Christina Gordon, Fun Frolic Farm

Commercial Dairy Kitchen – 15 Gallon Vat Pasteurizer
Grant Award: $8,00

Christina sells her full line of goat cheeses at two local farmer’s markets and two stores currently carry her soft goat cheese. With customer requests for more of her products, Christina needs to increase her production capacity. Christina will use her grant funds toward the purchase of a 15-gallon vat pasteurizer which will be part of a commercial dairy kitchen she will construct. 

She is currently limited to 5-gallon batches of cheese in the rented kitchen space. The pasteurizer will increase her production quantities and decrease her labor costs by 50% by increasing batch size three-fold. In a second phase of her project, Christina plans to expand her goat herd and build a dedicated milking parlor.

 

Yancey County

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