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Our August 2012 meeting took place at Creeping Thyme in Buxton. Marie & Tim Clements gave us all a guided tour of their barns, milk room and cheese rooms. Then they spread out a feast of cheeses and fudges from their amazing array of products. Those little goats sure work hard!
Eric Rector and Heather Donahue both gave excellent presentations about their experiences at the recent American Cheese Society meeting and Traktec’s Donna Murray was on hand to tell us about their Maine -based label manufacturing company.
Talk of the Town Farm is a small goat dairy located in Connor TWP, Maine. We are just north of Caribou and we are currently the only licensed goat dairy in Aroostook County. We are still growing our herd of Nubians, La Manchas and a few crosses.
Currently we offer raw goat milk. We plan to have fresh Chevre and yogurt in August. Our products can be found at the Caribou Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until fall. We are also at the Bread of Life store in Presque Isle and Sleeper’s Market in Caribou.
Come taste our wonderful milk from our hard working girls!
Talk of the Town Farm
Jim and Janet Weber
Northern Exposure Farm
P. O. Box 93
Holden, ME 04429-0093
Info about practices and milk handling:
We milk four Jersey cows, two of which are registered and from Two Loons. We feed them all organic hay and supplement their feed with a small amount of organic grain. However, we are not certified organic. We milk with a bucket milker. The milk is cooled in a fifty five gallon chiller which cools the milk very quickly, usually within twenty to forty minutes of puttng the milk in the machine. The milk can be stored in there for a few days. We usually empty out whatever is left and clean the whole thing every two or three days. We’ve been receiving stellar test results from the state.
Our milk is available in amounts ranging from 5 to 20 gallons. Bags or buckets or another means of transportation of the milk would have to be provided.
For interest or further questions contact Caitlin at email@example.com or call 585 506 2748.
1244 Clarry Hill Road
Union, ME 04862
Ellsfarm is a small 63 acre family owned sheep farm located on a hill top in Union. We milk up to 60 ewes in our Maine licensed & inspected dairy from March thru August. We sell liquid milk to a cheesemaker and occasionally to restaurants. Our sheep are raised “all natural “– our grains do not contain any antibiotics or synthetic hormones. The flock is managed using the rotational grazing method, eating fresh grass from frost to frost (that’s 6 months in Maine!), for the best tasting and healthiest milk possible.
To buy milk you must contact the farm via email or by phone.