Market Focus : WoodsEdge Farms
WoodsEdge Wools Farm began with an ambition to create things of beauty and excellence. Seeking materials to make her dream a reality, Linda Berry Walker looked for a specific feel, color and design for her unique products, but found none to her liking. It was clear she needed to do everything herself from scratch. It was journey that took her down paths she never envisioned, accumulating technical knowledge of processing wool, breeding, and exhaustive design work. Hard work, but in it Linda found expression of her calling and the rewards of seeing her artistic vision available to others.
Over the course of 37 years, WoodsEdge Wools Farm has grown into one of the largest herds of suri llamas in the world; representing a wide diversity of genetic lines. They are also the first alpaca breeding farm in the state of New Jersey. The farm produces a highly diversified line of products including socks, rugs to hats, including meat — both beef and yak — which they now sell at our market! There is an apprenticeship program for sustainable farming.
Linda’s son Brett now runs the farm. It is run in a sustainable way and on preserved farmland. Located in Stockton, NJ, the public can visit the farm to take tours, bicycle the Llama Loop, see the llamas, alpacas and yaks; or buy a variety of quality items from their farm store.
We are lucky to have had WoodsEdge Wools selling at our Farmers’ Market for many years. Pick up their unique products along with your produce this week!