During the Fourth of July weekend I was nursing a cold and I took this time to catch up on the magazines starting to make a pile. I was reading the latest Martha Stewart Living and immediately stopped on the page featuring a woman surrounded by hanks and hanks of yarn. (Side note: The article was featured in the back of the magazine but I saw it first because I read my magazines from front to back. I don’t know why. I just do.) when it comes to yarn, I’m like a moth to a flame so of course I had to find out who she was.
Susan Gibbs owns Juniper Moon Farm, the country’s first yarn CSA located 30 outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.
How it works: you purchase a share ($175) in their CSA and this gives you a shareholders and you receive undyed yarn. You’ll also receive a shareholders certificate, discounts, updates on the animals, and an invitation to their Shearing Day.
Another thing I like is they have a No Kill Policy; their sheep will never be used or sold for their meat.
A vacation where I can knit and spin the whole time? Yes, please! Maybe I can convince my husband this is where we need to go for our 5 year anniversary.
Check out their blog where you can keep up with the happenings on and off the farm.
*first image from Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2013. Other images from Juniper Moon Farm’s website.