A big thank you to all our visitors and to Helderberg Hilltown Association for all their work, support and effort in the 4th Annual Discover the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans' Tour. We had a wonderful turnout both days, despite Saturday's cold rain - 19 brave, wet souls appeared that day. On Sunday, we had about a dozen individuals come just for our on-farm tour of what and how we do what we do on our holistically managed, sustainable operation. We plan to participate yet again next year. THANK YOU
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.