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.

Open Creamery Day 2013

Each year cheese makers around the state open their doors to the public. This gives consumers and chance to see the barn, milking room, cheese kitchen and animals. This transparency and connectedness to the community is what is at the heart of the local food movement. At Sunflower Farm every day is Open Creamery. We welcome neighbors and visitors to the state to swing up the dirt drive to look at the goats and buy some cheese from the self serve fridge anytime. But Open Creamery is a wonderful chance to visit with all those people who help keep our farm running by buying our cheese and caramel. 200-300 people come each year and it is always great fun. This year we invited a few other folks to help us celebrate all the varied uses of goat milk. 

Chef Deb Kratzenberg who is passionate about creative cuisine and holistic nutrition will be selling a squash and sausage soup topped with pumpkin seeds and Sunflower Farm chevre. She will also have homemade apple crisp topped with ice cream and Sunflower Farm cajeta. Seth & Crystal from Blue Tin Farm on Barters Island, will be selling their goat milk soap and lotions. Judi Brewer of Martha Moon Chocolates will be selling her chocolates (one is made with our goat milk caramel). An assortment of amazing goat related treats all in one place!

October 23
Walnut Hill Open