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. May-November, our feta, chevre, yogurt, caramels, fudge and cajeta are available June-November, Fri-Sun 10:30-5 in our self serve farm shop. Come check out what is available, then relax a bit and 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. And Elsie looks right at our kitchen window and calls us to the barn each morning while we are getting our coffee brewed.

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 yogurt 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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Cozy Cooking Class & Dinner at Sunflower Farm

The short days of winter can be tough on the spirit. So we will use the power of food and drink to makes these dark days glow a little brighter. Maine is the perfect place to embrace the Scandinavian concept of hygge – the simple art of creating coziness – by sharing meals with friends and family. Together, we will channel the warmth of Sunflower Farm and use the phenomenal ingredients of Maine to create a festive spread of nibbles that can be prepared with and then lingered over with good company. Imagine diving into thick slices of olive bread, roasted shrimp with aïoli, smoked salmon tart with horseradish cream, bittersweet winter salad, and dark chocolate rum mousse. More details about the menu will be shared in January!

Alexandra LePauloue has worked in professional kitchens and food media, but she now finds her most inspired role as a teacher and home cook.

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Earlier Event: January 28
Goat Felting Workshop
Later Event: February 11
Goat Felting Workshop