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Lavonne 

A good friend of mine is starting a Yarn CSA and I wanted to let all of you know about it. I have to say, I am lucky enough to have some of LaVonne batting and it is amazingly soft. I also am knitting a cowl right now with her yarn and really am loving it xoxoxo

Serenity Sheep Farm is located in Montana and run by LaVonne Stucky with  the help of her husband, Chris. She raises Shetland and Shetland Romney X  sheep on 40 acres that was part of the original 160 acre homestead that her husband's grandfather homesteaded.  With the downturn in the economy, she and her husband have had to come up with innovative ways for the farm to help make more of their living.  LaVonne has come up with a Yarn CSA. That  stands for community supported agriculture and with the Internet, the entire world had
become a community! 


Typical CSAs are run as farm gardens. You buy into the garden and then receive a share of the bounty.  In LaVonne's case, you buy into the flock and receive yarn in return!  She has a wool mill just 7 miles from her home and will take the wool there to be processed into yarn. The mill  is certified organic and uses solar power to heat the water. This is some very soft wool too! You won't be disappointed!


Check out her blog and sign up for her giveaway!!

Her CSA and other fun things are available in her etsy shop.

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Anne Marie

well, nice to meet you.
I own and operate an organic vegetable CSA for friends and family, and think it's great that more people are becoming aware of the need to support your local farmer...whether it is for wool, milk, veggies, or grains....
nice post and thank you for sharing!!
(no pun intended :)

Gretchen Graehl

how wonderful! i am going to check this out. (there is nothing better than soft wool...)

Laura

I love this idea! What a wonderful way to support a small business & get a connection to the source of your yarn. Thank you.

Cami @ Heart-Shaped Rock Cottage

How very cool! Right up my alley!

Cathy Santarsiero

Don't you just love LaVonne? :)

Rosemary

Very interesting, I have never heard about this before.
Thanks,
Rosemary

Marilyn

Whar a clever, creative way to sell her yarn and wool. Thanks!

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