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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Intro to Cheese Making Class

Looking for a fresh way to spend a Sunday? Come have a tasty and memorable afternoon learning how to make cheese with other fun adults! 

The next class will be Sunday May 25th. The cost is $60. a person. We will go over the process for chevre and feta, make a quick Farmer's cheese, make caramel, and mix up some chevre of your own design for you to take home. (Cool ingredient ideas or edible decorations? Bring them along...but we'll have lots here.) You'll leave with lots of treats and the ability to make cheese at home. If you like, you can help out with evening milking (and goat snuggling) before heading home for supper. 

If you are interested in signing up for a future class, post here, or email me at sunflowerfarmcreamery@gmail.com, or call at 829-8347.

Also looking to host classes on July 26th, August 23 & November 15th.

Earlier Event: May 4
Kid visiting hours 12-3
Later Event: July 26
Intro to Cheese Making Class