The Carpenter’s Star Block was sponsored and hosted by Mike Koch and Pablo Solanet at the original Firefly Farms Creamery & Market barn. Mike and Pablo first began their cheese-making adventure here in the mid early 2000s.
From Rt. 495 heading north from Swanton, turn right onto New Germany Road for 2.2 miles. Turn left onto Frank Brenneman Road for 1.4 miles. Turn left at the driveway (sign for 1363), turn left at the “Y” and the barn is ahead on the right. Stop and turn before the barn, as there is no turnaround beyond.
From Rt. 495 heading south from Grantsville, go 8.2 miles then turn left onto Brenneman Road for .2 miles, then bear right at the “Y” onto Frank Brenneman Road for 1.2 miles. Turn right at the driveway (sign for 1363), turn left at the “Y” and the barn is ahead on the right. Stop and turn before the barn, as there is no turnaround beyond.
1363 Frank Brenneman Road
Grantsville, MD 21536
*Though this is a private drive, Mike & Pablo welcome you to drive in to the farm, just please do not drive past the barn, as the only turnaround is in front of the barn.