Iverson and Foster Avenue residents have something anyone would want – a vast expanse of quiet open space just over their back fences. The goatroversy was about keeping that, period.
Brown said the core problem is that the county doesn’t distinguish between different types of agriculture.
I genuinely believe that Mary meant well with her proposal, but a factory farm is still a factory, and people had a right to be concerned about pollution.
Consider this an invitation for Cypress Grove Chevre to head up the hill to McKinleyville. We have plenty of open fields, would love more green businesses, and are tired of being a bedroom community. We have indoor plumbing now, so rest assured there will be no public urination, goats excepted.
The letters above more or less reflect community reaction to the loss of Cypress Grove Chevre’s (CGC) dreams of an Arcata goat dairy. It’s such a stain on Arcata that one can’t help but wish for a chance at redemption. Redemption doesn’t mean approving the project. It might mean rejecting the goat dairy for good…
Note: With citizens wondering whether Arcata might still have any chance of hosting Cypress Grove Chevre’s goat dairy, we asked Mayor Susan Ornelas and Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace if, in the weeks since the project was canceled, they had contacted the company to try and salvage it for Arcata. Below are their responses. –…
Were it not for the intensive use and processing of dairy products, this land would have been converted to residential infill long ago.
A farming incubator could return the land to its historical roots, preserve it for farming “start-ups,” and ensure that our agricultural heritage remains a place to begin the future.
If Arcata doesn’t want this $3 million sugar plum, someone else will gladly take it.
ARCATA – Cypress Grove Chevre has abandoned plans to install a 1,200-goat dairy on the Arcata Bottom and will look for an alternate site. The decision follows a meeting last night in which neighbors voiced multiple objections. Below, a press release issued Tuesday afternoon: Arcata Cheesemaker Decides Against Proposed Arcata Bottom Property Arcata, CA –…