Farmers Market launches Thursday Nov at Odd Market Studio City

Phillip Dane

This is going to be the best night market in So. Cal! Recently I made the decision to make the leap and go from a monthly market to a weekly. And as a weekly, why not add a farmers market? So, beginning Thursday Nov 6th the Sportsmen’s Lodge Night Market is becoming the Odd Market Studio City plus Farmers Market. And one vendor in particular that I am personally proud to announce will be kicking the new Farmers Market off with us is Soledad Goat Cheese. These guys are more than simply a Cheese Company.

The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats was founded by Carol and Julian Pearce, Southern California goat farmers who are well known for their fine artisanal goat cheese and warm presence at the local area markets.  After many years of informally rescuing animals from farms and shelters – saving many from being euthanized – they finally decided to make it official.  So they created The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats… Where Every Animal Has a Home.  The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats is a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organization funded by donations from supporters like you.  In addition, all the proceeds from the sale of the goat cheese goes to The Sanctuary.

Farm animals who are no longer productive are routinely destroyed.  At The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats, we believe in a different approach.  Working animals co-exist side by side with older, retired livestock animals.  Rescue dogs mingle freely with dairy goats… near a chicken coop housing laying as well as non-laying hens.  Turkeys, donkeys, sheep and horses all have their place, munching on sweet hay and enjoying the warm Mojave sunshine.

At The Sanctuary, animals are known by name… and treated like family. Carol’s background in veterinary medicine and Julian’s expertise in ruminant nutrition, not to mention their many years as goat farmers, means they are closely attuned to the health of the animals, and they keep a sharp eye on the well-being of all of them.  They have successfully brought back to health many animals who were near death or in other desperate straits (see “The Story of Hope,” below).  When it’s time for the mother goats to have their babies, Carol and Julian deliver the kids themselves.  Many of these same baby goats later visit with customers at the Hollywood Farmers Market!

The Sanctuary is also in the process of engaging U.S. military veterans to help care for the rescue animals, which has been shown to benefit both the animals and the veterans.

We enjoy sharing our love of animals with our customers and supporters, especially children.  Simply contact us to schedule a visit – we look forward to showing you around the farm!

The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats believes that a working farm and a dynamic animal rescue can go hand-in-hand.  We have a moral imperative to honor and respect the animals who have spent years in service to us on farms, as well as those who simply need a new home and a little kindness to survive.

Visit the site.

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