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We had an amazing time at the Common Ground Country Fair and thank you Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) for including us! We loved interacting with brand partners, being neighbors with Organic Valley, and visiting Balfour Farm, Tide Mill Organic Farm, and Maine Milk Mavens. Over the course of three days we handed out 10,000 Stonyfield yogurt samples and spoke with thousands of customers about the importance of supporting local organic dairy farmers. Welcome aboard to the over 500 people who signed our pledge to purchase 1/4th of household dairy products from our brand partners!

Interest signing the pledge yourself? Click here: https://www.saveorganicfamilyfarms.org/
Are you going to the Common Ground Fair? We'll be there alongside brand partners Tide Mill Organic Farm, Balfour Farm, and more!
In the White River Junction, VT area on Friday? Stop in at the Upper Valley Food Coop and sample some Balfour Farm cheese and learn about how are helping to raise awareness on how your purchases make a difference in saving regional dairy farms! Thanks to Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership and the many Retail and Producer Partners. (Fri. Sept. 2nd, 11-2 p.m.)
A huge thank you to Balfour Farm and Wicked Wines & Great Beers and all who joined us this evening for Wine & Cheese tasting!
🍷🧀 Join us TONIGHT at Wild Grace Farm for a FREE wine & cheese tasting!

Thursday (July 28th) from 4-6 PM in the Farm Stand.

Justin from Wicked Wines & Great Beers will be pouring 6 wines. 🍷 See comments for the wine tasting list.

Balfour Farm will also be tasting their Gouda and Torrin cheeses. 🧀

🔸Weekly Sandwich Special🔸 Honey-balsamic roasted beets with sautéed onion, beet greens & Bevre cheese from Balfour Farm 🍯 🥬 🧅
Happy 🍷🧀 Join us at Wild Grace Farm for a FREE wine & cheese tasting this Thursday (July 28th) from 4-6 PM.

Here’s the 6 featured wines from Wicked Wines & Great Beers we’ll be tasting.

Balfour Farm will also be tasting their Gouda and Torrin cheeses. 🧀

Maine Open Farm Day is the perfect time to visit the amazing folks at Balfour Farm and Tiny Acres Farm! https://www.balfourfarmdairy.com/events/2022/5/5/open-farm-day-2022
Our brand partners Nezinscot Farm Store and Balfour Farm are participating! Come learn, meet cute cows, and support local agriculture!
Maine Open Farm Day is this Sunday, July 24th! Check out our friends at Balfour Farm, Nubik Ranch , LLC, Smiling Hill Farm and many more! For more info and to see the full lineup of participants, go to Real Maine
WEEKEND UPDATE // new cider release • fresh draft beers • more cheese!

Lots of fun things coming this weekend - including a new cider release (more details tomorrow), additions to our charcuterie menu, and freshly tapped guest beers!

Two new cheeses from Balfour Farm join our charcuterie menu - Torrin a tomme-style cheese, and Bloomfield a brie-style ash cheese. This organic dairy farm produces some magical cheeses on their off-grid solar powered farm. Each very distinct and flavorful. Add these to your charcuterie board or your picnic.

Follow the link below for our updated menu:
https://www.absolemcider.com/visit

New Guest Beers:
- Little Whaleboat (IPA) by Maine Beer Company
- Precept (Pils) by Bissell Brothers

Hours:
- Friday (4-9PM)
- Saturday (12-9PM)
- Sunday (12-8PM)

Look at this new addition to the herd of Real Maine member, Balfour Farm! A nice reminder that even as the calendar turns from Maine Dairy Month, there will always be something happening every day, year-round, across Maine's dairy farms, and businesses.

Discover more every month with DrinkMaineMilk.org and The Maine Cheese Guild, and RealMaine.com

“After this sandwich, I’m putting honey on literally everything”

Photo credit: Glorious Curiosity

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FROM OUR PANINI MENU 🍯🍎
▪️Apple, Cheddar, Honey - $8
With Balfour Farm cheddar and Swan's Honey
Say Cheese! 🧀🧀
We are celebrating National Cheese Day by pairing six delicious cheeses with their own historic house styles! 🧀🏠 Which cheese/house pairing is your favorite? Let us know in the comments! ⬇️

The Boody Johnson House
🧀 Fresh Chèvre from Fuzzy Udder Creamery in Whitefield
🏠 A Gothic Revival in Brunswick, winner of the 2020 Honor Awards

The Goddard House
🧀 Nomad, an earthy, butter, Taleggio-style, washed-rind cheese from Crooked Face Creamery
🏠 An Italianate in Bridgton, featured on our 2013 list of Maine's Most Endangered Historic Places

The Prince-Drowne House
🧀 Spring Day Blues, a savory, earthy blue from Spring Day Creamery in Durham. This cheese won second place at the American Cheese Society Competition in 2011.
🏠 A Georgian in Cumberland, a winner of the 2018 Honor Awards.

Jonathan Eddy House
🧀 Rockweed, a bloomy rind (brie-style) cheese with a layer of dried seaweed in the center, from Lakin's Gorges Cheese in Waldoboro. This cheese won Gold for Best of Class at the 2022 World Championship Cheese contest in Wisconsin.
🏠 A Second Empire in Bangor, featured on our 2015 list of Maine's Most Endangered Historic Places.

The Henry Tallman House
🧀 Brined Feta from Balfour Farm, a certified organic farmstead creamery in Pittsfield.
🏠 A Greek Revival in Bath, featured on our 2019 list of Maine's Most Endangered Historic Places.

The Kavanagh House
🧀 City of Ships, a nutty, snackable, Alpine-style cheese with cheddar notes from Hahn's End in Phippsburg—one of Maine’s oldest cheesemakers
🏠 A Federal in Newcastle, currently undergoing a full rehabilitation!

Thanks to culture magazine: the word on cheese for selecting our cheeses!
The Maine Cheese Guild

OPEN today 10-6

Quick and easy Pasta Salad:

Cook and cool pasta shells, toss with Pecorino Romano Oregano dressing (Italian vinaigrette)
Then choose your own adventure!!
We offer many different types of meats and cheeses to cube, slice or grate - make it fun with candied jalapenos! 🤷🏻‍♀️ So many options!!

Then add your favorite veggies (cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, broccoli, olives, etc) and it's ready to go! 🍽️


Amolitta Pasta
Pineland Farms
Silvery Moon Creamery at Smiling Hill Farm
Balfour Farm
Olde Haven Farm

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Enjoy an Apple Cheddar Honey Panini -
With Balfour Farm cheddar and Swan's Honey 🍎🧀🍯

All Paninis served on your choice of multigrain, white, or gluten-free bread & come with a side salad or fresh fruit
🥗🍓🫐🍉🍒

Serving breakfast and lunch all day: 8-5 Wednesday thru Sunday

Full Menu: wildgracefarm.com/cafe-menu

Off the grid Certified Organic dairy farm and farmstead creamery- fresh and aged cheeses and yogurts

Certified Organic dairy farm and farmstead creamery- our new farm store, The Little Cheese Shop, features Maine cheeses, beer, wine, cider mead, and more!

12/03/2022

The cheese sleigh is on its way!
Doug is well stocked with cheese, pork eggs and some yogurt

11/29/2022

We are heading back inside! Beginning 12/3/2022 you can find a great assortment of vendors once again at the Stevens Square Community Center at 631 Stevens Avenue in Portland!

We will be there Every Saturday from 9 am - 1pm throughout the winter (closed 12/24/2022)

Come by to stock up on veggies, meats, dairy, dry beans, grains, fresh greens, eggs, bread and more!

Please plan on making the Portland Winter Market part of your weekly shopping experience!

11/24/2022

Counting our blessings today. We hope you have all had a restful and fulfilling day with family and friends🍁

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 11/23/2022

🦃 Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Time to pick up all your last minute provisions!
We will be at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market today 8 am to 1 pm.
We are well stocked with
🧀 cheeses,
yogurt,
🥛 buttermilk
🐖 pork: bacon, sausages, chops, ribs
🥚 eggs- lots of eggs!
Cheese gift boxes 🧀🧀 🎁

This is the last outdoor market of the season - starting December 3, Portland Winter Market begins 9am to 1 pm at 631 Stevens Ave
There is no market on Sat Nov 26.

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 11/19/2022

Do you have a busy week ahead?
Have you been searching for a unique hostess gift?
We can make your gift giving quick and easy.

The party starts when the cheese arrives!

Available at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market weekly through the holidays:
Balfour Farm gift box of cheese: two aged cheeses, a fresh spread and a ripened cheese. Great for enjoying with your friends and family!

11/18/2022
11/16/2022

Calling it a day and heading home folks. Doug will be back at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market on Saturday.

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 11/15/2022

It’s hoof trimming day! Beverly here seems less than impressed with the whole process, but the cows always saunter off with a little spring in their step!
We will be at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market tomorrow, with loads of cheese, eggs, pork and YOGURT! It is time to start stocking up for the holidays. There are only 3 regular markets left until we switch to once weekly winter market schedule.

11/12/2022

It’s ok to be different… unless you are a wheel of cheese! 🧀. Gonna try to straighten this one out during the second pressing!

11/11/2022

Doug will be at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market tomorrow- 8 am to 1 pm. Lots of pork, cheese and eggs. Tiny Acres Farm will be with us with lots of tasty veggies too!

11/11/2022

It will be a wild day, but we will be there! Just look for us in the Marketplace! Heart of Ellsworth

Limiting antibiotics for cows may create a new dairy market 11/10/2022

Limiting antibiotics for cows may create a new dairy market

Concerned about antibiotic use in animal production? Look for U.S. Department of Agriculture certified organic milk products! Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is the local inspector that ensures producers are following the rules and provides high confidence for consumers for truth in labeling.

There already exists a federally managed program that reduces antibiotic use to 0% in production- it’s called the NOP. National Organic Plan. It covers all animal agriculture as well as vegetable production, food processing etc. Why create another program with overhead costs?

Limiting antibiotics for cows may create a new dairy market ITHACA, N.Y. -- Consumers would be willing to buy milk from cows only treated with antibiotics when medically necessary – as long as the price...

11/09/2022

Food morning Folks! We are working on the farm today, so we will not be at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market. We will see you on Saturday!
You can also catch us at the Heart of Ellsworth’s Cider and Cheese Festival!

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 11/05/2022

There are very few perks to being up at 2-3 in the morning. It’s all about the stars!
Catch Doug at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market today 8-1pm!
He pick up our meats from the butcher yesterday, so he is well stocked for pork!
Lots of eggs and cheeses too!
We will not be at market on Wednesday 11/9, so stop and see him today 💫

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 11/04/2022

Life on the farm this morning- contractors- concrete and mason, grain delivery( thank you custom grains), Jack is milking, Olivia is making cheese, Doug is meeting with contractors, cutting firewood, and hopefully picking up our pork from the butcher. Heather is off the farm all day to attend a hands on sanitation class at the University of Maine.

10/28/2022

Oh, hello there! It’s nice to see you again! Torrin Tomme is back at market tomorrow! It’s the last market of October- next week, the Portland Maine Farmers' Market will begin at 8am- an hour later than usual!
Doug will also have all the other cheeses, yogurts, pork, and eggs.

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 10/27/2022

When Mother Nature hands you a beautiful day like this, ☀️

10/26/2022

We will not be at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market tomorrow. We will see you on Saturday!

Farm jobs, one more done! Last week we set a concrete pad for composting behind the barn- no more muddy space!

Next up is firewood!

10/23/2022

We are slowly checking off things on the fall ‘To-Do list’. Here’s a bowl of chicken soup that was 3 months in the making- we processed our chickens on Friday. There are two pressure cookers of canned chicken on the stove now, and about 30-40 more lbs that still need to be done over the next couple days.
Doug gathered up the firewood logs today, so now there is a giant pile in the drive way. That’s what he’ll be working on the next couple days.

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 10/21/2022

There are some rainy days ahead this week- corn chowder with Balfour Farm bacon is just the dish to make you feel warm and cozy.
Pick up some bacon tomorrow from Doug at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market. We are in the park until Nov 23, Sat and Wed. In November, market is opening at 8 am to avoid the cold early morning temps for all the veggies.

Yes, Olivia made yogurt this week! We will also have Buttermilk, eggs and cheeses!!

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 10/19/2022

We are going to miss the Portland Maine Farmers' Market tomorrow! Too many things on the ’ Do in the fall to get ready for winter’ list, and the days are flying by! Doug is going to run up to the butcher tomorrow - they called and the pork is ready! We will be all restocked- so see you all on Saturday!

10/16/2022

Catch us at Great Maine Apple Day today! Noon to 4 pm

https://www.mofga.org/trainings/annual-events/great-maine-apple-day/

10/14/2022

In honor of National Cheese Curd Day, we had poutine, roasted squash and Balfour Farm garlic sausage for dinner tonight! We are well stocked with sausage at the tomorrow, also eggs and cheese!

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 10/12/2022

We were off last week for some R&R- but we are coming back to the Portland Maine Farmers' Market today with lots of cheeses, meats and eggs!
Doug has been busy since we returned home, working in the drainage for the additiona- ready for concrete!

Maine Cheese Guild – Serving the interest of cheese-makers and cheese lovers in Maine and beyond 10/08/2022

Maine Cheese Guild – Serving the interest of cheese-makers and cheese lovers in Maine and beyond

Balfour Farm isn’t participating this year, but there is lots to see across the state!

Maine Cheese Guild – Serving the interest of cheese-makers and cheese lovers in Maine and beyond We all know that farming and life in general can be very stressful. With the recent news of yet another member of our farming and cheese making family passing as a result of taking their own life, we want to offer the resources below as a starting place for those in need. If you or someone you know....

09/28/2022

Find us at the Portland Maine Farmers' Market until 1 pm today- lots of eggs, cheeses, pork sausages, chops, bacon, and yogurts.
We will not be at market on 10/5- your farmers have scheduled some R&R!

09/25/2022

Are you a market vendor looking for a spot this winter? We have openings for a few Temporary Winter Market vendors for the upcoming 2022/2023 season.

These are Temporary spots for this winter only with no voting rights. The Winter Market is held every Saturday from 9 to 1 at the Stevens Square Community Center. If interested please read through the Market Rules and Bylaws, if your farm qualifies send in an application. Find the application here https://www.portlandmainefarmersmarket.org/becomeavendor

Applications are due by the last day of September!

Balfour Farm on Instagram: "Day one of the Common Ground Country Fair was a wowzer! We are hitting the road for day #2! Lots of wind and sun expected today- dress warm if you are planning on attending! We are NOT at the Portland Farmer Market... 09/24/2022

Balfour Farm on Instagram: "Day one of the Common Ground Country Fair was a wowzer! We are hitting the road for day #2! Lots of wind and sun expected today- dress warm if you are planning on attending! We are NOT at the Portland Farmer Market...

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Balfour Farm on Instagram: "Day one of the Common Ground Country Fair was a wowzer! We are hitting the road for day #2! Lots of wind and sun expected today- dress warm if you are planning on attending! We are NOT at the Portland Farmer Market... Balfour Farm shared a post on Instagram: "Day one of the Common Ground Country Fair was a wowzer! We are hitting the road for day #2! Lots of wind and sun expected today- dress warm if you are planning on attending! We are NOT at the Portland Farmer Market today- we will see you on Wednesday! ...

09/24/2022

We are waiting for you at the Ground Country Fair! Catch us here until Sunday. The WIFInis being spotty- so bring cash for vendors if you can😉

09/23/2022
Photos from Balfour Farm's post 09/22/2022

We waited and waited for the rain to pass before setting up for the Common Ground Country Fair, and we’re blessed with clearing skies and a rainbow. Good omens for a fantastic fair this weekend!
We have been hoarding cheese all summer in anticipation of this event. It is our most favorite time of the year, and we have missed it so much!! We are looking forward to spreading the love of Maine cheese to all 60,000+ people that attend, visiting with farmer friends we haven’t seen in ages, and just feeling like a normal year.
We will not be at the Portland Farmers market on Saturday- you can find us at the fair in the Rose Gate Farmers Market Fri, Sat and Sun.

09/20/2022

Heather is bringing the big truck to the Portland Maine Farmers' Market tomorrow- it'll be stocked up with cheeses, meats, eggs and yogurts. We will NOT be at market on Saturday! You can find us at the Common Ground Country Fair Fri, Sat, & Sun.

Photos from Balfour Farm's post 09/18/2022

A diversion for a rainy afternoon- we took Lou Brown and Brown on a ride up to Monson and visited with our friends Tim and Joy for a bit at their Turning Page Farm. They have a really great little goat farm and brewery experience. We had some farm raised sausage sandwiches and fresh beer while we chatted about farm stuff and admired their Golden Guernsey Goats.
On our way to Turning Page, we stumbled across a very new dairy- Dairy Farm. They make raw butter and bottle raw milk from their 8 Jersey cows. Kyle was kind enough to stop and chat with us for a bit. He’s an enthusiastic young man and has set up a beautiful small scale dairy.

09/16/2022

Yogurt is back at market this week!!!

09/16/2022

This is is what happens when you send the farmer to get stamps...

09/16/2022

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461 Webb Road
Pittsfield, ME
04967

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Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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