Though Goats Milk soap isn't actually a food item we felt that an article promoting a local goats milk soap industry goes hand in hand with The Beagle philosophy of celebrating the local produce and the local producers we have in the South East. Deb and Rod have run Brae Fire Dairy Goats since 2006. Their farm is in the Bega Valley on the Far South Coast of NSW, nestled below the Mumbulla Mountain range. Their goats graze in a natural, chemical free environment and enjoy the farm's native pastures as well as having two feeds each day. Te girls are only milked once a day to ensure they live as stress-free and relaxed a life as possible. Deb beleives that "In a world of intensive farming, where livestock are merely numbers on a spreadsheet, we do things differently at Brae Fire and our goats are cared for and respected for the intelligent and sensitive animals they are". Brae Fire Goats Milk Soap is hand-made in small batches in the traditional cold process method. Each batch is cured for at least a month to produce a gentle, luxurious soap. The goats are hand milked and the raw milk goes straight into the soap. There are no animal fats used in the products, only pure oils, including olive oil, are used. Beeswax, from local hives, is incorporated to provide a firmer texture. Brae Fire uses nothing artificial in their soaps and their soaps are scented with pure essential oils and are colour and synthetic fragrance free so that it can be used by all ages and on delicate skin.. Their soap varieties include: -Plain -Lavender -Rose Geranium -Georgia's (Ylang Ylang,Grapefruit, Patchouli & Sweet Orange) -Lemon Grass -Gully Gum Eucalyptus -Tea Tree -Lemon Myrtle -Cedar & Eucalyptus -French Pink Clay, Lavender & Palmarosa -Fisherman's Star Anise -Australian Green Clay & Lime -Lemongrass & Seaweed -Mint-Tea -Christmas You can find Brae Fire Goats Milk Soap at Tilba Markets every Saturday morning, Bega Farmers Market every 2nd Friday and Bermagui Market the last Sunday of the month The Tilba Market is held each Saturday 8am to 12 noon inside Central Tilba Big Hall in the main street. Local producers. Lots of Hand Crafted Goodies and Chemical Free Produce. Be sure to "Like" Tilba Market's Face Book page for updates and more info.