Sadly, Friday March 12th was Appleton Creamery’s last farmers’ market at the Belfast Farmers’ Market. We have downsized the farm in anticipation of the new owner/cheesemaker taking over, and she has chosen not to remain with the Belfast Farmers’ Market. We’ll miss you all.
Thank you Belfast for supporting us for the last 27 years! Belfast was our first farmers’ market, and remains our favorite. I have watched an entire generation of new goat cheese afficianados grow up, and I will miss all of you! We hope to retire to Belfast, so you may still see us at market as customers.
Going forward, you will be able to find our goat cheese at the Belfast Coop, later on in the spring after the goats kid when there is milk to make cheese with again. Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for events at the farm. Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news from the farm. Bahner Farm in Belmont continues to carry our cheese in their buying club, and the Maine Milk Mavens are now distributing it state-wide. You can continue to order for pickup at the farm stand on weekends, and we hope to open for the season sometime at the end of the month when it’s a bit warmer.
I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to all my market friends — customers and vendors and former apprentices — who have donated to the GoFundMe to benefit the future owners of Appleton Creamery!
~ Caitlin Hunter