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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From Mid May-December, pull up any weekend Fri-Sun 10-6 to look at the herd Over the fence and shop in our self serve farm store. 

**Please note, The Farm will be closed for a small Sunday Wedding on June 11th. 

SELF SERVE CHEESE SHOP OPEN FRIDAY-SUNDAY 10-6 Mid May-December   Our last official Goat kid snuggling hours will be this Sat. May 13th from 1-3. Then we transition to the cheese season! Starting on May 19th please feel free to drive up on weekends to shop in the self serve shop and to look at the goats over the fence. Please note, we want to keep the farm open to visitors, but can only do so if people do their best to visit during posted hours so that we still have time to make cheese and take care of the animals.

APRIL-MAY KID VISITING

While visiting kids in the spring is free, donations to the farm are welcome. (Please stick to posted hours so that the goats get plenty of rest and quiet time to bond with their kids. Any changes in hours will be posted on Facebook and our website, so please check before heading out.)

While visiting kids in the spring is free, donations to the farm are welcome. (Please stick to posted hours so that the goats get plenty of rest and quiet time to bond with their kids. Any changes in hours will be posted on Facebook and our website, so please check before heading out.)

Can’t make it in person? Check out all the action on the 24/7 SUNFLOWER FARM BARN CAM on our website from April-July!

Visitors of all ages are welcome! So far our oldest visitor was 99! 
Planning to visit the Kids During Our Spring Open Farm Hours? 

PLEASE READ.  
Visiting goat kids in the spring is free, but donations to the farm are welcome and used to support our no cull farming approach, barn cam and visiting hours. Please talk to your kids about these important expectations before your visit so that they have the best time at the farm possible and we can continue to invite visitors. 
•Do not open any gates or go into any pens unless you are greeted by a member of the Hall family.                         •Please park only on one side of road and driveway so that neighbors can get through.  We are up Harmon Way to the left, the road beyond the fork is private.  •If you decide to take little ones into the goat yard, we have one goat named Greta who occasionally headbutts little kids. She looks like a zebra and is just a little shy, so if kids can keep an eye on her and treat her extra kindly that would be great  •Goats have no top teeth, but sharp molars, so  avoid putting your hands in the goat's mouths. 
•We ask anyone in the pasture to walk super slowly and take a seat to visit goats that approach you. Many of them are due to kid and we want to be sure they are not stressed out by anyone chasing them. 
•Please leave all dogs at home. They are goat's biggest predator and even small ones can scare the herd. 
•For the safety of our herd, please do not enter pens with boots or shoes that have been to another farm. •There seems to be a growing number of ticks in Maine, please check yourself for any ticks after sitting in the field (just in case). •A growing number of people have been arriving each spring to snuggle the babies which we love, but to keep it from getting too nutty in the barn, we encourage each person to take one turn holding a kid each visit and then to head out to see the bigger goats so there is plenty of room in the barn for people waiting a turn.
THANKS, HAPPY SPRING and see you soon!


 Self serve Farm Fridge  Open Fri-Sun 10-6. MAY 19-Dec.

feel free to drive up and look at the goats while buying cheese. 

 

Click address at top of page to link to interactive Google Map. We are up Harmon Road (dirt drive) to the left.  About 1/2 hour from Portland.  Just down the road from the Cumberland Fair Grounds.  

Click address at top of page to link to interactive Google Map.

We are up Harmon Road (dirt drive) to the left. 

About 1/2 hour from Portland. 

Just down the road from the Cumberland Fair Grounds.