University of Maryland Extension will host a Twilight Tour & Tasting on Friday, July 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center in Boonsboro, with tours to the adjacent Western Maryland Research & Education Center. The event will showcase everything sheep and goat.
A local chef will prepare dishes made from sheep and goat meat and cheese. There will be a discussion of matching wines with meats and cheeses. Participating small ruminant dairies will offer samples of their artisan cheeses and other products made from sheep and goat milk. There will be spinning demonstration and display of sheep and goat fibers.
A Southern Maryland farm will talk about how sheep and goats can be used to control unwanted vegetation. There will be wagon tours of the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test and Goat Performance & Carcass Contest.
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required by July 1. To register, go to http://twilighttourtasting.eventbrite.com/. For more information, go towww.sheepandgoat.com and select Twilight Tour from the Programs drop-down menu.