Tamarack Farms Wool Blanket, Inaugural Design

$225.00 CAD

Made in PEI, these traditional-style wool blankets are made from the fleece of the Shropshire sheep of Tamarack Farms near Roseneath, Ontario. MacAuslands Mill in PEI has been operating for over 70 years, and is the last one of its kind in Canada to process wool right from raw fleece to threads to woven blankets. Each blanket is finished with an authentic blanket stitch on all four sides.

This is the inaugural Tamarack Farms blanket, which will be followed with a new complemetary design from each year's sheep sheering. Be one of the owners of this limited edition of 100% wool blankets, or present one as a special housewarming or wedding gift.

Size: 48" x 60" (lap blanket). Due to size and weight, an additional $10 shipping charge will apply.

Tamarack Farms is a 390-acre working farm in Northumberland County, built on land that was fallow for more than 50 years. The acreage is being rehabilitated as a mixed-use, "high-welfare", no GMO, operation using sustainable, ecological and ethical farming practices.

Tamarack focuses primarily on heirloom vegetable, herb and edible flower growing and the seasonal production of artisanal, small-batch certified organic maple syrup, jams, jellies and preserves as well as pasture-raised sheep and pigs. The animals are Animal Welfare Approved non-GMO certified, and the farm is certified bee-friendly with over 35 hives on the property.

Using traditional recipes, combined with food memories and stories of place and taste, output from the licensed farm-field kitchen has been recognized with a number of awards including 1st Place for Seville Orange Marmalade at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and a gold award at the 2019 World Marmalade Festival, Penrith, UK. The farm's maple syrup process, in the traditionally designed sugar shack in the old-growth forest on the land ,is an annual event that includes the chefs that access the produce of the farm the rest of the year. The syrup was a 1st place (2015) and 3rd place (2018) winner at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for small-batch Maple Syrup.

Essential to the farm's philosophy is a deep and uncompromising respect for the land and the treatment of the animals. Every aspect of the operation reflects the high level of commitment to responsible and ethical stewardship.