Open Creamery Day

Sunday, October 8, 2017 • 10 am to 3 pm, Statewide

Presented by the Maine Cheese Guild

Check Individual Creameries for specific hours, some may vary and have specially scheduled events. See our map below. Updates coming up to day of event.

Open Creamery Day

Open Creamery Day 2017As 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: 44.273386, -69.235212
Barred Owl Creamery: 44.145137, -69.605277
Balfour Farm LLC: 44.769900, -69.409000
Copper Tail Farm: 44.095400, -69.375600
Abraham\'s Creamery: 44.821299, -69.189663
ME Water Buffalo Co.: 44.350646, -69.262736
Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm: 44.448331, -69.787649
Fuzzy Udder Creamery: 44.222732, -69.607333
Seal Cove Farm: 44.488480, -68.326350
Sunflower Farm Creamery: 43.841005, -70.298784
Lakin\'s Gorges Cheese LLC: 44.070700, -69.361900
Winter Hill Farm LLC: 43.898214, -70.098367
Flying Goat Farm: 43.590203, -70.953721
State of Maine Cheese: 44.170326, -69.083316
From The Country Farm: 44.306061, -70.135745
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Abraham's Creamery

1000 Elm Street
Newport, ME 04953
207-368-2165
Email  abrahams.gfc@gmail.com
Social   Facebook- @AbrahamsGFC • Instagram-Abrahamsgfc
• Website- www.abrahamsgfc.wordpress.com

We are inviting our valued customers and goat cheese lovers to come join our festivities on October 8th from 10- 3!  There will be sampling of artisanal cheese, cabrito, whey-fed pork and amazing yogurts. Enjoy a hand-tossed pizza with farmstead cheese and meats, while visiting our pastures. Our Alpine, Saanens and Oberhaslis will welcome you as they play around. Come meet the cheesemaker, artist, shepherds, yogurt expert and of course, our herd of 72 fun-loving goats! You may even get a kiss from one of our bucks:)) Special guest Pebblestone Farm Bakery and a few other local food vendors will be here, as well! The farm stand will be open for retail sales:)

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Appleton Creamery

Caitlin & Bradley Hunter
780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, ME  04862
appletoncreamery@gmail.com
www.appletoncreamery.com

**11 am to 4 pm**
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 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

At The Farm House
461 Webb Road
Pittsfield, Me 04967
(207)213-3159- farm business
(207)679-7000- The Farm House ***open 8am-4pm***

balfourfarmdairy.com

Balfour Farm is a certified organic dairy producing raw milk aged cheeses and pasteurized fresh cheeses and cultured dairy products. Our small herd of Normande cattle produce rich milk that is ideal for cheesemaking. We also have a flock of laying hens, organic chickens and poultry, and a herd of pigs for pork production.In our farm store and cafe, The Farm House, we will have cheese tasting and the cafe will be open for service 8am to 4 pm. We will have a cheese filled breakfast and lunch menu, baked goods and soup available. *** Farm tours will be given at 11 am, 1pm and 3 pm.***

461 Webb Road Maine, United States of America
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Barred Owl Creamery

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

Barred Owl is a small MOFGA certified Organic farmstead creamery in Whitefield Maine. We milk Fresian sheep & Nubian goats and turn the mixed milk into award winning cheese (American cheese Society first place for Organic Feta & second place for Organic Hot Pepper Jelly chevre). We specialize in feta, blue & numerous flavors of chevre. Come tour the farm, meet the friendly animals, check out the creamery & visit our farm store filled with luscious MOFGA certified organic cheese, frozen lamb, sheepskins, wool pillows, yarn and various other farm products. We look forward to meeting you!

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Copper Tail Farm

293 Genthner Rd.
Waldoboro, ME 04572

Email: christelle@coppertailfarm.com
Website: www.coppertailfarm.com
Social: Facebook CopperTailFarm • Instagram coppertailfarm

Driving Directions (not all mapping solutions show our address correctly):

From Route 1 in Waldoboro, head South on 32South towards Bremen. Go 4 miles, and turn right on Ledge's Circle. In 1/4 mile turn right on Genthner Rd- we are 1/2 mile down on the right.

Copper Tail Farm is an Animal Welfare Approved goat dairy in Waldoboro owned by Christelle and Jon McKee. Goat health and happiness are priorities here, and the goats eat organic grain and have access to 23 acres of pasture/browse. The farm will be open from 10-3, and visitors will be able to meet the goats, see the creamery, and sample/purchase products. Copper Tail Farm specializes in goat cheese (chèvre and ricotta), yogurt, kefir, cajeta (caramel sauce), caramel candies, and soap.

 

293 Genthner Rd. Waldoboro, ME 04572
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Flying Goat Farm

413 Mann Rd.
Acton, Maine 04001
• On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/flyinggoatfarm
• Website http://www.flyinggoat.farm/
• Instagram @flyinggoatmaine • Twitter @theflyinggoat

Flying Goat Farm will be participating in the The Maine Cheese Guild's Open Creamery Day! This is the one day of the year where we open our doors to the public and you get to meet the goats and the farmers and learn a little bit about how we do things at Flying Goat Farm!
-- We ask that you do not bring dogs to this event, and we do not have a public restroom. Sorry!

413 Mann Road, Acton, ME
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From The Country Farm

23 Austin Road
Leeds, ME 04263
Email: fromthecountryfarm@gmail.com
Website: www.fromthecountryfarm.com
Social: Facebook From-the-Country-Farm

Farmstead Creamery

Come to the country and meet our herd of hard working dairy goats who help us produce great tasting creamy cheese and highly sought after soap. Barn will be open and question and answer periods throughout the day. Blacksmithing, goat milking and ice cream making throughout the day.

23 Austin Road, Leeds, ME 04263, United States
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Fuzzy Udder Creamery

Farmstead Creamery and Artisan Cheesemaker
35 Townhouse Rd.
Whitefield, ME 04353
(207) 549-3817
Email: fuzzyudder@gmail.com
Website: www.fuzzyudder.com
Social: Facebook FuzzyUdderCreamery

Come meet the sheep and goats of Fuzzy Udder Creamery, even snuggle them if you wish! Tour the cheeseroom and milking parlor. Taste our award winning cow, sheep, and goat's milk cheeses and feast on cheesey dishes and an offering of the delicacies that can be made with lamb, goat, and mutton. There will be cheese, lamb, goat, mutton, beautifully tanned hides, and wool available for sale.

 

35 Townhouse Road, Whitefield, ME, United States
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Kennebec Cheesery at Koons Farm

Artisan, Farmstead Cheesemaker
795 Pond Road
Sidney, ME. 04330
207-547-4171

Email: kennebeccheesery@gmail.com
Website: www.kennebeccheesery.com
Social:   Facebook kennebeccheesery

** 10 am to 3 pm **

Licensed in 2008, we handcraft a wide variety of cheese and yoghurt from our Alpine and Saanen goat milk and a neighbors organic Jersey cow milk. The goats are raised on pasture and GMO-free grain here at Koons Farm, overlooking Messalonskee Lake. We also have a flock of Katahdin sheep. Check out our solar panels on the cheesery.
Joining us on the day will be various other local businesses- Tree Spirits with wine tasting, Karen of The Maine Crisp Company with her gluten-free crackers and Whey Clean Soap handmade from our whey by Sarah Wheatley.
Come sample our wares, look through the cheesery, walk around the 200 year old farm, and play with the goats.

795 Pond Road, Sidney, ME, United States
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Lakin's Gorges Cheese LLC

At East Forty Farm
2361 Friendship Rd
Waldoboro, ME 04572
info@eastfortyfarm.com
207-230-4318
Email: gorgescheese@gmail.com

**Farm Store open daily 11 am to 6 pm**

Fresh and aged cheese made with organic cow's milk. We're currently building a new creamery at the farm, where our farm store is open daily from 11 am to 6 pm. Meet Darla the cow, and all the pigs getting fat on cheese whey. We invite you to visit, sit under the grape arbor, eat some cheese and watch the chickens.

2361 Friendship Road Maine, United States of America
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ME Water Buffalo Co.

Farmstead Creamery
232 Old County Road
Appleton, ME 04862
207-785-6493
Email: mewaterbuffaloco@gmail.com
Website: www.mewaterbuffaloco.com
Social: Facebook ME-Water-Buffalo-Co

Our last on-farm event! If you haven't made it out to see the water buffalo yet, NOW is your chance!!! Join us on wagon rides out to the pasture to see the water buffalo up close. Water buffalo calves to pet. Goats to feed. There will also be water buffalo cheese, yogurt, gelato & meat available at the farm store. If that's not enough, this time of year we are blessed with beautiful foliage as well as additional area creameries opening up their farms for tours, cheeses & animal snuggling. So, make a day of it & get out & visit a creamery, or two, or a bunch!!!

 

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Seal Cove Farm

Seal Cove Farm
17 Milky Way
Lamoine, Maine 04605
visit their website: www.mainegoatcheese.com

** 11 am -5 pm**

Samples tours and pizza from our wood fired oven!

17 Milky Way, Lamoine, ME
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State of Maine Cheese

Artisan Cheesemaker, Cheese Retailer
461 Commercial St. (Route1)
Rockport, ME 04856
800-762-8895

Email: cheese@cheese-me.com
Website: cheese-me.com
Social: Facebook State-of-Maine-Cheese-CoRockport-Marketplace

Creamery tours, samples, "ask the cheeesemaker" and retail store

 

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Sunflower Farm Creamery

Farmstead Creamery
12 Harmon Way
Cumberland, Maine 04021
Open (April - December)

Email: sunflowerfarmcreamery@gmail.com
Website: www.sunflowerfarm.info
Social: Facebook sunflowerfarmcreamery

 

Amy & Charlie will dish up their amazing Locally Sauced Burritos using our cheese from their food cart, local Maine artist Amy Goodness will bring her mini Maine jewelry so that you can get all your holiday shopping done, Crystal of Blue Tin Farm who makes incredible goat milk soap from her Nigerian Dwarf goat milk will be back, Alicia and Jenell (the super lovely women at Casco Bay Butter) will be here again with their dangerously delcious butter, and of course you will have a chance to try our cheese, visit the goats and ask any questions you might have about Nigerian Dwarf goats and cheesemaking.

12 Harmon Way, Cumberland, ME, United States
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Winter Hill Farm LLC

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.

35 Hill Farm Road, Freeport, ME, United States