2017 Goatapalooza – Open Creamery Day

OPEN CREAMERY DAY – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017 – 11AM TO 4PM2017 GoatapaloozaGoatapalooza T-shirtGoatapalooza, every year in October on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend.

Join us for farm tours, wood fired pizza, live music, cheese tasting and purchasing, goat, puppy, peacock and Guinea fowl watching, and more. Meet the cheesemakers, tour the creamery.

Our guest vendors in 2017 will be: Sisters Soap with goat milk soap, Dragonfly Cove Farm with Goat meats, and Back 40 Bakehouse with scrumptious handmade breads. Goatapalooza silk screened aprons and T-shirts will be printed and available for sale while you watch. This event is sponsored by the Maine Cheese Guild.

BRING THE KIDS BUT PLEASE, LEAVE YOUR DOG AT HOME
WHEN: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11am to 4pm, Rain or Shine
WHERE: Appleton Creamery, 780 Gurneytown Road, Appleton ME

Open Farm Day 2017

Maine Open Farm DayAppleton Creamery FarmstandSunday, 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.

 

Kid Hugging Day April 23, 2017

Kid Hugging, yes!

Can’t keep that Jillian away from the kids!

Three Midcoast Maine Farms open 11am to 4pm for this kid and family friendly event, but PLEASE, leave the dog at home.

Kid Hugging Day is April 23. Stop by one of our partner farms, hug some kids, sample some cheese, and welcome the beginning of our cheese making season. Visit Appleton Creamery in Appleton, Copper Tail Farm in Waldoboro, and Fuzzy Udder Creamery in Whitefield.Goat cheese and other products will be available for purchase.

More info on Events at Midcoast Cheese Trail‘s Facebook page

Basics of Goat Cheese Workshop 2017

561881_3035766168437_238714537_nLearn the basics of goat cheese. We will make chèvre (a French style of fresh goat cheese), and many of its variations, as well as feta and a quick mozzarella and ricotta. We’ll discuss how goat milk is different from other milks, and why certain cheeses are better made with goat milk. Do you have goats and want to make cheese? Are you thinking of getting goats? Meet the goats and decide for yourself!

Offered: April 17,  2017  (This is when enough volume of goat milk becomes available.)
Fee: $150 – one day workshop $50 deposit (non-refundable) due at the time of registration (If a workshop is cancelled due to weather or other reasons beyond our control, workshop is refundable or rescheduled.).  We accept cash, check, money order or credit/debit/PayPal. Continue reading

Winter Markets, Maine Harvest Festival

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

Open Creamery Day Goatapalooza

Goataplooza 2016Sunday, October 9 — Goatapalooza! 11-4
Come visit! Tour the farm, meet the goats, enjoy some pizza hot from the oven. Joining us again this year will be Copper Tail Farm with their goat milk caramels, cajeta, and yogurt, Sisters Soap goat milk soaps, Dragon Fly Cove Farm with goat meat products, Back 40 Bakehouse, and local spinner Penelope Olsen will be spinning goat fiber. New this year: Fast Food Prints making tee-shirts on the spot!

Open Farm Day July 24, 11 to 4

Appleton Creamery Colors 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.

 

Kid Hugging Day, New Farm Stand, Appleton Cheese Trail

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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.

Appleton Creamery Farm Stand

Winter Market Update 2015-16

We’re pleased to announce that Appleton Creamery cheese will be available this winter at two Midcoast Maine Farmers’ Markets:
Belfast Farmers’ Market
Fridays, 9am to 1pm Nov through March or early April,
Aubuchon Hardware Greenhouse
231 Northport Avenue (Route 1)
Belfast, Maine

Bath Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Nov through April
Bath Freight Shed
27 Commercial St.,
Bath, Maine

French Fun Workshop 2016

hands in curdsGet your hands in the curd with this two-day workshop where we explore some classic French-style cheeses, including but not limited to camembert, chaorce, tomme, banon, epoisses, chevre. As Charles de Gaulle once famously said: “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?”, so there is no one cheese that represents France. We’ll explore the different regions of French cheesemaking, and how some of those cheeses came to be. We’ll also discuss milk chemistry, rennet, and the use of starter cultures, and affinage.

Offered: February  6 & 7, 2016

Fee: $300 single, 
$575/couple or 2 family members (one set of notes)

$50 deposit (nonrefundable) due at the time of registration. Snail Mail option: download and print Registration Form. We accept cash, check, money order or credit/debit/paypal.