Apologies to everyone who tried to preorder through our website last week — our website was hacked, and it took Jennifer days to straighten it out.
You can always preorder directly at https://appleton-creamery2020.square.site, send us an email (email@example.com), or just swing by at market. We have plenty of cheese! We appreciate exact change and checks, can take your credit/debit cards, Apple Pay, or invoice you electronically. Please order by 3 p.m. Thursday, so I have time to pack it before evening chores.
Another wild week of weather and mayhem, followed by a wonderful Mother’s Day! We have added additional farm products to our farm stand that all go well with cheese: honey, Half Moon Farm chutney, Turtle Rock Farm jams and pickles, Brazen Baking’s Flatbread Skinnies, Copper Tail Farm cajeta, and Dragon’s Breath Pottery. On the weekends, we will also carry flower bouquets from Ravenswood Farm. The farmstead is open daily, 11-5, sometimes self-serve, but usually someone is around. No crowds! There’s no better way to celebrate American Cheese Month than to hit the Midcoast Cheese Trail (www.midcoastcheesetrail.com) and pick up some amazing artisan cheeses.
We are proud to announce that Appleton Creamery is a recipient of MOFGA/MFT’s Maine Farm Emergency grant. We will use this to begin offering mail order to our distant customers who may not be able to make it to Maine this summer. We will be able to invest in the packing materials, a fulfillment space, and to pay our long-suffering webmaster to develop the ordering page. We would just hate for long time customers to miss the basil chèvre this summer!
We’ve made our first batch of labneh (yogurt cheese) for the season! We specialize in savory yogurt offerings: labneh, no betta feta dip, and tzatziki in season. Everyone makes sweet yogurt, so we like to think a little outside the box with our savory yogurts, with a Middle Eastern flair. We’re going to try to get a batch of No Betta Feta made this week as well! See you at market!