Sunflower Farm Creamery

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy

Welcome to Sunflower Farm - where all the romance of farm life is still very much a reality. Looking for delicious local cheese made in small daily batches? You have come to the right place. Depending on the time of year, our feta, chevre, caramels, fudge and cajeta is available at Eventide Specialties in Boothbay Harbor & Walnut Hill Market in N. Yarmouth. You may also come directly to the farm Fri-Sun 10-6 to enjoy products the self serve fridge and to watch the goats grazing in the field.

We giggle when folks visiting ask us if all the goats have names. Not only do they all have names, they all have distinct calls we know even from the kitchen, they each have preferences for their favorite treats, and places they most love to be scratched. In the milkroom each mama has their own approach to our time together: Matilda likes to be milked without her head closed in to the head gate. GoGo insists that she be milked one side at a time. After Rosemary is milked, she waits on the milk stand for a few minutes of love before she is ready to hop down and go about her day. 

There are lots of hot words in the sustainable food movement. Some mean very different things depending on who is using them and for what purpose, but for us, “local” dairy products are unique because each bite is intimately connected to the way the animals at our farm live. Even a town over, the goats are eating different grass, enjoying a different breeze, their milk is not from Stella and May and Sonnet. We find great joy in sharing our lovely goat herd with visitors so that when they eat our chèvre or feta or caramels, they taste even better because they are remembering a sunny summer day in the field with our herd. Hopefully you can taste the love.

Support Our NO Cull Approach with your creativity! 

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The Big Idea…

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Please share with all your favorite artists! Very exciting Goats in Space Collaboration between artists around the world and Sunflower Farm! (Now until February 14th, 2019)

On a dairy farm the year is a beautiful cycle, a farmer is always looking ahead, knowing that the next year is an opportunity to do everything better. Every year we learn new things to keep the herd healthier, make the farm more sustainable, and make the tough stuff easier. That means even before this year’s kids are gone we are talking to new families who would be a good fit to take the kids home next June and searching for the perfect buck to breed our does and dreaming of all the fun stuff like thinking how to come up with 50+ baby goat names!

We have a great idea for naming next year’s kids and would like to loop it into a creative project for people who would like to support the farm's No Cull Philosophy!

Next years kids will be Goats in Space! We want to name them after all things space related. Think Kennedy for Kennedy Space Center, Yuri, Valentina, Neil, Sally, and Peggy for famous astronauts, Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, Yoda, Leia and Skywalker from Star Wars, Orion, Draco, Pegasus, Leo, and Cassiopeia after constellations, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kip Thorne, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin after famous astrophysicists …the possibilities are infinite. ;)

So here’s where you come in. 
First please send us fun name ideas related to space! We will keep a Google Doc of all the names.

Secondly, and most importantly we are calling all animal loving artists around the globe to help us with a Farm FunRaiser to support our No Cull approach. I am hoping artists will create and submit art featuring goats in space or goats with a hint of space in the illustration. You may send us the actual drawing to 12 Harmon Way Cumberland, Maine 04021 or send a high res digital file to sunflowerfarmcreamery@gmail.com with written permission so that we can use it in an auction or on fun postcards, t-shirts and other print items to benefit the farm. 3D work also welcome. We will share your work on all platforms with links to the artist so if you have a shop on Etsy or a website, let us know! We are so excited to see what rolls in! Can you imagine the playful spirit of the final collection!? Thanks in advance for your art contributions, we know the farm community always steps up. Please note: The Goat's in Space Collection will replace our Be The Goat Auction for this year.

You can find out more about our No Cull approach here: http://www.sunflowerfarm.info/sunflowerfarmlivefeed/ (And while you are there, you can watch the herd on the Live Cam!

Please send form below with your art donation! 

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