We’ll be kicking off the 2018 goat cheese season with our annual Kid Hugging Day. In addition to our version of kid olympics (baby goats, that is), we’ll be joined at the Farm by the YumBus, offering tacos and crepes, and Stone Fox Creamery ice cream. Fuzzy Udder Creamery will be offering hot chocolate made with goats milk, and sheep’s milk truffles. You can find a map to Appleton Creamery here. Children are welcome and encouraged, but please, leave your pets at home. Map to the farm here.
After you hug our kids, we suggest you catch these other Midcoast Cheese Trail members, also hosting Kid Hugging Day on Sunday. Copper Tail Farm in Waldoboro, and Fuzzy Udder Creamery in Whitefield invite you to stop by the farms on Sunday, April 22, 11-4, to meet and cuddle kids (baby goats), sample and buy the first goat cheeses of the season, and learn about goats and sheep and how cheese is made.
Join us on October 15, 11am to 5pm at Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery in Union. We’ll be at the Festival along with 23 other Maine Cheesemakers, 11 Maine artisanal food producers, foodcourt with 6 Maine food vendors, live music, and an exciting line-up of educational demonstrations.
You can learn more about the Festival at mainecheeseguild.org.
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 11 am to 4 pm
780 Gurneytown Road,Appleton
Meet the goats, sample some cheese, and view the cheese room. Learn about these entertaining and useful animals. The farm stand will be open with farm products for sale and the wood fired pizza oven will be going!
Goats, chickens, pea fowl, barn cats, rollicking roosters and chipmunks too! This is a chance to hang out on the observation deck, feed the goats some munchies, and purchase Appleton Creamery cheese and Sisters Soap.
Open Farm Day 2017 is a statewide event organized by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. You can learn more about all the farms participating in this year’s Open Farm Day here.
With November upon us we have some great news. The Appleton Cheese Trail is extending Saturday open farms into November, closing after Thanksgiving. We may be open at Appleton Creamery on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving if supplies allow. We’ll keep you posted on that. We’re doing the Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor, and will be selling at both Bath and Belfast Farmers’ Markets again this winter. Read on for details. Continue reading
We’re participating in Maine’s Open Farm Day again this year along with scores of other Maine farms. On Sunday July 24 from 11am to 4pm you can meet the goats, tour the farm & dairy, see cheese being made, sample & buy cheese. The pizza oven will be going! Also check out nearby wineries.
Please no pets.
ME Water Buffalo Co. in Appleton and Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery in Union are also open farms.
APPLETON CHEESE TRAIL
Our normal hours at the farm on Appleton Cheese Trail are 11 to 5 every Saturday through October if the weather permits.Read more about Appleton Cheese Trail.
Apprentice Elizabeth showing some goat love at the Belfast Farmers’ Market.
Saturday, April 30, we’re having our first Annual Kid Hugging Day at Appleton Creamery. We invite you to come on out to the farm between 11am and 4pm to meet some of our future generation of milkers, and get in a little goat snuggle. Then, follow the newly created Appleton Cheese Trail, and visit ME Water Buffalo Co., and hug some of their calves!
You can read all about our new farm stand and the Appleton Cheese Trail here. We’ll be open at the farm for goat viewing and cheese buying every Saturday, 11 to 5 from June 18 through October. At the farm you’ll also have the option of purchasing a cheese tasting plate guided by one of the Appleton Creamery cheesemakers.