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CajetaLoversUSA.com is open for business!

Our commercial kitchen is complete, has passed inspection and has become Utah Dept of Ag Certified. Along with that, our milk barn was certified, so we’re now milking a half dozen darling does, and producing batches of our ooey-gooey, udderly addictive, love in the jar, Traditional Mexican Cajeta.

This goat milk based caramel sauce will make any dessert out of this world, crazy good.

Here’s what we’ve done to bring you this awesome sauce.

First, we had to develop our goat herd. We’ve been working on this for the past 3 years, finally getting the point where we have enough goats to provide us milk on a regular basis. We’re developing our own line of Alpine/Nubian cross goats, maintaining a high fat content while improving on overall milkability, and quantity of milk. We personally smell and taste each goat’s output daily.

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Celebrating National Agriculture Day

Ah spring! The time of “new”, of birth, of planting, of much more daylight…. and National Agriculture Day!

You’ve heard, no doubt, that there are many very important professionals you need in your life, from once to maybe a few times a year… but that you need a farmer three times a day… every time you sit down to a meal.

It’s probably more than that, considering all the byproducts that originate with some vegetable or animal matter.

Here’s what we’re doing to Celebrate National Agriculture Day.

We’re in the final hours of our Indegogo project. We’re doing that project for a few reasons.

  • We would really like to have the additional funding, to tie up loose ends.
  • We really want you invested in our business. It’s more important now than ever. If not our business, find a farmer in your area and invest in them.

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Seven days, and counting down…

Hello y’all. I know you’re reading this, every time we post a photo.We REALLY need your help on this Indegogo project. We have 7 days left and are at only 32% of total.

How much are we asking for in total? $4532 After fees, we will receive about 4100.

How much have we raised? $1450

What are we using it for? Professional plumbing – $800. Label design- $100. Photographs – $100. Jars and lids – $280. Ingredients $250. Hand sink, faucets, wash sink, faucets, faucets for 3-compartment sink – $400. Data logger – $100. Wire shelving – $150. Bulk storage rack – $150. Remaining building materials, 4 rolls of insulation, wall covering, floor covering, baseboard, an 8 ft protected pair of shop lights – $700. Remaining construction material for remodel of the chicken coop to become a milking parlor –

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Reflections on Competing Online for Grants

We’ve competed twice now, following the rules explicitly, only to be passed over for consideration.

In this post, I’m not pointing fingers, or laying blame on anyone, just laying out the facts as we see them.

In the first competition, the winners were young women (it was a women only contest), who are developing high tech companies. What we found curious was that none of these high tech businesses appeared to have any social networks, as determined by zero votes in the Social Media phase of the competition.

In the second, most recent competition, the Social Media phase counted for 25% of the criteria. The remaining criteria was based on your plan for using the money, how you determine success, etc. To me, if you got more votes than your competitors, your “social score” should be higher. I guess our other scores were much lower.

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Last fund raising campaign before the Cajeta launch

[hmtad name=”Indegogo ” align=”floatleft”]Announcing our last fund raising effort before launching the Traditional Mexican Cajeta.

 

We can’t wait for FedEx to determine whether we’ve won or not.

 

Please, take the time to view the video, read our story, choose your favorite perk, and contribute. It’s that easy.

 

If you are financially unable to donate, we understand. However, we’re all able to get the word out, and that is as important as donating.

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  • Goats helping photographer
    Hey, we'd love to help you take your pictures.
  • Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014
    Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014.
  • Cindy feeding Chaffhaye
  • working in the kitchen
    Bev recording milk weights, Shari stirring the Cajeta
  • The first two little doelings.
    The first two little doelings.
  • Mom with Thor
    Mom is cuddling our new buckling, Thor.
  • cargo trailer
    Our Farmer's Market cargo trailer.
  • Hand digging trench
    Shari pitches in and digs up broken water line.

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