Finding Our Cheese in Difficult Times

Order online, pick up at Belfast or Bath farmers’ markets and at the farm in Appleton!

In the interest of health given the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be offering any loose cheese at our winter markets. YOU MUST PRE-ORDER VIA OUR SQUARE STORE

Accepting online payments, Check, EBT at markets. See info below on checks and EBT purchases.  However you pay, you must order our cheese online.



It’s the only way to get your cheese directly from us at markets!

– The Original Belfast Farmers’ MarketPick up Friday, 9-11
Bath Farmers’ Market  Pick up Saturday, 9-11
If you are not comfortable coming inside the Freight Shed, you can request your preorder at the pickup window outside the Shed

You must pick up your market order by 11 AM


Order Wednesdy to Thursday Noon – Pick up at the farm Saturday & Sunday, 11 – 4

Pick iup at the farm

Look for this sign. Cheese will be in a cooler.


EBT  and CHECK Farmers’ Market Shoppers:

You can now order online and pay at market.  

Order online and use our EBT Coupon Code EBTatMarket when you are checking out. Your order will show a zero balance and not require payment at checkout. At market, pick up your EBT  shopping clipboard and  then pick up your order at our booth.

Order Now for EBT payment –  Use Coupon Code EBTatMarket

You can also place your order online and pay by check when you pick up your order at market (or our farm stand).

Order online and use our Coupon Code PayByCheck when you are checking out. Your order will show a zero balance and not require payment at checkout.  When you pick up your order, put your check in the box we provide at point of sale.

 Order Now and PAY BY CHECK  – Use Coupon Code PayByCheck

Please note:  If market is cancelled due to weather conditions, we will refund pre-orders.

Currently Available Online for Pick Up at Markets and Stand:

We update this list early each week. Other cheeses may be available at our farm stand and farmers’ markets, but if you want to be sure about availability of these cheeses, order ahead.

Goat Cheese

–Chèvre  Buttons in olive oil ( Officially out of our traditional rounds in oil) – This is the tail end of goat cheese for this season!

— No Betta Feta, Cow version

Cow Cheese

— Mozzarella
— Ricotta
— Jack (cow)
— St. Bridget

 SISTERS SOAP – Goat’s milk soap in several scents and colors  – available directly from or at our farm stand.

Where else to find our cheese:

These stores are restocked and ready for you to purchase our products:
— Belfast Coop, Belfast
— Fresh off the Farm, Rockport
— Good Tern Coop, Rockland
— Rising Tide Coop, Damariscotta
— Bahner Farm farmstand, Belmont
— Goranson’s Farm Stand, Dresden

Our cheese is also available through these buying’ clubs and CSAs:
— Lost Kitchen Farmers’ Market in Freedom (pre-order buying for pickup)
Bahner Farm  Order Online
Daybreak Growers Alliance CSA
Hatchet Cove Farm in Warren
Hope’s Edge Farm in Hope

Appleton Creamery – For Sale

Mucking out th barns

Appleton Creamery  as you know it will be closing its doors at the end of the season this year.

After 26 years in business, and 41 years raising goats, ill health is precipitating our decision to take it easy and begin checking things off our bucket list. The goats will not be bred this fall, so cheesemaking will wind down. We will sell cheese until it is gone, sometime this winter. The farm is for sale so we can move in town closer to services. The business is for sale separately in hopes someone will carry on our brand. Serious inquiries only. We hope to continue in some capacity with teaching classes (when the COVID danger has passed) and consulting.

Contact us here if you or someone you know is interested in purchasing Appleton Creamery, the business, or a rural farm in Appleton Maine with orchard, vineyard, barn, house and outbuildings.

Stay Informed – Join Our Mailing List

We’re sending out weekly updates. We invite you to keep informed on where to find our cheese, what’s happening on the farm and any news we may have relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and how it affects our business.  Use the signup form below.

Open Creamery Day 2020

Appleton Creamery Farm Stand13th Annual Open Creamery Day – Sunday, October 11, 2020.

We will be open our usual hours, but will not be offering tours, events, or tastings. Pick up some cheese for your picnic, then head over to Savage Oakes Winery or Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery for a local wine to pair with it. It’s also the postponed Maine Maple Sunday, now being billed as Fall in Love with Maple/ NORTH AMERICAN MAPLE TOUR,  so be sure to take in a visit to a sugar house as well. Here’s a map of sugar house participants.

Learn more about 13th Annual Open Creamery Day here. See map of participants here.

Our farm stand is OPEN daily from 11 am to 5 pm. Stop by to stock up on cheese, say hey to the goats. Please observe Maine’s COVID-19 safety protocols, wear a mask, and maintain physical distancing when visiting the farm stand.  Learn more about our farm stand here.

You can pre-order your cheese  at our online store before 11 am on the day before your visit, and we’ll have it ready for pick-up.  (We may have a larger selection at the stand than what is offered online.)

Farmers’ Markets Move Outdoors

Farmers’ Markets continue to be open.

Belfast Farmers’ Market, every Friday 9 to 1 has moved outdoors to the regulare summer location at Waterfall Arts, 258 High Street in Belfast, rain or shine.

Bath Farmers’ Market  has moved outdoors to Waterfront Park, Bath,  Saturday,  8:30 to 12 noon.

Opening in May:
— Rockland Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 9-1
— Union Farmers’ Market, Fridays, 3-6