NOVA SCOTIAN WOOL

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

RIVER JOHN, N.S.

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.

 Hours

The Shop and Visitor Barn are open every day 10 -4. The shop has a wide selection of our wool and sheepskin products. We also carry some locally made products including Sara Bonnyman's pottery mugs, goats milk soap. felted pictures and other pieces . Local foods include produce in season , honey, coffee, Mrs. MacGregor's Shortbread, Knoydart Cheese, Noggins Sparkling Cider

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 use Canada Post for shipping but if you prefer you may pick up your order at on one the Farmers Markets we attend or directly from our shop on the farm.

LlSMORE LAMB

We now have whole or half lambs ( cut up) available in the shop. We will also have a limited number of individual cuts including leg and shoulder roasts, chops, ground, ribs and shanks . We are well stocked with lamb sausages. Contact us to place an order or for more information.

All of our sheep and lambs are humanely raised . They enjoy being outside grazing and breathing the salty air in the pasture overlooking the Northumberland Strait from early spring to late fall. The sheep and lambs are on a rotating grazing system so they are always being moved to fresh grass.

 

Markets

We will be attending the Lunenburg Farmers Market every other week for rest of the year.

Our next few trips to Lunenburg will be Thursday May 23rd and June 6th . We will have some lamb!!!

We will be at the Halifax Seaport Market once a month with our next date Sat. June 8th.

We will not be at the New Glasgow Farmers Market until later in the year.

We will be bringing our lamb to the Lunenburg market. This will include sausages, ground, chops, and roasts. It will all be frozen. If you are interested in purchasing lamb at the market let us know in advance and we will be sure to save some for you.

Please let us know in advance if there are any of our wool or sheepskin products you would like us to bring along to markets.

 

 

 

 

Visit Our Farm

****Spring /Summer  2024****

We are happy to announce our barn is now open for visitors t during regular shop hours ( 10 -4 daily)There will be sheep and lambs to see along with a display about wool. Chickens will be in their enclosure for you to watch.

We are happy to share that River John Festival Days will be happening this summer , July 19- 27th. Our annual Festival day which we are calling "Shearing Day" will be on Sunday July 21 .

Hope you can visit us!

MEET OUR ANIMALS

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.

Location

Lismore Sheep Farm

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

+1 (902) 351 2594 
+1 (902) 351 2889

info@lismoresheepfarmwoolshop.com

 

Shop Hours

For the winter months we are open by appointment only so please call( 902 351 2594 or 902 351 2889 ) or e mail to arrange a convenient time.

 

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