Dashing Star Farm
Located on the historic Stephen D. Wheeler Farmstead in the heart of Coleman Station Historic District (listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1993), Dashing Star Farm is a family run enterprise. Starting in 1994, we developed our own unique cross breed of sheep (using nine different breeds), selecting for a distinct palette of natural colors and wool characteristics, while still producing a true multi-purpose animal. Our cross breeding practices have resulted in superior fiber quality and tender, juicy, mild prime lamb meat. Our livestock is raised sustainably and humanely, free-ranged on rotated pasture, and supplemented with locally grown whole grains. All forage is organic and priority given to sourcing organic and gmo-free grains for supplements. No growth hormones or antibiotics are fed. We follow guidelines for the EU bio standard.
Products: We market lambs (breeding stock), yarn, roving, batting, and sheepskins. Additional products include handknit scarves, hats, gloves, sweaters, blankets, pillows and layette sets. Also offered are pet futons, wool bed and throw pillows, wool mattress pads, wool duvets, knitting and crocheting patterns, handsewn decorative shams and clothing, tableware, felted wool tech cases, felted wool coasters and trivets, handcrafted woodenware, and toys. Edible farm products include lamb (all standard cuts, plus custom cuts,seven specialty lamb sausages and lamb bacon), herbs, vegetables, fruit, baked goods, and free-range colored eggs from our naturally raised Auracana, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Cuckoo Maran, Ancona, Speckled Sussex, Rose-comb and Single-comb Brown Leghorn and New Hampshire Red Hens and our Toulouse Geese. We also market compost produced from the hay bedding materials from our barns.
Visiting Hours: By Appointment Only
Where to Find our Products: Farmers Markets: Amenia Farmers Market - Route 22 (Fridays 3pm-7pm, May-Oct; Saturdays 10am-2pm, Nov-Apr), Arlington Farmers Market - Vassar College (Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Jun-Oct; 12pm-4pm Nov-May), Cold Spring Farmers Market - Route 9D (Saturdays 8:30am-1:30pm, May-Oct; 9:30am-1:30pm, Nov-Apr), Millerton Farmers Market - Millerton (Saturdays 9am-1pm, May-Oct), Taste NY Farmers Market - Taconic State Parkway (Sundays 2pm-6pm, May-Oct). Retailers: Barb's Butchery (Beacon), Bistro-to-Go (Kingston), Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park), Glynwood (Cold Spring), Historic Huguenot (New Paltz), Irving Farm Coffee Shop (Millerton), Marbled Meat Shop (Cold Spring), Monte's Health Nut Hut (Amenia), Sawkille Co (Rhinebeck), Taste NY at Todd Hill (LaGrangeville). Restaurants: Blanca (Brooklyn), L'Express Bistro (Poughkeepsie), Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz), Monte's Local Kitchen and Taproom (Amenia), Nick-L-Inn (Poughkeepsie), Rivertown Lodge (Hudson), Roberta's Pizza (Brooklyn), Panzur (Tivoli), Yono (Albany). Online: americanmadegifts.com, www.dashingstarfarm.com. Wholesale: Farms2Tables via app, Dashing Star Farm phone or email orders (contact info on website). Festivals: Chancellor's Sheep and Wool Showcase (Mid-April, Clermont), Country Living Fair (1st weekend in june, Rhinebeck), NYS Sheep & Wool Festival (3rd weekend in October, Rhinebeck).
Wholesale Information: Delivery Charge based on order total. Delivery Radius: 20 miles, negotiable