Located in northern Baltimore County, Maryland Feederbrook Farm was bought in 1970 by Jan and Michael Van Bibber as a fixer-upper. They worked tirelessly and during the 70’and 80’s they ran a small cattle farming operation, but found that was not quite what they wanted to do. Sheep didn’t come onto the farm until the mid 90’s when the tenants brought them on. After taking over the sheep operation from the tenants, there was a long journey learning about sheep care and fiber processing. Feederbrook incorporated in 2009 after putting a business plan together that would make the farm a sustainable and viable farming operation providing income and support to future generations of family farmers. Today Jan Van Bibber and Lisa Westra work together collaborating on programs, products, and projects to make Feederbrook a destination for fiber and yarn enthusiast alike.
Feederbrook Farms, in the beginning, produced all handspun yarns, but due to increased demand they partnered with a local fiber mill. Now most of the yarns are mill right over the line in Pennsylvania and the dyes are made in Connecticut. All the dyes that are used on the yarns and fibers meet organic trade standards and are heavy metal free. Feederbrook is known for the 2 ply DK yarn line called “ENTROPY”. ENTROPY is deigned to mimic the look of a hand spun yarn. Dyed prior to spinning, this 2 ply Barber Pole has subtle color shifts that make it a unique gradient perfect for any knit, crochet or even woven project. Typically made in Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) ENTROPY is also spun up in Superwash Merino and the Milk and Honey blend (Merino/ Alpaca and Milk Fiber).
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