No Goat Left Behind Hero

Eat Goats to Save Them: Heritage Foods USA's NO GOAT LEFT BEHIND Manifesto from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

What is
No Goat
Left Behind
No Goat Left Behind is a serious effort launched in 2011 by Heritage Foods USA designed to introduce goat meat to American diners and provide a sustainable end market for dairy animals. Without an end market farmers must face difficult choices each spring when the kids are born. [Did you know that most goats have twins or triplets?]

You may also be surprised to learn that goat is the most widely consumed meat in the world with a rich and diverse culinary history. Most American’s have only had goat once or twice, usually in an ethnic restaurant when they where feeling bold. The flavor of our goat is delicate and grassy the cuts are similar in size and composition to lamb.

Goat is a seasonal animal, and this October 14 family farms and over 50 restaurants have committed to participate in No Goat Left Behind. Our partner farmers will raise their goats to Heritage Foods USA’s specifications, guaranteeing pasture-raised animals with no growth hormones or antibiotics. Our partner chefs will create a cornucopia of delicious dishes and recipes.

Goat dairies are in the business of making cheese. To make cheese you need milk, and to get milk each season the goats must have babies. In a weird way these babies are a bi-product of a farm that is looking to produce milk. The labor and feeding costs of caring for these babies is significant. Since the farm needs the mother’s milk to produce cheese, the babies are fed on expensive milk replacer, a goat version of baby formula. Without a dependable end market for these animals farmers simply cannot take on the financial burden and must face hard choices like selling the animals into the commodity market at a few days old or even killing them at birth.

You can change this reality by purchasing goat meat each fall from a trusted butcher like the Heritage Meat Shop in New York’s Historic Essex Market, eating in a restaurant that participates in the project or buying and cooking some goat yourself through our mail order program. However you choose to participate, we applaud your commitment to shaping a food system we can all be proud of. One that respects the realities our nation's farmers face and honors the animals we consume.

No Goat Left Behind

Learn more:
Our Farmers
Our Restaurants
Goat Recipes!

Press Release:
Goat Press Release 2013

Our New York City Goatober Events:
Goat Celebration Dinner at Back Forty West — Monday, October 7, 2013, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Back Forty West, 70 Prince Street, NYC | (212) 219-8570

Back Forty West is hosting a four course meal of goat paired with ciders and wines prepared by Chef Shanna Pacifico.

Goat: A Cooking Demonstration & Tasting — Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
At the Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St (at East 4th St), NYC | (212) 674-7501

Heritage Foods USA will partner with Matthew Rudofker, Chef de Cuisine of Momofuku ssäm bar for a demo and tasting of goat at the Astor Center.

Goatober Dinner at L'Apicio — Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
L'Apicio, 13 East First Street, NYC | (212) 533-7400

Join L'Apicio for five courses of goat paired with ciders, beer, and wines all on National Food Day!

Get My Goat! Dinner at The Farm on Adderley — Sunday, October 27, 2013, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd., NYC | (718) 287-3101

The Farm on Adderley and Slow Food NYC are pleased to present a tribute feast to goat. Cider will be available in honor of the closing night of Cider Week along with New York wines and draft beer.

Wholly Goat: A Halloween Dinner at Parish Hall — Thursday, October 31, 2013, 7:00 PM
Parish Hall, 109a North 3rd Street, Brooklyn | (718) 782-2602

In honor of Heritage Foods USA's Goatober, Parish Hall is hosting a whole-goat dinner on October 31st: they'll serve 5 courses of food, each involving goat in one way or another

Goatober Dinner at Fat Radish — Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fat Radish, 17 Orchard St., NYC | (212) 300-4053

Fat Radish will host a dinner to close out Goatober and celebrate the end of the season.

Purchase Here
O. Ottomanelli & Sons
"Since 2004, we have proudly sold Heritage Foods pork and we will continue to sell it for the next 50 years"
O. Ottomanelli & Sons
Heritage Radio Network
Tune into our over 30 shows
Heritage Radio Network
by visiting us at
phone# 718 - 389 - 0985
BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tumblr Twitter Home About Us Policies Purchase Facebook