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.

The cheese is the biggest draw for adults, but for the kids...it's all about the kids!

The cheese is the biggest draw for adults, but for the kids...it's all about the kids!

Uploaded by Maine Public on 2016-07-05.

The Farm in the News...

http://www.wgme.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/cumerberland-goats-go-viral-again-time-pajamas-27689.shtml#.VXOtaFxVikp This is a really sweet story done by WGME in Maine about Winifred and Monty wearing pajamas!

http://wgme.com/news/local/baby-goats-are-all-the-craze-at-sunflower-farm

http://www.wcsh6.com/life/goats-/332507496 Check out this sweet story about Open Creamery by WCSH. Includes some cute kids both human and goat variety. 

http://jezebel.com/baby-goats-in-pajamas-to-world-its-called-fashion-loo-1708698692 Goats in Pajamas...yes pajamas. And in Time Magazine: http://time.com/3907652/baby-goats-pajamas/ and People http://www.people.com/people/mobile/article/0,,20928088,00.html and NPR! http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/06/04/411960057/your-moment-of-baby-goat-bliss

http://hansmyhedgehogblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunflower-farm-creamery.html  A blog by Hans My Hedgehog. Jessica Boehman is the incredible artist who did our logo design.

http://courier.mainelymediallc.com/news/2013-11-07/Neighbors/English_teacher_turns_cheese_maker.html  A story written for a local newspaper by one of my students who graduated this spring. 

http://cutepotato.com/tag/sunflower-farm-and-creamery/  Local mom shares her visit to the farm in her adorable blog Cute Potato

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/baby-goats-run-maine-farm-article-1.1822585  New York Daily News Story on the viral video Running with the Goats

http://elitedaily.com/humor/running-goats-lot-cuter-less-dangerous-running-bulls-video/624255/ Story on Elite Daily about our YouTube video and farm

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/10/02/maine-cheesemakers-welcome-visitors-on-oct-13_2013-10-02/ Story on Open Creamery Day October 2013

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/217987/2/Family-promotes-local-food-on-Open-Creamery-Day Video coverage of Open Creamery Day by WCSH 6 in Maine. 

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/good-news/running-goats-dwarf-goats-create-stampede-adorableness-151132855.html An update on the running with goat videos on Yahoo in Canada. 

http://www.wgme.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/-video-baby-goats-cumberland-goes-viral-22738.shtml#.U5exGl6DRg0 Channel 13 WGME interviews the girls about the farm.

http://wpor.com/mornings/the-running-of-the-goats/ Country music station WPOR loves goats. 

http://hashtagmaine.bangordailynews.com/2014/06/10/buzzfeed/video-of-stampeding-baby-goats-in-cumberland-gets-more-than-a-million-views/ Bangor Daily News says move over cats, Maine goats are the new viral video pet!

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2014/06/11/running-goats-youtube-sunflower/10334943/ Channel 6 News in Portland, Maine did a wonderful story on famous goats in Maine

http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/baby-goat-stampede/ Cute coverage of the three running videos with links on The Daily Dot

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/06/16/baby-goats-at-sunflower-farm-in-cumberland-take-youtube-by-storm/ Very sweet story about the farm by Beth Quimby of the Portland Press Herald. Wonderful Photographs by Derek Davis. 

http://www.nerve.com/culture/internet-goat-trend-viral-video Great story about the rise of the goat as a source of internet glory! Watch out cats!

http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/final-running-goats-season Cute Story about Final Running of Goats 2014 on Cleveland show Right This Minute.