This is Helder~Herdwyck Farm's own, holistically and sustainably raised Herdwick bred lamb, pastured right here in the Helderberg Hilltowns! To our knowledge, we provide not just the only Herdwick bred lamb to the only restaurant serving it, but, definitely we are the only farm producing such unique, rare breed lamb raised sustainably under holistic management practices. Unique, and special, all the way around. Crabtree's Kittle House in Chapaqua, NY is home to Chef, Jay Lippin who is expressing his deliciously creative talents with our meats. To the left is HHF T-bone, served Friday. Below, a slide show of dishes served this weekend. We harvest every possible portion from our animals, and this Chef is an artist at doing so. He is using a Moroccan recipe for cooking the lambs' heads. Lamb's tongue salad can be seen below, and there will be more to follow, I'm sure. So keep an eye out for updates. We are just thrilled with Chef Jay's response to our carefully raised meats and look. We look forward to more delicious dishes as we raise pastured Guniea Fowl and Heritage breeds Hogs and perhaps other meats for his use.
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.