Zoe Longbottom, 3 1/2, from Boston, holding one of Shirley Richardson’s goats.

Vermont Chevon supplies chefs with a consistent, year-round supply of premium farm-grazed product, according to their website.

Shirley Richardson, owner of Tannery Farm Cashmeres and Jan Westervelt, businessman and entrepeneur, created Vermont Chevon in 2011. It’s a network of dairy goat farms that produce a quality meat product.

Chevon, or goat, is the most widely-consumed meat in the world, making up almost 70 percent of the red meat eaten worldwide. In the U.S. alone, the number of goats slaughtered for food has doubled every ten years for the past three decades. In 2011 Americans consumed about one million meat-goats per year.

Based on 3 ounces of cooked goat meat, it contains 122 calories, 2.50 grams of fat, .782 grams of saturated fat, 23 grams of protein and 3.2 grams of iron.