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Sheep Shares Yarn Farm & Fiber CSA 2015

2015 Sheep Shares SOLD OUT

Join me and my flock for a year-long adventure in yarn farming!

Sheep Shares is our farm’s yarn CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).

We grow wool for knitters who care deeply about the origin of their fibers, who want a personal connection with the flock that provide the fiber and who are passionate about sustaining small-scale, independent farms. All of the wool in my yarn comes from Cormo and Cormo-Cross bred sheep we raise on our farm in western Massachusetts. Precious and limited, our yearly wool clip reflects a year’s work in meticulously caring for our herd and growing wool – our principal farm product.

Sheep Shares members receive farm-fresh skeins from my flock to your mailbox. You can choose to receive Spring Shares (shipped in June), Fall Shares (shipped in November) or both Spring and Fall Shares for a year’s worth of farm yarns.

Natural or Dyed? When you sign up you can elect to receive either dyed yarn shares or yarn in the un-dyed, natural color of the fiber. It’s possible to choose natural for one season and dyed for the other. If you chose dyed yarns, you will receive an email showing the colors available just prior to shipping, so you can plan your projects accordingly and order more yarn if you need it.

Special Farm Events for Sheep Shares members and their guests. We host three special events in the course of the year open only to our Sheep Shares CSA members and their guests: Shearing Day in April, Strolling of the Lambs in June, and Fiber, Foliage & Friends Open Farm day in early October.

Farm Update Emails throughout the year keep Sheep Shares members informed about farm life and upcoming events.

Limited Edition Yarns – Sheep Shares members receive first notice of any small-batch limited edition yarns we may run at other times in the year. Sometimes we feature a ribbon winning fleece or a unique blend in small quantities. You’ll be the first to know.

What about fiber? For the first time, we are not offering a hand-spinning option. This does not mean we will not have spinning fiber available. When we have fiber on hand after a yarn run, Sheep Shares members will have first notice of the fiber on hand.

Gifting Sheep Shares – A Sheep Shares membership makes a lovely gift for special knitters in your life. If you’re purchasing a membership for another person, please be sure to include the name, address and email address for the recipient as well as your own contact info and form of payment. I can send you a gift card to present.

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Farm Yarn Shares for 2015

Spring Share
Cormo Flock Sock
90% Cormo wool 10% Bombyx Silk
220 yards (approx. 2.2 oz) skeins
3-ply, fingering weight , 8 sts/inch US2

Fall Share

Cormo Classic
100% Farm-raised Cormo Wool
approx. 250 yard/ 4 oz skeins
3-ply, worsted weight
4.75 sts/inch US8

The Knitty-Gritty Details

Above programs are payable in full in advance of first shipments via PayPal, personal check, mastercard or visa.

Membership cannot be guaranteed until payment in full has been received.

Above prices include postage via Priority Mail to contiguous U.S.; we reserve the right to add a postage surcharge if U.S. postal rates change drastically in the coming year. You will be notified if an adjustment needs to be made for postal increase. For Canada residents, add $10 (first class mail). For other countries, please inquire for additional postal rates.

If you withdraw from the CSA in the course of the year for any reason, refunds will be made for any unshipped shares, less a $15 processing fee.

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