Explore: Sheep Shearing

$100.00 - $140.00
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$100.00 - $140.00
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Saturday, April 3rd

A new look at sheep shearing on the farm, an adult, small-group experience.

Join us at the farm as our sheep are shorn for the season during this socially distanced event. We will explore the ecological, culinary and aesthetic roles of sheep in agriculture and cuisine across Stone Barns. Spring Festival Box Lunch and Sweet Treats by Blue Hill at Stone Barns included in your ticket price.

Through either a culinary arts or a fiber arts track, guests will engage in demonstrations and discussions with farmers, chefs and artisans. 

All attendees will begin the day with an introduction to Stone Barns Center Livestock, Meat Processing and Fiber Arts initiatives followed by a conversation on the spring ecology of sheep and wool with Sheep Shearer Aaron Loux and the Stone Barns livestock team. 

Tickets also include complimentary passes to our virtual Explore: Sheep Evening Conversations with Fiber Arts and Livestock Visionaries on April 21 and April 28.

Price: $140*

Explore: Sheep through Fiber Arts 
9am – 12pm
Includes a tour of Stone Barns Center fiber art and botanical dye projects with artisan Glynis Cotton and Arts & Ecology co-director Shannon Algiere

Explore: Sheep through Culinary Arts
9:45am – 12:45pm
Includes Meat Processing and Cooking Demonstration with Stone Barns Chef in Residence Shola Olunloyo and Blue Hill Head Butcher Jose Morquecho

In honor of shearing season, we’ve created two Fiber Box offerings for participants who wish to bring farm-sourced fiber projects home. Boxes will be available for pick up at the end of the Explore: Sheep program on April 3. 

Fiber Box: Handcraft ($125) includes Shropshire/Finn Dorset wool fiber from Stone Barns Center along with instructions and supplies for two handcraft projects: 1) a botanical dye project using madder, a traditional deep-red dye plant and 2) a felting project for making a woolen trivet for your tablescape.
Includes: Two 2 oz, undyed yarn skeins, .5 lb. roving, dried madder root powder, alum powder, wet felting supplies, instructions and information on materials

Fiber Box: Materials ($100) includes farm-sourced wool fiber from our Shropshire/Finn Dorset sheep for knitting, weaving or felting projects
Includes: Five 2 oz. undyed skeins, one botanically dyed 2 oz. skein, .5 lb. undyed roving, information on materials

*Current members receive early access to tickets and a 10% discount. If you have not received your discount code, please email membership@stonebarnscenter.org.To become a member, please visit stonebarnscenter.org/membership

We’re following all guidance issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Westchester County Department of Health. Please note the following:

  • Prior to your visit, you will be asked to review the visitor safety protocols and complete a Covid-19 questionnaire.

  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the gatehouse. At that time, your temperature will be taken.

  • Masks are mandatory at all times while on campus.

Our campus remains closed to the general public. We ask all visitors to be conscious of physical distancing as our teams of farmers and chefs continue to steward this land and cultivate delicious food.

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Stone Barns Center 630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY 10591