Featuring Pasture Raised Stress-Free White Dorper Sheep
and "The Happiest Hens in the Helderbergs!"
WHERE TO FIND OUR PRODUCTS
Delmar Farmer Market
The Capital District's most selective Farmers Market.
We are so proud to sell our lamb there to local connoisseurs of high quality slow food. We love preordered lamb and will bring to the market for pickup!
332 Kenwood Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
Honest Weight Food Co-op
Their Food Purchasing policy takes into account moral and ethical production, environmental stewardship, healthy living, and safety. Our farm has been inspected by management.
Home Delivery with a smile!
Home Delivery with a smile. We deliver orders over $100 to your door without a delivery charge.
We believe in social distancing!
Order a gift card and please the lamb-connoisseur
in your life!
Every day we farm with passion! Our animals' happiness and comfort is our number one priority.
We started on a small dusty 5 acre farm in Petaluma, California. One day our roommate at the time, Nia, said that George Lucas had 5 pet sheep that he wanted to find a good home for them. Since we had some spare space and some weeds we thought that they would be a great addition. A few weeks later we were asked if we wanted a "couple" more. A "couple" turned out to be 55 and we were suddenly shepherds. We quickly sought out sheep mentors and began birthing out lambs. I realized that I had an intense love of sheep and... the rest is history!
We moved to New York in 2013 with our sheep to begin farming on a more serious level. This included heavily investing in top Registered Purebred White Dorper Breeding Stock from all over the US and are currently the only Registered White Dorper Breeders in New York. We take great pride in the fact that we brought home First Place in Fall Ewe Lambs at the Big E in 2019. Our first show experience ever... beating out some of the top breeders in the US!
Our 56 acre farm in the Helderberg mountains is over 3 hours away from our beloved ocean,
but provides a more beautiful, grass-filled setting in which to raise our sheep.
Our lush pastures and our Artesian spring provide the perfect nutrients for all of our livestock and a calm, stress-free environment to grow and thrive! Our pastures are now home to over 150 White Dorper sheep and our ewes raise over 100 lambs per year.
In line with our values, we partner with the Natural Resources Conservation Services and also Albany County Soil and Water to conserve our property. This included installing a rotational grazing system, a new well, watering systems, and placing some of our acreage into permanent conservation to provide nesting grounds and a safe habitat for birds and other wildlife.
We are participants in NYSSGHAP (New York State Sheep/ Goat Health Assurance Program) which looks to increase the herd's/flock’s health, productivity, assure food safety, public health, and consumer confidence in animal agriculture, and promote environmental stewardship. We also practice proper SCRAPIE prevention and tagging. We have a dedicated farm vet on call 24/7.
Our farm is also part of the Agricultural Environmental Management in order to protect and enhance our farm's environment while maintaining the viability of agriculture in New York State.
This finally brings us to our New York Grown and Certified Status and we are proud that we are the first sheep farm in New York State to be Grown and Certified!
We were proud and honored to be selected to host host Cornell Cooperative Extension's "Family Farm Day" in September 2019 featuring many educational hands-on events for over 1,100 people in attendance... some traveled as far as New York City and Vermont!
We are also proud to be in New York and to raise premium lamb and eggs!
Hilltown Farm and Artisan Tour, Sept. 15/16, 2018
Berne, NY 12023
Weekly: Appointment via phone or email
Farmer's Market and RoadStands:
Saturdays at Delmar Farmer's Market (Spring/Summer/Fall)
Sundays at the Schenectady Farmer's Market at Proctors
Engel's Acres in Troy, NY