Open Creamery Day Sunday October 11th, 2015

The Maine Cheese Guild presents

Open Creamery Day 2015

on Sunday, October 11th from 11am to 3pm (unless ***otherwise noted*** below).

As the hardwood foliage bursts in a blaze of colors on Columbus Day weekend, take in the spectacular sights and taste some award-winning cheese during the Maine Cheese Guild’s annual Open Creamery Day. Visit many of Maine’s cheese makers in their creameries, meet the animals, and learn the stories behind Maine’s more than 150 artisan cheeses. Along the way you can also visit a farmers’ market, stop at an orchard, explore one of Maine’s premier breweries or wineries, pick fruit at Maine’s legendary orchards, and drop-in on one of the many artisan bread makers our state has to offer. You’ll love the views, and the taste of Maine cheese, straight from the source, will be the best memory of all!

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Open Creamery Day Participants

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Appleton Creamery [A]: 44.273386, -69.235212
Fuzzy Udder Creamery [G]: 44.222732, -69.607333
Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm [I]: 44.144900, -69.466553
Seal Cove Farm [L]: 44.490384, -68.307793
Sunflower Farm Creamery [N]: 43.841005, -70.298784
Winter Hill Farm [O]: 43.898214, -70.098367
Fredrikson Farm [E]: 44.485373, -69.499541
Imagine Dairy Farm [H]: 44.182016, -69.641411
State of Maine Cheese Co. [M]: 44.170326, -69.081127
From The Country Farm [F]: 44.306060, -70.135745
Pumpkin Vine Family Farm [K]: 44.275323, -69.459283
Barred Owl Creamery [C]: 44.145137, -69.605277
Maine Water Buffalo Co. [J]: 44.350766, -69.262237
Balfour Farm LLC [B]: 44.759441, -69.445653
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Appleton Creamery [A]
Caitlin & Bradley Hunter
780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, ME  04862
appletoncreamery@gmail.com
www.appletoncreamery.com

Visit the goats and sample the award-winning cheese at Appleton Creamery in Appleton, and enjoy the whole goat experience. Cheese is handcrafted daily using traditional methods with milk from our herd of Alpine goats, and local cow dairies. Joining us this year for GOATAPALOOZA will be Copper Tail Farm with goat milk caramels, cajeta and yogurt, Sisters Soap with goat milk soap, Dragonfly Cove Farm goat meat products, and Back Forty Breads. Local spinner Penelope Olson will be spinning goat fiber. The pizza oven will be cooking!
780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, ME
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Balfour Farm LLC [B]

435 Webb Rd
Pittsfield ME 04967
(207)213-3159

Balfour Farm produces certified organic yogurts, soft cheeses and aged raw milk cheeses from a small herd of Normande and Normande Cross cattle.  In 2016, we added goats to the farm and are making a limited amount of goat cheeses as well.  We hope you can come visit our new off the grid dairy and creamery!

***In the event of rainy weather in the days leading up to OCD, you may need to park near the road and walk to the farm*

435 Webb Rd, Pittsfield, ME, United States
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Barred Owl Creamery [C]

Patti and Chris Hamilton
6 South Fowles Lane, Whitefield ME 04353
hamiltonfarm03@yahoo.com

Experience award-winning organic cheese (best in the nation goat/sheep farmstead feta) on a beautiful farm in Whitefield. Meet the goats and sheep, tour Barred Owl Creamery and visit our farm store full of homemade products including baked products. For more than 15 years we have hand-milked our Fresian sheep and Nubian cross goats – and produced MOFGA-certified organic feta, chevre and blue cheeses. We also have laying hens & heritage breed turkeys. We live in the heart of central Maine’s agricultural hub of Whitefield – only 6 miles from Sheepscot General Store, Fuzzy Udder and several other cheese producers.

6 South Fowles Lane, Whitefield, ME, United States
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Fredrikson Farm [E]

60 Danforth Road, China Village, ME 04926
http://www.fredriksonfarm.com/
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Come join all the festivities at Fredrikson Farm, enjoy a farm tour and take a stroll on our beautiful walking trails.  Experience Alpaca with the Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm from Unity.  We will be joined by Younity Winery and Tree Spirits Winery with wine tasting.  Boynton-Mckay Food Co. from Camden will be providing their amazing cuisine.  Live music by the Oshima Brothers who will be providing "upbeat folk - sibling harmonies".

60 Danforth Road, China, ME, United States
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From The Country Farm [F]

23 Austin Rd, Leeds ME 04263
207 212-9911
https://www.facebook.com/FromtheCountryFarm/
http://www.fromthecountryfarm.com/

From the Country Farm is a small goat dairy located in Leeds Maine. Come visit our herd of Nubian and Saanen goats that are an integral part of the team.  Our cheeses are made in small batches daily with great attention to detail and taste. We will be sampling some of our more popular flavors and introducing a few new cheeses as well. The farm store will be open with a great selection of soap, lotions and gift sets handmade here on the farm.

23 Austin Rd, Leeds, ME, United States
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Fuzzy Udder Creamery [G]

Jessie Dowling, cheesemaker-farmer-activist
35 Townhouse Road, Whitefield ME 04353
fuzzyudder@gmail.com
www.fuzzyudder.com
www.facebook.com/FuzzyUdderCreamery/

Fuzzy Udder Creamery currently milks 16 sheep and 12 goats and buys organic cows’ milk from Two Loons Farm in South China. Our animals are raised on pasture, fed organic grain and Maine grown oats and given lots and lots of love. We make a variety of fresh, soft-ripened and aged cheeses from cow, sheep and goat milk. Come snuggle our fuzzy critters and taste our cheeses!

35 Townhouse Road, Whitefield, ME, United States
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Imagine Dairy Farm [H]

Arlene Brokaw
716 Highland Rd. Warren, ME. 04864
imaginedairyfarm@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/imaginedairyfarm
(978) 471-8399

Arlene and Russ of Imagine Dairy Farm welcome you to visit our small farm and creamery in the midcoast of Maine! We have a small herd of lovable dairy goats for you to meet. We produce "extra-fine" fresh cheese spreads, aged cow's milk cheese and our own goat milk and yogurt. We will be sampling our cheeses, milk and lamb and goat meat. Come meet the cheese maker and cuddle some goats while enjoying the beautiful fall colors. Our farm will be open all day and our cheeses, dairy products and lamb and goat meat will be available for purchase. If weather permits, we'll take the goats out for a walk through the fields and woods!

716 Highland Rd. Warren, ME. 04864
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Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm [I]

Jean and Peter Koons
795 Pond Road, Sidney, ME 04330
kennebeccheesery@gmail.com
www.kennebec.cheeesery.com


Licensed in 2008 with 10 goats we have expanded to an in-line milking system with PV panels on the cheesery roof and now milk 42 Alpine and Saanen cross goats. Come see the "working girls" and this year's J-doelings  and taste the delicious soft and hard cheeses we make from their milk. Many fun recipes provided. We also have a flock of Katahdin sheep who love apples. Come feed Bambi, CoCo, Snow White and the others.

795 Pond Road, Sidney, ME, United States
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Maine Water Buffalo Co. [J]

Brian and Jessica Farrar & Family
232 Old County Road, Appleton, ME 04862
(207)785-6493
mewaterbuffaloco@gmail.com
www.mewaterbuffaloco.com

Come visit Maine's only herd of water buffalo. At our state licensed dairy, we specialize in our fresh hand-stretched buffalo mozzarella along with other fresh buffalo cheeses and our creamy yogurt and gelato–all made with our own water buffalo milk. Pasture hayrides throughout the day to see the water buffalo up close. Some of our fresh buffalo cheeses will be available at our farm store to sample and purchase along with our other farm products. Pet the baby buffalo calves and feed our pet goats.

232 Old County Road, Appleton, ME, United States
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Pumpkin Vine Family Farm [K]

217 Hewett Rd., Somerville, ME 04348
(207) 549 - 3096 - Kelly
(207) 215 - 4319 - Anil
info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com
www.pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com
www.facebook.com/pumpkinvinefamilyfarm

217 Hewett Rd, Somerville, ME, United States
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Seal Cove Farm [L]

***open at 11am***
Barbara Brooks
202 Partridge Cove Road, Lamoine, ME 04605
207-667-7127 sales@mainegoatcheese.com
www.mainegoatcheese.com

Fresh and aged goat cheese. Our high producing herd of 125 goats is our foundation. We have been making and selling cheese since 1980. Our commitment to producing the highest quality milk, an element in superior cheeses, continues. Come and sample our gelato and our own pizza made in a wood fired oven.

202 Partridge Cove Road, Lamoine, ME, United States
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State of Maine Cheese Co. [M]

461 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine 04856
Telephone: (local)207-236-8895 :: (toll free) 800-762-8895 Fax: 207-236-9591
contact@cheese-me.com
www.cheese-me.com

We are the home of the Rockport Marketplace where we carry many fine products made right here in Maine and beyond. On days that we are making cheese, customers can watch our cheesemaker at work making cheese in our production room. Our retail store hours are 9 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday and ***Sunday Noon – 4 pm***.

461 Commercial Street, Rockport, ME, United States
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Sunflower Farm Creamery [N]

Hope Hall
12 Harmon Way, Cumberland, Maine 04021
207-829-8347
www.facebook.com/sunflowerfarmcreamery
www.sunflowerfarm.info

Sunflower Farm looks forward to welcoming visitors on Open Creamery Day! Chris and Hope Hall (English Teachers at Thornton Academy & Cheese Maker at Sunflower Farm Creamery) and daughters Tess and Lila, produce delicious goat products made in small daily batches from the milk of 18 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats. Their products are sold at Walnut Hill Market in North Yarmouth, at Eventide Epicurean Specialties in Boothbay and on weekends April-Jan. from their self serve farm fridge.  (You may have seen their goat kids on YouTube in "The Running of the Goats” or “Goat Babies in Pajamas” or “Lola the Chihuahua & the Goat Kids Daily Playtime”.) The goats are even sweeter in person! Come try feta, chevre, caramels, fudge and cajeta, visit with the goats in the field and enjoy a mini farmers market celebrating goat milk products!  [Please note, we will have limited supplies of our products since we are a small farm, so come early in the day for the greatest selection!]

12 Harmon Way, Cumberland, ME, United States
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Winter Hill Farm [O]

Steve Burger and Sarah Wiederkehr
35 Hill Farm Road, Freeport, ME 04032
207-869-5122
winterhillfarmer@gmail.com
www.winterhillfarm.com

Set atop a hill surrounded by woods and rolling pasture in the beautiful southern mid-coast region of Maine, Winter Hill Farm is a small, family run farm in Freeport. We manage a herd of very rare Randall cattle along with a few Jerseys, and operate a small farmstead creamery producing raw milk, yogurt, and artisanal cheeses. We make fresh cheeses (ricotta, fromage blanc and feta) as well as aged, raw milk cheeses, mold-ripened and washed rind cheeses. We also raise Berkshire pigs, laying hens, and seasonal vegetables for markets and a CSA. Come visit the animals, meet the farmers, and learn about their craft. And of course, try some cheese.

35 Hill Farm Road, Freeport, ME, United States

2015 Participating Cheesemakers
(Will be updated up to October 11th so check back)

Appleton Creamery [1]
Caitlin Hunter
780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, ME 04862 info@appletoncreamery.com
www.appletoncreamery.com

Visit the goats and sample the award-winning cheese at Appleton Creamery in Appleton, and enjoy the whole goat experience. Cheese is handcrafted daily using traditional methods with milk from our herd of Alpine goats, and local cow dairies. Joining us this year will be Copper Tail Farm with goat milk caramels and cajeta, Sisters Soap with goat milk soap, and Dragonfly Cove Farm goat meat products. Belfast musician Jennifer Armstrong will entertain us with some lively “milking songs!” The pizza oven will be cooking!

Barred Owl Creamery / Hamilton Farm [D]
Patti & Chris Hamilton
6 South Fowles Lane, Whitefield, ME 04353
207-549-5497 hamiltonfarm03@yahoo.com
hamiltonfarm.wordpress.com

We are a MOFGA certified Organic Farm. The award winning cheese from Nubian cross goats & fresian sheep is hand milked ~ hand stirred ~ hand crafted in small batches. We would love to have you meet the ladies, sample some cheese & experience the land that we love so much. We make feta (first place winner in mixed milk category), chevre & blue. Cheese will be available for purchase as well as other farm products & lunch foods. Cheese making demonstrations at 10:00 and 1:00. We will also have tours of our new timber frame barn & other assorted farm animals: pigs, chickens, Romney cross sheep & heritage turkeys. We look forward to seeing you!

Breakwater Vineyards[2]
35 Ash Point Drive, Owls Head, ME 04854
207-594-1721
www.breakwatervineyards.com

Breakwater Vineyards, an award winning Maine winery, is located just off the coast in Owls Head. In addition to the vineyards, the farm also has a small herd of dairy goats and produces fresh goat cheese. Wine tastings are offered six days a week from mid- May to October. Open Creamery Day – tours of the dairy barn, meet and greet the goats, tours of the winery and vineyards, wine tastings with special goat cheese pairings.

Crooked Face Creamery [3]
Amy Rowbottom
552 River Road, Norridgewock, ME 04957 amy@crookedfacecreamery.com
www.crookedfacecreamery.com

Amy’s Cheesery – also known as Crooked Face Creamery is up and running again at her new location. Come visit her cheesemaking facility, sample some fresh cows’ milk cheeses and watch demo’s of her new custom designed cheese smoker. The farm will be open all day for tours, cheese will be available for sale, as well as cuts of their grass fed Angus beef.

Fredrikson Farm [4]
60 Danforth Road, China Village, ME 04926
http://www.fredriksonfarm.com/
https://www.facebook.com/fredriksonfarm?fref=ts

Newly construction creamery located on 70+ acres. Join us on Oct. 11, 2015 for cheese making and milking demonstrations, farm tours and sampling of our delicious chevre. We are excited to have Younity Winery joining us to provide the perfect pairing with our cheese.

From the Country Farm [B]
Stacy Dexter
23 Austin Road, Leeds, ME 04263

We are a diversified farm located in Leeds Maine. You are invited to come to the country to meet our blended herd of Nubian, French Alpine and Saanen dairy goats who provide us with great tasting creamy milk which we then turn into fresh cheeses and highly sought after soap. Sit a spell, enjoy the view, sample cheese, chat about goats or just watch the antics of the summer babies. Our new Farm Store will be open!

Fuzzy Udder Creamery [5]
Jessie Dowling, cheesemaker-farmer-activist
35 Townhouse Road, Whitefield, ME 04353 fuzzyudder@gmail.com
www.fuzzyudder.com

Fuzzy Udder moved from Unity to their new home in the heart of Whitefield in December 2013. We milk sheep and goats onsite and buy organic cows’ milk from Two Loons Farm in South China. Our animals are raised on pasture, fed organic grain and Maine grown oats and lots and lots of love. We make a variety of fresh, soft-ripened and aged cheeses from cow, sheep and goat milk. Come meet our fuzzy critters and taste our cheeses!

Imagine Dairy Farm [6]
Arlene Brokaw
35 Townhouse Rd. Whitefield, ME. 04353
imaginedairyfarm@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/imaginedairyfarm

Arlene rents creamery space at Fuzzy Udder Creamery to create her fresh, spreadable, “extra-fine” cheese with the organic cow’s milk from Two Loons Farm and fresh, organically grown herbs and garlic. Arlene also makes a brie-style blue, “Hullabaloo” and is expanding her product line as the Imagine Dairy grows. Both MOFGA apprentices-turned farm-owners, Fuzzy Udder Creamery and Imagine Dairy Farm have partnered up to support one another and co-market while Arlene completes a creamery space of her own in Warren, ME, where she will begin milking her herd of dairy goats in spring, 2016.

Kennebec Cheesery and Koons Farm [7]
Jean and Peter Koons
795 Pond Road, Sidney, ME 04330
207-547-4171 kennebeccheesery@gmail.com
www.kennebeccheeesery.com

Licensed in 2008, we handcraft small batches of cheese and yoghurt from Alpine and Saanen goats and organic Jersey cows’ milk. The goats are raised on pasture and GMO-free grain here on Koons Farm and Willie raises his cows on nearby Woodside Farm. We also have a flock of Katahdin sheep. Come see our new solar panels on the cheesery.

Maine Water Buffalo Co. ***open 10am*** [E]
Brian and Jessica Ferrar
91 Old County Road, Appleton, ME 04862
(207)785-6493 mewaterbuffaloco@gmail.com
www.mewaterbuffaloco.com

A day of fun! Raw buffalo milk (regular & chocolate!) will be available. Deliciously creamy & rich, very high in calcium & protein, and not to mention, very digestible for most folks with dairy sensitivities. Yum!!! We’ll also have buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, burrata & buffeta. Our water buffalo sausage is FINALLY back in stock! A full line of steaks, burger & stew meat too! Come out to our farm & meet the buffalo herd, pet the baby buffalo, see the yaks & sample some buffalo cheeses. For more info & farm directions check out the EVENTS page on our website.

Pumpkin Vine Family Farm ***open until 5pm*** [C]
Kelly, Anil, Keiran & Sarita Roopchand
217 Hewett Rd., Somerville, ME 04348
info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com
www.pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com https://www.facebook.com/pumpkinvinefamilyfarm

Pumpkin Vine Family Farm is the historic farm featured in the new book Birth, Death and a Tractor and is proud to once again be a licensed dairy! Reviving the farm has been a lot of work, but we have finally done it! With the help of our Alpine & Nubian goats, we are now making fresh and aged cheeses. The does graze on the lush hillside pastures, and we process their milk in the newly restored cheese room. Come taste our fresh cheeses, rolled into chocolate truffle balls or adorned with edible flowers, and say hello to the hard-working girls (goats) of Pumpkin Vine Farm. The farm will be open for tours; we have a walking trail and maps, so bring your lunch and plan a picnic! We have pumpkins, squash and gourds for sale, and a special art room for children to decorate their pumpkins. We welcome kids – and adults – from 11 – 5.

Seal Cove Farm ***open at 9am*** [8]
Barbara Brooks
202 Partridge Cove Road, Lamoine, ME 04605
207-667-7127 sales@mainegoatcheese.com
www.mainegoatcheese.com

Fresh and aged goat cheese. Our high producing herd of 125 goats is our foundation. We have been making and selling cheese since 1980. Our commitment to producing the highest quality milk, an element in superior cheeses, continues. Come and sample our gelato and our own pizza made in a wood fired oven.

Silvery Moon Creamery at Smiling Hill Farm [9]
781 County Rd (Rte 22), Westbrook, ME 04092
207-699-3170 info@silverymooncheese.com
www.silverymooncheese.com

Silvery Moon Creamery has been making award winning cows’ milk cheeses since 2003. Meet the Smiling Hill Farm’s cows, whose milk we use for our cheeses. Sample our variety of fresh and aged cheeses. Talk to the cheesemakers. Cheesemaking demonstrations. Event takes place at the Smiling Hill Farm store/ice cream barn on top of the hill.

State of Maine Cheese Company [10]
461 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine 04856
Telephone: (local)207-236-8895 :: (toll free) 800-762-8895 Fax: 207-236-9591 contact@cheese-me.com
www.cheese-me.com

Nestled in the heart of Mid-Coast Maine, State of Maine Cheese Company is a small business that has been handcrafting fine cheeses since 1983. Since we started creating cheese in Maine over 30 years ago, we have cherished our partnership with our dairy farmers. Our relationship with Oakhurst Dairy allows us to hand pick the farms we receive milk from, principally from Springdale Jerseys in Waldo, Maine, a four generation farm with 400 Jersey and Guernsey cows that produce the picture perfect milk for making cheese. We are also organically certified and work with Maine organic farmers directly.

We are the home of the Rockport Marketplace where we carry many fine products made right here in Maine and beyond. On days that we are making cheese, customers can watch our cheesemaker at work making cheese in our production room. Our retail store hours are 9 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday and Sunday Noon – 4 pm.

Sunflower Farm Creamery [11]
Hope Hall
12 Harmon Way, Cumberland, Maine 04021
207-829-8347 www.facebook.com/sunflowerfarmcreamery
www.sunflowerfarm.info

Sunflower Farm looks forward to welcoming visitors on Open Creamery Day! Chris and Hope Hall (English Teachers at Thornton Academy & Cheese Maker at Sunflower Farm Creamery) and daughters Tess and Lila, produce delicious goat products made in small daily batches from the milk of 24 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats. Their products are sold at Walnut Hill Market in North Yarmouth, at Eventide Epicurean Specialties in Boothbay, at the Mill Street Farmers Market in Yarmouth and on weekends April-Jan. from their self serve farm fridge. (You may have seen their goat kids on YouTube in “The Running of the Goats” or “Goat Babies in Pajamas” or “Lola the chihuahua & the Goat kids Daily Playtime”.) The goats are even sweeter in person! Come try feta, chevre, caramels, fudge and cajeta, visit with the goats in the field and enjoy a mini farmers market celebrating goat milk products! [Please note, we will have limited supplies of our products since we are a small farm, so come early in the day for the greatest selection!]

Winter Hill Farm [A]
Steve Burger and Sarah Wiederkehr
35 Hill Farm Road, Freeport, ME 04032
207-869-5122 winterhillfarmer@gmail.com
www.winterhillfarm.com

Set atop a hill surrounded by woods and rolling pasture in the beautiful southern midcoast region of Maine, Winter Hill Farm is a small, family run farm in Freeport. We manage a herd of very rare Randall cattle along with a few Jerseys, and operate a small farmstead creamery producing raw milk, yogurt, and artisanal cheeses. We make fresh cheeses (ricotta, fromage blanc and feta) as well as aged, raw milk cheeses, mold-ripened and washed rind cheeses. We also raise Berkshire pigs, laying hens, and seasonal vegetables for markets and a CSA. Come visit the animals, meet the farmers, and learn about their craft. And of course, try some cheese.

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