AGRIVA: Goat Please! March 13, 2018


Immediate Release

March 12th, 2018


Hearst, Ontario — The popular local Hearst Gardening Series continues on Monday, March 26th, with “Goat Please!”  The workshop, presented by the Porcupine Health Unit, the Hearst Economic Development and Agriva group, will be held at the Inovo Centre, 523 Highway 11 East, and starts at 6:30 p.m. The workshop will be held in French with the opportunity to ask questions in either French or in English.  There is no cost to attend.


“Come and listen to a new player in local production.  Ms Marie-Estella Richard, owner of La chèvre laitière de Hearst Ltée will share her experience, insights and challenges in breaking new ground in producing goat’s milk!” says Mrs. Julie Roy, coordinator of Agriva Group.  She is quite enthusiastic about the series: “The first workshop on Egg and Chicken Production with Mrs. Lynn Glazer was a resounding success and left participants wanting to know more.  The interest is the series is overwhelming.”


“The second part of the workshop will be presented by Fromagerie Kapuskoise that transforms goat milk into cheeses.  Taste testing of the Matagami cheese will allow participants to appreciate the very unique and distinct properties of goat’s milk that transcend into the cheese,” is adding Mrs. Joëlle Zorzetto, public health dietitian with the Porcupine Health Unit.

Mrs. Roy, development officer for Hearst Economic Development shares, “What an inspiration to see local producers sharing local discoveries and successes.  We hope it will inspire others to try! ˮ

The other workshops in the gardening series will be held throughout 2018.

Hearst Economic Development is the mandatory body of local economic development for the Town of Hearst. Its mission is to facilitate the growth of local businesses, to offer support to individual and collective entrepreneurship and too actively promote the Town of Hearst attractiveness in order to entice new businesses.


For more information or to register:

Julie Roy
Development officer

Hearst Economic Development

Tel: 705 372-2839