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.

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OPEN CREAMERY DAY

  • Sunflower Farm Creamery 12 Harmon Way Cumberland, ME, 04021 United States (map)

PREPARE FOR A FUN CELEBRATION! Some amazingly talented dairy friends will be joining us for Open Creamery day...more details to come, but you might want to save up a few pennies for special edition ice cream swirled with our cajeta from Martha at Toots, the best butter ever from Alicia & Jennell at Casco Bay Butter Co. and for some really lovely goat milk soaps made by Crystal Lynn Lewis at Blue Tin Farm. We will also have our chevre, feta, fudge, caramels, cajeta, t-shirts and magnets for sale and will be welcoming folks to come visit with the goats and to learn more about goat keeping, dairy farming, and cheese making. All sorts of local dairy goodness in one place! A true celebration of small business run by women in Maine!

Earlier Event: July 26
Intro to Cheese Making Class
Later Event: April 18
Come Meet the Goat Kids!