gelato goes well with tomatoes?  Basil-Pesto, probably.  Hard to think of anything else.

Last year we gave a black pepper gelato a try – and donated a bunch to the Tomato Day Celebration.  It was quite a hit, actually.  We didn’t think past the donation part, and were empty-handed when people came by our booth to buy some.  This year – we’re better prepared, and will have pints of “Confetti Gelato” for customers to buy.

Confetti_GelatoOur Confetti Chèvre is made using a blend of black, pink, white, and green peppercorns. So to for the Confetti Gelato.  It has a nice bite to contrast with the gelato’s inherent sweetness, and goes surprisingly well with the acidity of the tomatoes.

We’ve even made a special label for it!

Gelato – Goat’s Milk, of course!

One of the treats Celebrity Dairy brings to the farmer’s markets we attend in our Goat’s Milk Gelato.  We are developing a small, but loyal following.  To meet the challenge of keeping it frozen, we have some European transport boxes specifically made for the purpose.  These, plus some dry ice, allow us to keep it from melting all day through the summer.

Meadow eating our Celebrity Dairy Gelato
Meadow – finishing up her Celebrity Dairy Gelato

Look for the big black plastic box! – good stuff inside.  Current flavors:

  • Nutmeg-Vanilla
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Ginger
  • Mango

For strawberry season, we’ll be making the classic Italian Fior di latte. (Italian for flower of milk) It is the classical test of a good gelato shop – Goes well with strawberries, too.  We’ll have it as a flavor of the month through May.  Give it a test drive.