About Blue Pepper Farm
Blue Pepper Farm is a small, human-scale sheep dairy. We make decadent sheep’s milk yogurt from our flock of pastured-raised sheep. We also produce wool products, tanned sheepskins, and tasty grass-fed lamb, and eggs.
You can find our products year-round at Sugar House Creamery's Farm Store in Upper Jay, and straight from our farm in Jay, New York (by appointment). From June to October, you can also find our Blue Pepper Farm products at the Keene Valley and Saranac Lake Farmer's Markets. Our yogurt is distributed throughout NY state via Regional Access to small grocers and natural food stores.
We are certified Animal Welfare Approved. All feed purchased off-farm is certified organic from here in NY. We have high standards for animal welfare and responsible stewardship of our land. The resulting quality of our products is a true testament to the passion we have for producing wholesome food for ourselves and our neighbors.
Our ultimate goal is to produce the highest quality sheep's milk and the most flavorful meats you've ever tasted, and we believe the best way to attain this is to respect the interconnectedness of our soil, our pastures, our animals' health and happiness, and our health and happiness.
Meet the Eatons
We're a family of four, Tyler and Shannon, and our two kids, Wyatt and Shepherd. When we started Blue Pepper Farm, we had two mutts, Blue and Pepper. They are the farm's namesakes. We still have dogs on the farm, Remy who lives with and protects the sheep, and Ed, an Aussie pup learning to be a mountain dog (and part-time sheep herder!).
Shannon left her goat herd manager position at Asgaard Farm in September 2013 to manage the farm. Later, in 2020, Tyler retired from teaching high school environmental science and is now full-time on the farm since we built our creamery.
Blue Pepper Farm (BPF) sits on 156 acres in the Adirondack Mountains, off the northern ridge of the Jay Range. We lease an additional 40 acres for growing hay and pasture. The land we use has been farmed, on and off, for nearly 200 years. Before BPF, the farm hadn’t seen much production since the 1950s. Improving soil and forage quality is an important part of our long-term plan, and we have already seen huge improvements in the pastures, thanks to our dedication to multi-species rotational grazing and nutrient cycling.
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To run a small, human-scale farm that provides healthy and tasty food for all.
To utilize grazing and land management that helps build the health of our land and our family.
To remain ecologically minded in our practices and sourcing of inputs.
To treat our animals and land with the utmost respect.
To remain ever passionate about good food and good farming.
To instill a sense of stewardship in our children so they may impact future generations.