Local “Farm Yarn” Maker to Sell Yarn, Wool, and Knitting Accessories
New England Farm to Fiber, a local “farm yarn” vendor, is now open at the Boston Public Market (Monday – Saturday, 8am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm), bringing gorgeous, minimally processed, local fibers to the city’s local food market. The yarn seller – occupying 37 square feet located on the wall opposite Levend Bagelry – offers yarn from a wide range of New England farms including Wing and A Prayer Farm, Crooked Fence Farm, and Savage Hart Farm, all from Vermont; Doc Mason’s Wool, from New Hampshire; Greenwood Hill Farm from Massachusetts as well as knitting patterns, knitting kits, notions, and tote bags.
“We are excited to introduce the Boston Public Market community to our beautiful, locally sourced, minimally processed fibers from local farmers throughout New England,” said owner Genevieve Day. “We feel that local sheep make the best wool! Our farmers are passionate about their animals and all of our yarns are from animals bred and raised right here in New England.”
New England Farm to Fiber was founded by Genevieve Day, owner of JP Knit & Stitch, a yarn and fabric shop in Jamaica Plain, and sources “farm yarns” from small, local fiber producers and farms throughout New England. At the Boston Public Market, they will sell yarn from heritage sheep breeds such as Shetland, Cormo, Corriedale, Clun Forest, Merino, Icelandic, and CVM Romeldale along with fiber from Alpacas and Mohair Goats. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
“In addition to our dozens of local food vendors, the Boston Public Market is proud to offer space to several vendors that sell non-edible agricultural products, and New England Farm to Fiber is the perfect example of a vendor that contributes to rural land preservation and helps bring our local agricultural economy into the city,” said Cheryl Cronin, CEO of the Boston Public Market. “As we approach the holiday season, their ‘farm yarn’ is a must have for experienced knitters and beginners alike.”