The Noon Family Sheep Farm
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Noon Farm Profile
The Noon Family Sheep Farm is certified organic by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Certification Services LLC. We winter 40-50 ewes and 15-20 replacement ewe lambs and have been raising sheep since 1970. Our original sheep were Columbias purchased indirectly from the UVM flock dispersal. This flock is descendent from the foundation Columbia flock developed by Daniel Webster. Since that time the flock has evolved into a commercial mix of Columbia-Rambouillet-Leicester-Suffolk, etc. bloodlines including colored and white wooled brood ewes.
Organic raw spinner's wool fleeces are available. There is quite a variation of types and colors. All fleeces are skirted and picked and quite clean, though not blanketed. Call or write for samples. Pictures will be available soon.
We direct market value added organic and natural lamb at select fairs and festivals through our lamb barbecue food booth. We also sell hay, and mail order organic fleeces, natural wool yarn, and sheepskins. Frozen Lamb sausage and other cuts are usually available at the farm.
Most of the year this is a part-time operation, the exception being at the fairs, during lambing, and during haying season.
We own ~75-80 acres that we purchased in 1974 and lease an additional 30 acres of hay land. We have about 8.5 acres of pasture, and about 15 acres of our own hay land that we rotate the sheep onto after haying. Our fencing is mostly electric, permanent and portable. The sheep harvest most of the second and third crop of hay directly. The balance of our farm is in managed forest and wetland. Some of the 30 acres of hay leased from neighbors is sold in the field to support machinery, labor, and operating costs.
December 16, 2009 we sold our development rights on the farm through the Farmland percentage of "Land for Maines Future" program and the Federal USDA "Farm and Ranch Protection Program". The easement was made possible by and transferred to the Three Rivers Land Trust" www.3rlt.org
Thank you to everyone who helped in this project to protect our prime farmland soils for farming forever!
Products for Sale at the Farm
PLEASE CALL or EMAIL for availability, an appointmrent or prices
Frozen Organic and Natural Lamb Usually Available
Lamb Chops, Sausage, Ground, organ meats and Legs
all meat is USDA inspected
Hand Knit Mainiac Hats
Washable Sheep Skins - white and colored
Organic White and Colored Fleeces
Natural Wool Yarn
Organic Hay in the field (summer)
All Natural Gray 2ply Yarn --------------Tweed 2ply Yarn
Our yarns are 100% from our own sheep and not dyed
3ply white or Ragg 570 yards/pound---$8.00/4 oz. skein
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