Locally processed, with a wide variety of natural and dyed colours


A working sheep farm with about 200 sheep

Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop

 Welcome to the Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop web site. Our farm is located just off the Sunrise Trail (Route 6), along the beautiful Northumberland Shore in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada. We have a working sheep farm with about 200 sheep. Our sheep are mainly Dorset crosses which produce a beautiful soft fleece which we use in many of our products available on the farm. We have a small flock of purebred Suffolk sheep with strong Brittish bloodlines . You may recognize the familiar black face along with a short stocky frame which helps produce great lambs for meat or for crossing with other breeds.

** SHEARING DAY*** Happening Sunday July 24, 10- 3. It is part of River John Festival Days. We will be shearing our sheep all day, there will be spinning, felting and knitting demonstrations, wool crafts to try and special guest author Sheree Fitch will be reading from her book " Polly MacCauley's Finest Divinest Wooliest Gift of All". And Polly MacCauley will be here spinning her wool!! It is going to be a wooly fun day!!!!


The Shop is open daily 10 - 4.

Visitor Barn is now open during shop hours. Come and see some sheep and their young lambs.

Masks are optional.Hand sanitation at entrance and exits.

If you prefer porch pick up, please call ahead or shop from the website

Our website is open all of the time and we will be gradually replenishing our stock, so keep checking back for updates. If you would prefer to make an order by phone please contact us.



We are at the Lunenburg Farmers market about once a month, usually the last Thursday of the month. Watch our facebook and Instagram posts for exact dates.We will be returning to the New Glasgow Farmers market on an occassional basis beginning May 21. At the present time we have no plans to return to the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market or the Alderney landing Market.





Visit Our Farm

****Spring /Summer  2022****

We are happy to announce our barn will be open for visitors this summer during regular shop hours ( 10 -4 daily)Official opening date is May 21.There will be sheep and lambs to see along with a display about wool. Chickens will be in their encloseure for you to watch and the shaggy Highland cows can sometimes be spotted in the pastures.

We are happy to share that River John Festival Days will be happening this summer , July 23 - 30. Our annual Festival day which we are calling "Shearing Day" will be on Sunday July 24, and although it will be a different version of what we used to do we have some new ideas planned, more details coming soon!!!


We have a working sheep farm with about 200 sheep. Our sheep are mainly Dorset crosses which produce a beautiful soft fleece.  In 2021 we purchased John MacDonnells' flock of Suffolk sheep. You will see their black faces and sturdy stocky frames which are good for for producing good meat lambs. the We also have a small herd of shaggy Scottish Highland cows which can be seen grazing in the fields.


Lismore Sheep Farm

1389 Louisville Road, River John, B0K 1N0, Nova Scotia, Canada

+1 (902) 351 2594 
+1 (902) 351 2889


Shop Hours

Shop opens May 1 2022 and is open daily 10 -4. Visitor Barn is open May 21 - Oct 8 during regular shop hours.


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