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.

Goat Felting Workshop

http://events.eventzilla.net/e/felted-goat-workshop-2138892700

Come for an afternoon of fun, learn a new skill, and leave with your new creation -- A sweet felted goat that you brough to life! We will begin the class with some time in the barn with the goats. Observe your favorites, get some snuggles, then we'll head in by the woodstove for tea, wine, cookies and felting! 

Each participant will make their own mini goat felted scupture using an armature and wool roving from local sheep! Half the fun is seeing all the other goats around the room come to life as you make your own. Beware, this class comes with a warning! There is something super addictive about using beautiful local wool to create precious animals, you might leave hooked! 

All materials and a How to Make a Felted Goat handout created by Hope Hall will be part of the class cost. If you would like to stop by Port Fiber before class to get a few bits of colors or culrs that you would like to make your goat one of a kind that is great, but we will have plenty of goatie colors to work with. 

Looking forward to felting with you!