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New goat kids for sale!

We know it’s spring when each day new neighborhood kids and families come by to play with our baby goats!

Our Going Goaty Coop has 5 healthy, adorable baby goats for sale this spring. Our two lovely mini-La Mancha mammas were each bred with Nigerian Dwarves, so their offspring will end up being anywhere from 2/3 full size La Mancha to as small as a typical Nigerian Dwarf goat.

We have 3 males and two females available – whethers are $75 and doelings are $150.

Three of the kids available are Darlin’s, two males and one female. One of the males, the handsome Carmello, was not de-horned. They are available for sale asap. Cheyenne’s kids were just born a few weeks ago and will be available by June 1. We plan to have them dehorned and the male castrated soon.

Please contact me via email or phone (emily dot gowen or 802.399.6426) if you’d like to chat about them or set up a time to come meet them.

Thanks so much



April 19, 2011 at 3:54 am 2 comments

Sat., July 25th: Join the Tour De Coops!

Join Portland’s 6th Annual


A benefit for Growing Gardens.  Full details at

Saturday, July 25, 11am-3pm

**Our chickens and goats are on the tour! Support Growing Gardens, get your tour booklet and stop by on the 25th!
Visit up to 26 creative coops on Portland’s east side!
  • Walk, bike, or cruise the 8 neighborhood clusters! New zoomed-in, bike-friendly maps & routes provided.
  • Enjoy a full color booklet with photos and descriptions of each coop
  • Visit knowledgeable coop builders, chicken coop co-ops, and more

Get your tour booklets and raffle tickets!
Sales start July 17 and go until 1:30pm on July 25th at:

Garden Fever! NE 24 & Fremont
Livingscape Nursery N. Vancouver & Shaver
People’s Coop 3029 SE 21st Ave
Pistil’s Nursery N. Mississippi & Failing
Urban Farm Store SE 19th & Morrison

Booklets $10. Raffle tickets $5/each or 3/$10.
Winners will be drawn the evening of the 25th at :vendetta. No need to be present to win.

Raffle Prizes Include:

Grand Prizes: 2 chicken coops designed and built by local experts!

  • $40 gift certificate to Pistil’s Nursery
  • Urban Farm Store organic corn and soy-free layer bag
  • People’s Coop tote and gift bag
  • Chicken-Lover’s package from Garden Fever!
  • Hanging feeders and chicken books from Livingscape Nursery

Buy booklets, raffle tickets & T-Shirts on July 25th at the above locations until 1pm.

Need more chicken fun?
Come watch MAD CITY CHICKENS; the newest, coolest chicken documentary

8pm, Saturday, July 25th
@ :vendetta, N. Williams & Skidmore, on the back patio.

21+. Suggested donation $5. All proceeds benefit Growing Gardens


July 21, 2009 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Tour de Goats a Success

Thanks to everyone involved with the Tour de Goats pedalpalooza ride for making it a fun and educational event!

Going Goaty Coop members <> Krista from Generacion <> James @ Port City Development Center <> Naomi from Concentrates <> Luan from Foster and Dobbs <> The Urban Farm Store <> Northwest Service Acadamy <> Growing Gardens

Goat Keeping How-To at the Going Goaty Coop

Goat Keeping How-To at the Going Goaty Coop

Gearing up for the ride

Gearing up for the ride

Goats & indian runner ducks

Goats & indian runner ducks

Port City Devlopement Center Farm Project

Port City Devlopement Center Farm Project

Too cute; kids of all kinds love James' ingenious climbing-wall goat house

Too cute; kids of all kinds love James' ingenious climbing-wall goat house

Adorable pygoras

Adorable pygoras

The benefits of fiber goats

The benefits of fiber goats

Gregg, our fearless ride leader

Gregg, our fearless ride leader

MMMM, local goat cheese

MMMM, local goat cheese

Luan takes us on a savory tour through our cheese plates

Luan takes us on a savory tour through our cheese plates

June 19, 2009 at 11:48 pm 2 comments

June 2009 Tour de Goats!

Goats & Chickens, May 2009

Two weeks from now on SUNDAY, JUNE 14th, the Going Goaty Coop will start off the first ever Pedalpalooza Tour de Goats!

If you want to come get an in-depth tour of our setup, meet some other goats, see where to get the goods to take care of them, and enjoy a scrumptious local goat cheese tasting, then sign on up! Participation is limited to the first 25 people, so register asap. This bike ride will start and end in NE Portland.

Register: Email with your phone number and expected number of participants.

Cost: Sliding scale donations of $5-20 collected at the door to cover cost of snacks/cheese tasting.

This event is organized by Emily Gowen as part of her NWSA Americorps Community Action Project. The ride will be lead by Gregg Lavender  and is part Pedalpalooza 2009.   Check out all the other awesome  rides this year at Pedalpalooza 2009!

Stay tuned for future workshops related to Urban Goat Keeping at the Going Goaty Coop.

May 29, 2009 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Spring 2009

Mona, our newest mama to beWelcome!  This season a lot is happening with the Going Goaty coop. The sweet smell of goat milk is back in the air as our mamas just gave birth to 5 beautiful kids!  Our new milking room is finally in use twice per day, and I’m excited for another season of cheesemaking.

Stay tuned: This season as part of an  Americorps CAP (Community Action Project) I will be revamping this site as a resource for Urban Goat Keeping – as well as planting 1500 square feet of forage crops the the lovely ladies, hosting

April 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm 2 comments

Hello world!

Yes, we live in the city. And yes, we keep dairy goats.
Want to know more? That’s why we made this blog!

Check back periodically for updates, stories, photos, cheese recipes, and more!

May 27, 2008 at 7:56 pm 1 comment


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