Welcome to Riverslea Farm
Riverslea Farm Fiber Camp August 4-8
Fiber Artists ages 8-11 are invited to enroll in Fiber Camp! Learn about natural fiber, carding, and spinning. Make a drop spindle and a loom. Try your hand at needle and wet felting, and even hand dying. Meet the sheep! Download the Fiber Camp flyer for more information and details on how to register.
Save the Date – Seacoast Fiber Fest at Riverslea Farm
Sunday, August 10th, 2014 – from 10am to 2pm
About Riverslea Farm
Owned and operated by Jeff and Liz Conrad since 1991. We are located in Epping, NH, a short distance from the seacoast and about 65 miles north of Boston. We raise sheep and goats for the sale of meat, skins and wool. We sell our naturally raised meat animals directly to the public. Our washable sheepskins and wool products are sold from our farm shop and by mail.
Our 50 Riverslea sheep are primarily a cross of Leicester and Dorset. The Leicesters are good mothers who produce twins, triplets and beautiful wool. The Dorset blood gives us rapid growth and fine-grained meat. Over the years we’ve found that crossbreed vigor gives us a healthy flock and some interesting wool, so you’ll find a sprinkling of other breeds including Tunis, Cheviots and Cotswold.
We began our goat herd with Nubians, who are excellent milk producers, and Alpines, another hardy dairy breed. In 1996, we introduced South African Boer in order to get a meatier animal. Today, we breed our 40 crossbred does exclusively with Boer bucks. This gives us extremely lean and tender meat.
Our farm shop is open daily, noon to 6 pm. We’re closed Wednesdays.
Jeremiah and Nicole Vernon are excited to be partnering with Riverslea Farm owners, Jeff and Liz Conrad, to expand the farm and offer a wider selection of locally grown food. The farm’s new products will be grown following organic guidelines and will include chickens, turkeys and vegetables.
Jeremiah and Nicole currently live in Exeter, NH with their daughter, Magnolia, their dog, Luna, and their two cats, Boyce and Comillas. Nicole grew up in Syracuse, NY and is a Spanish teacher at Exeter High School, where she will continue sharing her passion for Spanish while supporting the farm during vacations and the summer.
Jeremiah is an eighth-generation NH native and grew up in New London on the historic family farm. After college, Jeremiah began working on numerous farms around New England and is now using this partnership to bring his talents and passions for agriculture to the Seacoast area.
Jeff and Liz Conrad
362 North River Rd., Epping NH 03042
Phone: 603 679-2629 E-mail: email@example.com