University of Maryland Extension will host its 4th Twilight Tour & Tasting, June 13, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Washington County Agriculture Education Center and Western Maryland Research & Education Center.
The event is open to the public. Participants will have the opportunity to sample lamb and goat dishes and cheese made from sheep and goat milk. They can join in a wine tasting/pairing
Arik Mills from Rik’s Café (a restaurant in Hagerstown) will be the featured chef. Shepherd’s Manor Creamery, Maryland’s first and only licensed sheep dairy, and Caprikorn Farms, a licensed goat dairy, from Gapland, will showcase their small ruminant dairy products.
Patty Sanville from Budding Creek Farm in Frederick will give a fiber demonstration. Browsing Green Goats from Southern Maryland will discuss their business of leasing goats for vegetation control. Joe Fiola from University of Maryland Extension will explain how to match wine with meat and cheese.
The purpose of the Twilight Tour & Tasting is to showcase all things sheep and goat. Besides learning about the products and services provided by sheep and goats, participa
nts can go on a wagon tour of the Western Maryland Research & Education Center to learn about the sheep research being conducted by the University of Maryland.
Pre-registration is required for the event. Attendance will be capped at 100. The registration deadline is June 1. The registration fee is $10 per person. Children under the age of 10 will be admitted for free. To register, go to https://2018twilighttourtasting.eventbrite.com(link is external).