June IS dairy month and several Trail creameries will be celebrating by hosting special events at their farms, including milking, butter and cheese demos. If you want to learn a
June IS dairy month and several Trail creameries will be celebrating by hosting special events at their farms, including milking, butter and cheese demos. If you want to learn a bit more about the history of June is Dairy Month, read here.
Imagine a world without dairy: No butter on your biscuit, no cheese on your pasta, no yogurt in your smoothie, no ice cream in your cone… Sound boring? Join the farms in the Midcoast Cheese Trail to celebrate Dairy Month on June 9. All participating farms will be open from 11- 3, and will have baby animals to visit, cheese recipes to collect, and farmstead products to sample and purchase, including cheese, yogurt, caramel sauce, soap and farm-raised meat. See the complete list below.
Several farms are offering demonstrations and hands-on activities, check all participating farms below:
Appleton Creamery is celebrating their 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee with a whole day of activities: hands-on milking demonstrations at noon and 1pm and a mozzarella stretch at 2 pm. Try their taste test to see if you can you taste the difference between cow and goat milk. Brazen Baking will be offering their unique line of all-Maine grain sourdough breads and crackers, and Stone Fox Creamery will bring Ice Cream if the weather cooperates.
780 Gurneytown Rd, Appleton, ME • Map & Info here.
Pumpkin Vine Family Farm is offering a day of Dairy Magic for kids and adults alike: discover our goats’ superpowers and have some fun learning how they work their magic. Conjure some milk at 11:30, then use your super sleuthing in a taste test at 12:30. Practice your alchemy between 1 – 2 as we transform cream into butter, then make magic milk potions between 2 – 3 (parental assistance requested). Every visitor receives a superhero badge.
217 Hewett Rd, Somerville • Map & Info Here
Springdale Farm will be opening their self-guided pasture walk for the season. The grass s finally green and growing, which means the milk is flowing – there’s never been a better time to visit your local dairy farms! Our farm store is open 10:00-4:00. We’ll have cheese to taste and meats and cheeses to buy.
165 Birches Rd, Waldo • Map & Info Here
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Midcoast Cheese Trailmidcoastcheesetrail@gmail.com