Our farm is open this weekend, September 13 & 14, 2014, 10 - 4 Saturday, 10 - 3 Sunday, and we are offering a discussion and brief educational tour of our holistically managed and sustainable ag operation. come and meet the rare Herdwick cross sheep in our breeding program for the sheep of the future US. Our baby broiler/roasters arrived just in time for the tour! Two weeks old, they are cute as the dickens, these little chickens! Come by to see our wonderful farm fiber products and equipment, order your fresh, mountain grown meats - lamb, pork or poultry - all pastured on the hills and raised naturally and humanely. Bring a picnic lunch, go for a hike, take a bird walk, or just relax amongst the rural wonder here at Helder~Herdwyck Farm. We hope to see you! Spread the word!
Erin Bradt, 6th+ generation farmer, is co-owner with husband Ray and manager here at Helder~Herdwyck Farm. Located in the Helderberg Mountains of upstate New York, Erin also owned and managed The Wren's Nest, a fiber arts supply business she opened in 2002. Selling a variety of fiber arts equipment and supplies, it is being phased into the Farm business. Erin teaches frame loom weaving and punch-needle rug making, as well as spinning. A 2013 graduate of Holistic Management International's Beginning Women Farmers class and 2014 Annie's Project class, Erin oversees the holistic management and sustainable practices of her family farm. Her fondest endeavor is continuing the introduction of Herdwick sheep to the America's. A valuable breed to the future of agriculture.