Chevon

Goat Meat

Fox Prairie Farm is located just outside Hampshire, Illinois, on a farm that has been in the family for over 100 years.

This year we are excited to produce Chevon...a healthy and tasty red meat for your family table.

While the average American is quite familiar with goat dairy products of cheese and milk, in America one usually has to go to an ethnic area to find goat meat on the menu. However, Chevon (as goat meat is referred to in the culinary circles) is becoming more mainstream...and for good reason!

Chevon is lower in fat and cholesterol than chicken, beef, or lamb and highest in protein and iron. In addition, goat is easily digestible due to its molecular structure. This makes it the choice meat of many who suffer from digestive problems.

Table 1. Nutrient Composition of Goat and Other Types of Meat
Nutrient Goat Chicken Beef Pork Lamb
Calories 122 162 179 180 175
Fat (g) 2.6 6.3 7.9 8.2 8.1
Saturated Fat (g) 0.79 1.7 3.0 2.9 2.9
Protein (g) 23 25 25 25 24
Cholesterol (mg) 63.8 76.0 73.1 73.1 78.2

Our Chevon is currently available Thursday through Sunday at many of the Farmers Markets in the Fox Valley, as well as Saturdays in the Dekalb/Sycamore area through our good friends Mark and Linda Schramer's Farm Store.

Many of you probably already know the Schramers as they are well known in the area for producing quality Black Angus Beef. Their store is located near Sorrentos restaurant on Route 64 on Lakin Road Maple Park, IL. Visit www.farmdirectblackangus.com or contact them at the farm store at 877-367-3322 for more information.