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!

February 2016

For 25 years now we have brought you Fresh Farmstead Goat Cheese. Always using the same standards and qualities to provide our local community with the best farm to table experience possible. We have taken our passion and craft of cheese making to bring new products to the local table. Gelato, Yogurt, Fudge, Soap, and of course our Farmstead Cheese are all being make out of our goats milk to bring it to you, our wonderful customers, both here at the Dairy and in our local farmer’s markets.

June Marks the start of our 26th year but our season has already started. Our first kids were two bucks this year on the morning of the 26th. A little black buck and a solid white one have started to fill the barn with the joy of cheese making season.

Enjoy our newsletter and we hope that you will join us at one of our events this year and continue the traditions of providing our local community and neighbors with great foods.

-Brit and Fleming Pfann

January 2016

We are welcoming in the new year with some additions to our traditional events. We have added first Sunday Game Evenings where we will open the Inn to families for “Stone” soup and salad and games. Come any time from 4:00 to 7:00pm on February 7th. Bring an ingredient for the communal soup or salad and we’ll add it to the pot to be served between 5:30 to 6:00. We will provide Bread and Non-alcoholic Beverages. facebook down We have a play room for toddlers and lots of fun for the whole family.

Call to let us know you are coming at 919-742-5176. You can leave us a message with the number of people coming and a phone number. minecraft server We used to do this many years ago and this is in response to requests to start again.

I am the newest member on our staff this year and my name is Debbie Russell. I am the Inn Assistant and help Flemming maintain the Inn. I am an ornamental landscape graduate of NC State. I have had experience in landscape and floral design, restaurant, cleaning, construction and farming. I was born and raised in Chatham County have always loved animals so becoming part of this wonderful farm has been a real treat and I am very excited to work with all of you this year.

January 2015

Despite our current cold snap, Celebrity Dairy’s cold season is still more one of mud than of snow. The season’s crisp clear winter skies often gives spectacular lighting to the landscape – here captured in late afternoon on Thanksgiving Day by our cousin Jewel Sauls.

Looking backward, we didn’t plan it, but 2014 was a big year for projects:

  • Most visible change is the twelve acre pond located across the pasture from the barns. You might enjoy a 30 minute stroll around it on your next visit This pond will support the INCUBATOR FARM we hope to create. site analysis It will provide the water for leased areas around the pond to expand the number and types of farm operations we hope to encourage on our land. We started talking about this one 15 years ago.
  • Our neighbors Susan and Howard Anderson have located EAST BRANCH GINGER here at Celebrity Dairy, and are producing and selling ginger seed from tissue culture. They have expanded into MICRO GREENS as well.
  • Our son, John Bonitz has built a facility for screening and mixing his soil amendment, CELEBRITY DIRT in our incubator farm area. The building is built from concrete “eco-blocks” instead of the traditional pole-barn construction.
  • Brit continues making really good goat cheese and other goat milk products including goat milk gelato AND has almost completed a dry-store and composting building for the goat manure management.
  • Cud-Zu Goat Milk Soap moved to its new home at Celebrity Dairy in a special room off the farm office. Over a year ago Fleming assumed the title of Chief-Goat Milk Soap Maker having graduated from Charlie and Margaret Miller’s Cud-Zu Soap Making School. site information . Fleming is continuing the tradition of olive, coconut, palm and castor oils and goat milk to make the mild and long lasting soap Charlie Miller started twenty years ago. steam cloud She has introduced reprocessing of the trimmings and is experimenting with sheep’s milk soaps.

But “quiet ” doesn’t mean we have nothing to do. In fact we are busy making all the repairs and improvements we didn’t have time for all year.

We typically hear from visitors of the changes since their last visit – but since we live here and experience the changes is small increments, we need to be reminded of just how much has happened.