Helder ~ Herdwyck Farm

Helder~Herdwyck Farm is a diversified Holistically managed small family farm practicing sustainable agriculture methods. We use species diversity in our planned intensive rotational pasture plan to eradicate invasive species, heal the land by improving our soil and thereby humanely producing the healthiest food for you. We are the proud owners of the rare Herdwick cross sheep - the 2nd flock in the US and the first one East of the Rockies. Our sheep are the breed of the future, being excellent foragers, able to thrive on grass and browse on things such as brush, leaves, twigs, etc. They are very hardy, being naturally disease and parasite resistant. They are a small, sustainable and manageable in size. They produce an excellent lean meat with an exceptionally mild, unique flavor price by Queen Elizabteth. Once owned by Beatrix Potter, they are know as the "smiling sheep". Their wool is a "dual" coat, consisting of actually 4 fibers - wool, guard hair, kemp and a heterotypic fiber. This fleece enables them to survive winters at 3,000 feet in their native Lake District area in Cumbria, UK. We produce a yarn available nowhere else in the world, perfect for weaving, hooking or punching rugs, or for exceptionally warm outerwear. We also produce fresh, pastured eggs, stew hens, take pre-orders for broilers and delicious heritage pork. Only the best, from Helder~Herdwyck Farm, so, look for the Herdwyck label! We carry fiber art tools and supplies, and homemade soaps. Our farm is open by appointment for purchases and private farm tours, annually as part of the Discover the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans Tour each September. Our fiber and fiber arts supplies are offered annually at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrouds the 3rd weekend of October.

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Listing last updated on Nov 29, 2014

Holistically, humanely and sustainably produced Fresh pastured lamb, mutton, eggs, stew hens; we take pre-orders for pastured broilers and customed raised heritage pork. Unique wool, sheepskin rugs and yarns from our rare Herdwick cross sheep, fiber arts tools and supplies, and handmade soap.



Season:  Year round

Type:  single farm

Since:  2014

# of Shares:  7

Full Share:  $15.00/month for one dozen weekly, $30.00 for 2 dozen weekly.

Work Req?  No


Schedule and Location:


On farm pick up by appointment or hours as posted at farm.




Rare breed Herdwick Lamb sold to Restaurants with highest bid yearly and heritage pork.



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