2018 Maine Harvest Festival

Maine Harvest Festival November 17 & 18 at the Cross Center in Bangor. We’ll be there. Here’s a chance for our northern Maine customers to stock up for the holidays.We’re making cheese to beat the band, so bring your cooler.

The Festival is one of the state’s favorite localvore foodie events, and is presented by Maine Potatoes, the Maine Potato Board – mainepotatoes.com. It’s a tasting and purchasing extravaganza sure to have something for everyone, and for all the folks on your gift list too.

 

2018 Kid Hugging Day

Kid Hugging Day 2018We’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.

YumBus

 

Christmas Tree Drop Off Day

Christmas Tree Drop Off

Sunday, January 7th – 11 am to 2 pm. Shed that tree, grab some cheese while you’re here!

Our goats would love to recycle your Christmas tree! Drop off your clean, no-spray, no-tinsel tree for our goats to turn into future cheese. Visit with the goats, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate! Please, make sure there are no ornaments left on the tree, and no wreaths please. We’re at 780 Gurney Town Road, Appleton, Maine. Find a map to our location here.

Find Us at Sweetgrass Farm’s Holiday Open House

We’ll be selling our cheese again this year at Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery on December 9 & 10, 11am to 5pm, at their 8th Annual Holiday Open House in Union, Maine. Learn more on their Facebook page.

“This tasting event will feature local foods, wines, spirits and some of our favorite holiday cocktails, like Boozy Hot Chocolate, Santa’s Little Helper, the Merry Cherry and the Grand Cran. Proceeds from the holiday cocktails will go the MCST Baking program.  Award winning Appleton Creamery will have an array of their delicious artisan cheese to try and buy including their blue ribbon winner, chèvre in olive oil. Bixby Bars will sample and sell their delicious candy bars and drinking chocolate. Sugar Spell Sweets is bringing a wide selection of cookies, candies, and treats made just for the holidays for you to take home.”