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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 We are closed for the season until April 19th for kid Visiting and May 15th for cheese. Enjoy your winter and we'll see you soon!  

Please note: The farm is closed December-Mid-April.  In April and May we post goat kid holding times each week. From Mid May-December, pull up any weekend to look at the herd and shop in our self serve farm store. 

SELF SERVE CHEESE FRIDGE OPEN FRIDAY-SUNDAY 10-6 Mid May-December   During cheese season, feel free to drive up Fri-Sun 10-6 to buy cheese from the self serve fridge, and watch the goats over the fence. So that we can make cheese and tend the animals, the Farm is closed to visitors Monday-Thursday (with the exception of groups who have arranged an educational tour).  To ensure the safety of our herd, please do not open any gates or enter the pasture.

Farm Yoga Thursdays 5:30-6:30 June, July & August. Donations Welcome. All levels.

Farm Yoga Thursdays 5:30-6:30 June, July & August. Donations Welcome. All levels.

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 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. 
•Do not open any gates or go into any pens unless you are greeted by a member of the Hall family.                         

•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. 
•Please do not enter pens with boots that have been to another farm.
THANKS, HAPPY SPRING and see you soon!


 Self serve Farm Fridge  Open Fri-Sun 10-6. MAY 14-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.