Located on the historic Stephen D. Wheeler Farmstead in the heart of the Coleman Station Historic District (listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1993), Dashing Star Farm is a family run enterprise. Starting in 1994, we developed our own unique cross breed of sheep (mainly using the English Romney and Border Leicester breeds) with a distinct palette of natural colors and wool characteristics, while still producing a true multi-purpose animal. We have recently introduced a line of pure-bred Coopworth sheep, developed originally in New Zealand, and Finnsheep, known for the tenderest meat. We market lambs, yarn, roving, batting, and sheepskins. Additional products include handknit scarves, hats, sweaters, blankets, felted wool dryer balls and cat toys, wool felt tech cases, and layette sets. Also offered are pet futons, wool bed and throw pillows, knitting and crocheting patterns handsewn decorative shams and clothing, handcrafted woodenware, and toys. We are happy to accommodate your orders for wool mattress pads and custom-sized versions of our sewn and knit items. Edible farm products include lamb, herbs, vegetables, fruit, baked goods, and free-range colored eggs from our naturally raised Auracana, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Ancona, Speckled Sussex, Rose-comb and Single-comb Brown Leghorn and New Hampshire Red Hens and our Toulouse Geese. Our livestock is raised organically, free-ranged on rotated pastures,and supplemented with locally grown whole grains. Our farm is accessible from NYS Rte 44 in NE Dutchess County near the CT border and is adjacent to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Farm visits can be scheduled by appointment. Our farm products have been featured on the menus at Agritourismo, Bar Boulud, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Boqueria Soho, Bouley, Daniel, Flatbush Farm, Jo Doe, Number 9, Roberta's Pizza, Siggy's Good Food, Stissing House, The Tangled Vine, 36 Main, and Vinegar Hill House. We are also proud to offer our products at Silamar Farm, NYS Rte 22, Millerton, NY; the Amenia, NY Farmers Market, NYS Rte 22 (Fridays, 2-6, May - Oct, Saturdays 10 -2, Nov - Dec, first and third Saturdays Jan - Apr); the Millerton, NY Farmers Market, Railroad Plaza, (Saturdays, 9-1, May - Oct, second and fourth Saturdays, 10 -2, Jan - Apr); the Arlington Farmers Market @ Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY (Thursdays, noon - 4pm, Nov - May,in the College Center, 3-7 pm, June- Oct, on the lawn on Raymond Ave.; the Chancellor's Sheep and Wool Showcase at the Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown, NY (mid-April), the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck,NY (third weekend in October); The Country Living Fair at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck,NY (first weekend in June)and at various events in the Hudson Valley throughout the year. Our meat and eggs will soon be available for home delivery in Brooklyn, NY through Good Eggs.
LAMB, CHICKEN & GOOSE EGGS, WOOL PRODUCTS; Humane, Natural, Organic, Pasture-based, & Free-farmed. NATURAL COLORED YARNS; WOOL PILLOWS, DUVET & MATTRESS PADS; WOOL DRYER BALLS; FELTED TECH CASES; SHEEPSKINS; PET FUTONS,& BAKED GOODS are value-added products produced on the farm. CUSTOM VERSIONS OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. Products available at numerous retail and farm markets and by direct phone or email order. Farm visits by appointment.
Millerton Farmer's Market
Railroad Plaza, Millerton, NY
Saturdays 9AM - 1PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Columbus Day weekend, Second & Fourth Saturdays Jan - Apr (INDOORS! @ the North East Community Center)
Amenia Farmers Market
Amenia Town Hall, Route 22, Amenia , NY
Fridays, 2- 6:30 PM May through October
Saturdays, 10 AM - 2 PM (INDOORS!) November through December, First & Third Saturdays Jan - Apr
Arlington Farmers Market @ Vassar College
Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY
Thursdays; 3 - 7 pm, June - October
on the lawn on Raymond Avenue
noon - 4 pm, November - May
INDOORS! @ the College Center, Main Building
Daily 9AM -6PM
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