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.

RISING TIDE BEER PAIRING EVENT

RISING TIDE BEER PAIRING EVENT FEATURES SUNFLOWER FARM CHEESE! The Maine Beer Mavens, a group of Maine women who love beer, brewed a pilot batch at Rising Tide Brewing earlier this week. Their Maven Voyage Saison will be released on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 pm at the Maven's First Anniversary Party hosted at Rising Tide Brewery- and both men and women are welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 and are available now in the tasting room or $18 at the door. (Only space for 75 so get your early!) Tickets include cheese pairings and a flight of beer samples. Sunflower Farm Simply Plain Chèvre will be one of the 4 Maine cheeses featured on the plate with some nuts & crackers. Each one is paired with 4 beers via a self-guided menu (designed by brilliant Beer Maven Ruth Miller) that is handed out with each plate. 

Note: the brewery is located at 103 Fox Street in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood, across Frankin Street from Whole Foods. Look for the big white building with teal trim across from a soccer field.