- Miss Violet's Tomato Basil Jam
- Spike's Hot Salsa
- Violet's Medium Salsa
- Vinca's Sweet Fruit Salsa
They say "necessity is the mother of invention." We are a small greenhouse producer in central New York . When we had an overabundance of cull tomatoes in our greenhouses, we searched for ways to turn them into a value added product. With some updates to some tried and true family recipes and the help of the great folks at Nelson Farms, near Morrisville , NY , the “Old Goat” food line was born.
We do not use pesticides in our tomato, pepper and herb production. We grow our tomatoes hydroponically, in coir, which is a material made from coconut husk fiber.
Spike, Vinca and Violet, our three pygmy goats, make up our “quality control team”. We know the tomatoes are ready to be picked, when we see the “quality control team” being chased out of the greenhouses, by the “Old Goat” himself,( my husband), after an unauthorized taste testing,
The goats are triplets, and we’ve matched the salsa to their personalities. “Spike” is the big brother of the three, strong willed and stubborn, so he’d like you to try: Spike’s Hot Fruit Salsa. “ Violet” is the mild - mannered, good - natured middle “kid”, she’d like you to try: Violet’s Medium Fruit Salsa. “Vinca,” is our gentle baby boy, he’d like you to try: Vinca’s Sweet Fruit Salsa. His salsa is a favorite with human “kids” because it’s not spicy at all!
Miss Violet also has her own line of Jams. Try her Tomato-Basil jam on pork chops. It’s to die for! Look for more varieties to come. We will be adding a new member to the Szarek Farms family in June 2007, Baylee, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. He will be our official “goat herder” to help “The Old Goat” keep the “quality control team” under control! He’ll be introducing his own product to the “Old Goat Foods” line before the holidays. All “kidding” aside, we hope you’ll try all the Old Goat Salsa, Jams and Sauces! Enjoy!