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.

  ORDER ON AMAZON HERE!  Grit, Grace & Goats opens an intimate window into life on a Nigerian Dwarf goat farm in Maine. Mini memoirs allow readers to step into a day at the farm and come away with a new perspective on life. Even city folks will find experiences that translate to paths to feeling more human. The delightful collection also includes the creamery's delicious recipes for goat milk chèvre, feta, yogurt, cajeta, caramels and fudge. This issue is full of heart melting photos taken by the author Hope Hall and also showcases photographer Catherine Frost, who shot stunning portraits of each member of Sunflower Farm’s goat herd. Grit, Grace & Goats is the perfect gift for anyone who loves goats and wants to learn more about local, humane farming. It includes nitty-gritty tips that will help if you plan to make the leap into tending your own herd and plenty of big-picture thinking to remind you why you dream of small farming! The book even includes instructions for making a 3D felted goat sculpture and a knitting pattern for making a goat sweater for those who are looking for goat inspired crafting ideas.   Part 2 of the collection, due out August 2018, will include exciting coverage of the ups and downs of kidding season. 50 Nigerian Dwarf goat kids are expected to arrive over two weeks in April! You can also look forward to lots of tasty recipes highlighting goat milk products, a story about goat yoga, a design plan for building a low waste hay feeder, tips on building a licensed cheese kitchen, advice for when kidding does not go like clockwork and more goaty goodness. Unable to wait for the next collection to be published? Check out the Sunflower Farm YouTube channel and live barn cam or even better, head to Maine for a visit! You can visit our farm website at www.sunflowerfarm.info  Published March 2018 - Sunflower Farm Creamery - Cumberland, Maine - 68 pages full color - available in print and on Kindle as a download - All proceeds go to taking care of the goat herd on our No Cull Farm.  Thanks so much for ordering. A few dollars from each order of the print softcover or Kindle copies directly support the farm's expenses and allow us to continue our No Cull approach. 

ORDER ON AMAZON HERE! Grit, Grace & Goats opens an intimate window into life on a Nigerian Dwarf goat farm in Maine. Mini memoirs allow readers to step into a day at the farm and come away with a new perspective on life. Even city folks will find experiences that translate to paths to feeling more human. The delightful collection also includes the creamery's delicious recipes for goat milk chèvre, feta, yogurt, cajeta, caramels and fudge. This issue is full of heart melting photos taken by the author Hope Hall and also showcases photographer Catherine Frost, who shot stunning portraits of each member of Sunflower Farm’s goat herd. Grit, Grace & Goats is the perfect gift for anyone who loves goats and wants to learn more about local, humane farming. It includes nitty-gritty tips that will help if you plan to make the leap into tending your own herd and plenty of big-picture thinking to remind you why you dream of small farming! The book even includes instructions for making a 3D felted goat sculpture and a knitting pattern for making a goat sweater for those who are looking for goat inspired crafting ideas. 

Part 2 of the collection, due out August 2018, will include exciting coverage of the ups and downs of kidding season. 50 Nigerian Dwarf goat kids are expected to arrive over two weeks in April! You can also look forward to lots of tasty recipes highlighting goat milk products, a story about goat yoga, a design plan for building a low waste hay feeder, tips on building a licensed cheese kitchen, advice for when kidding does not go like clockwork and more goaty goodness. Unable to wait for the next collection to be published? Check out the Sunflower Farm YouTube channel and live barn cam or even better, head to Maine for a visit! You can visit our farm website at www.sunflowerfarm.info

Published March 2018 - Sunflower Farm Creamery - Cumberland, Maine - 68 pages full color - available in print and on Kindle as a download - All proceeds go to taking care of the goat herd on our No Cull Farm.

Thanks so much for ordering. A few dollars from each order of the print softcover or Kindle copies directly support the farm's expenses and allow us to continue our No Cull approach. 

Max & Me Goat Dolls Made on the Farm with Love. 

 Looking for the sweetest spring gift? How about a Max & Me goat doll. Delightfully sweet! The most recent batch Lila created are my very favorite. There will be a few for sale in the farm shop this season.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaxandMeDolls

Looking for the sweetest spring gift? How about a Max & Me goat doll. Delightfully sweet! The most recent batch Lila created are my very favorite. There will be a few for sale in the farm shop this season. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaxandMeDolls

  DOWNLOAD THE GOAT PAJAMA PATTERN!    The earliest goats of the season like to arrive on super cold nights. Often mom does a great job of snuggling her kids up and keeping them warm, but occasionally when the temps dip below freezing it can be nice to make the kids a little extra cozy. This pattern fits Nigerian Dwarf goat kids who are a couple weeks old. In a larger breed it would likely fit a brand new kid. The pattern was a gift to the farm from amazing Stella in TN. It can be yours for a donation of any amount  to the farm. You can help pay for this weeks grain and get the cozy pattern for these sweet PJs! A win win. If you hit the Pay Pal Button below, it will bring you directly to PDF for pattern after donation.  Please note... you will need a larger printer to print the pages. If you put it on a thumb drive, a copy place will be able to print the two pages for you. 

DOWNLOAD THE GOAT PAJAMA PATTERN!

The earliest goats of the season like to arrive on super cold nights. Often mom does a great job of snuggling her kids up and keeping them warm, but occasionally when the temps dip below freezing it can be nice to make the kids a little extra cozy. This pattern fits Nigerian Dwarf goat kids who are a couple weeks old. In a larger breed it would likely fit a brand new kid. The pattern was a gift to the farm from amazing Stella in TN. It can be yours for a donation of any amount  to the farm. You can help pay for this weeks grain and get the cozy pattern for these sweet PJs! A win win. If you hit the Pay Pal Button below, it will bring you directly to PDF for pattern after donation. Please note... you will need a larger printer to print the pages. If you put it on a thumb drive, a copy place will be able to print the two pages for you. 

USE BUTTON AT LEFT TO DONATE ANY AMOUNT & DOWNLOAD THE GOAT PJ PATTERN! 

 GOAT SWEATER PATTERN -Would you Like to Knit your own Nigerian Dwarf Goat Sweater?  Donate whatever seems fair to our No Cull Farm by clicking button above and you will then be taken to a Document with the Pattern designed by Stella for our kids! If you have any problems, please email us at sunflowerfarmcreamery@gmail.com and we will send you the pattern as a PDF file.  Please share photos of your finished sweater designs and goats on our Facebook page! 

GOAT SWEATER PATTERN -Would you Like to Knit your own Nigerian Dwarf Goat Sweater?  Donate whatever seems fair to our No Cull Farm by clicking button above and you will then be taken to a Document with the Pattern designed by Stella for our kids! If you have any problems, please email us at sunflowerfarmcreamery@gmail.com and we will send you the pattern as a PDF file.  Please share photos of your finished sweater designs and goats on our Facebook page! 

CLICK DONATE BUTTON AT LEFT TO ACCESS OUR NIGERIAN DWARF GOAT SWEATER PATTERN DESIGNED BY STELLA! 


 For quality printed items including our portrait of Don Pedro which proved OLD GOATS ARE COOL! Click the above photos. Lots of options including mugs, tote bags and American Apparel  t-shirts. Or if you prefer embroidered versions of our logo, click the links below. 

For quality printed items including our portrait of Don Pedro which proved OLD GOATS ARE COOL! Click the above photos. Lots of options including mugs, tote bags and American Apparel  t-shirts. Or if you prefer embroidered versions of our logo, click the links below. 

Everyone loves the logo featuring our goat May and our chicken Butterball Designed by the talented Jessica Boehman. Find more of her work online at Hans My Hedgehog.  If you wear any apparel featuring the Sunflower Farm logo to the farm, please take $1.00 of any of your self serve fridge purchases! Both printed and embroidered options available. The sop below also sells stuff with our logo and does a nice job on embroidered options. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MANY COLOR, STYLE & SIZE OPTION AVAILABLE!