This is local, farm fresh goodness where everything we produce and make is done with our own hands right here at Irish Hills Farm. Whether it’s our naturally raised, free range lamb and goat or our duck, chicken and goose eggs to jams and baked goods prepared in the rustic farm kitchen. Or traditionally made maple syrup to hand spun wools and sheepskins; it’s done by hand, unique, local and real.
At Irish Hills Farm we raise our sheep and goats free ranging, hormone and antibiotic free on pasture that has not been touched by pesticides or fertilizers. The result is a very flavourful, delicious meat that you know is good for you. We grow our own vegetables using no pesticides or fertilizers other than our 100% natural sheep manure. From our natural produce, wild berries & plants and locally purchased goods, we make an assortment of jams, jellies and pickles as well as our renowned, prize winning baked goods….quiches, fruit pies, butter tarts and scones. We also have available eggs from our free range, antibiotic free chickens, geese and ducks. Rachel hand spins the sheep’s wool offering uniquely embellished yarns, all natural wools, Cowichan style sweaters, socks and more. We also offer a variety of exclusive, beautiful sheepskin and goat hide rugs straight from our farm. Being free range and healthy, the hides are thick and luxurious. Old fashioned maple syryp made here at the farm, the traditional way over an open fire gives our syrup a rich, smokey flavour like no other.
We purchased the historic old farmstead in 2005 and have been recognized for our efforts to maintain its history and integrity. We are proud to carry on the tradition, hard work ethic and love for the land. Our lambs and kids are born and raised right here on our farm. The food we eat is grown, produced and made right here. It is important to us not only to eat pure, healthy and naturally grown foods, but to provide it directly to our customers.
In 2012 we were named the first "Homesteaders of the Year" runner up award across North America, by Mother Earth News
In 2011 we were proud to accept the "Leadership in Agriculture" award presented by the County of Peterborough
Rachel is a participant on the "Apsley Autumn Studio Tour" in which she will be displaying and selling her authentic artisan wool products
We have been a part of the "Northumberland and Area Butter Tart Tour" since 2013, known for our excellent butter tarts.
We are happy to share our product and our passion with you.
Tim and Rachel Conlin
Irish Hills Farm, Apsley