Grass fed lamb, Raw Fleeces, Handspun Yarn, Woven Shawls, Knitted Scarves, Pelts|
Hedgeapple Farm is a family owned business started by Scott and Lorraine Bailey in 2006. We specialize in pasture raised Icelandic sheep and Icelandic crosses for lamb, fleeces and pelts. We selected Icelandics because of their ability to thrive on grass alone as well as the quality of their fleeces which are desired by hand spinners. We acquired our first four purebred Icelandics in Minnesota and have grown our flock since then from our own offspring supplemented by a few more Icelandics from breeders in Montana, Missouri and Illinois. With an abundance of fiber available, Lorraine has become a proficient knitter and has also mastered the triangle loom on which she weaves shawls of her own design. In addition to lamb meat we're also able to offer a variety of one of a kind knitted and woven items as well as raw fleeces. You'll find Lorraine's items at Hedgeapple Fiber Studio.
Browse through our Products for Sale
Please note that all of our items are simply lamb and beef with the exception of our lamb sausage, lamb brats and lamb jerkey. The ingredients for each of those items are noted in the individual product listings.
Practices (our standards for raising or making our products)
We believe that we are what we eat. For this reason we are very careful about our livestock's diet. Knowing that ruminents health will quickly decline when consuming grain unless supplemented with antibiotics we have elected to raise our lamb on forage, hay and mother's milk. The only other addition to their diet is free choice salt and minerals. We also believe that our lambs are healthier as a result of grazing with their mothers far longer than lambs raised on feedlots where lambs are weaned as soon as possible. Grass fed lamb is a nutritious, lean meat when compared to grain finished, providing higher Omega 3's and CLA.
Highlights this Month
Check out our offerings this month. We've added new products and returned others that we'd previously run out of.