From Mid May-December, pull up any weekend Fri-Sun 10-6 to look at the herd Over the fence and shop in our self serve farm store.
**Please note, The Farm will be closed for a small Sunday Wedding on June 11th.
SELF SERVE CHEESE SHOP OPEN FRIDAY-SUNDAY 10-6 Mid May-December Our last official Goat kid snuggling hours will be this Sat. May 13th from 1-3. Then we transition to the cheese season! Starting on May 19th please feel free to drive up on weekends to shop in the self serve shop and to look at the goats over the fence. Please note, we want to keep the farm open to visitors, but can only do so if people do their best to visit during posted hours so that we still have time to make cheese and take care of the animals.
APRIL-MAY KID VISITING
Can’t make it in person? Check out all the action on the 24/7 SUNFLOWER FARM BARN CAM on our website from April-July!
Visitors of all ages are welcome! So far our oldest visitor was 99!
Planning to visit the Kids During Our Spring Open Farm Hours?
Visiting goat kids in the spring is free, but donations to the farm are welcome and used to support our no cull farming approach, barn cam and visiting hours. Please talk to your kids about these important expectations before your visit so that they have the best time at the farm possible and we can continue to invite visitors.
•Do not open any gates or go into any pens unless you are greeted by a member of the Hall family. •Please park only on one side of road and driveway so that neighbors can get through. We are up Harmon Way to the left, the road beyond the fork is private. •If you decide to take little ones into the goat yard, we have one goat named Greta who occasionally headbutts little kids. She looks like a zebra and is just a little shy, so if kids can keep an eye on her and treat her extra kindly that would be great •Goats have no top teeth, but sharp molars, so avoid putting your hands in the goat's mouths.
•We ask anyone in the pasture to walk super slowly and take a seat to visit goats that approach you. Many of them are due to kid and we want to be sure they are not stressed out by anyone chasing them.
•Please leave all dogs at home. They are goat's biggest predator and even small ones can scare the herd.
•For the safety of our herd, please do not enter pens with boots or shoes that have been to another farm. •There seems to be a growing number of ticks in Maine, please check yourself for any ticks after sitting in the field (just in case). •A growing number of people have been arriving each spring to snuggle the babies which we love, but to keep it from getting too nutty in the barn, we encourage each person to take one turn holding a kid each visit and then to head out to see the bigger goats so there is plenty of room in the barn for people waiting a turn.
THANKS, HAPPY SPRING and see you soon!