Friendsí Folly Farm
It's all about the goats
Friends' Folly farm has entered into a lease to purchase agreement with Underhill Fibers in Gorham for our fiber processing & spinning equipment. Jenny Smith, proprietor, is now accepting fiber for processing as she builds the infra-structure at her own farm to house the equipment and applies for grants for capital expenses for agricultural processing. In the meantime, Jenny will be using the mill here at Friends' Folly Farm and learning tips and techniques for how to most efficiently produce quality roving, batts, and yarns for small Maine fiber producers. Jenny has been in the fiber business for 20 years and previously worked at Flaggy Meadow Fiber Mill when they were in Maine (they have since moved to Kentucky).
Please help us support Jenny as a new source of processing services for small Maine Farmers, handspinners, & felters by using her services. As she transitions to her new space at her farm we will accept fiber for processing by her here at Friends' Folly Farm.
After 20 years, Friends' Folly Farm has retired from the "For Hire" fiber processing business. Marcia retired as a school Occupational Therapist and we have decided to do what we love to do - our farm, animals, and fiber - especially our own!
We will continue to create our Friendz Blendz roving and yarns, our finished felted and woven goods, have our on-farm Yurt shop and on-line business, raise a smaller flock of our beloved goats, and do fiber/educational events, festivals and fairs in Maine.
Thank you for your business over the years.
Maine has a much greater demand for processing small farms' fiber into roving, batts, and yarn than what is currently available. If you are interested in learning more about this great on-farm, value-added business please contact us. We are willing to share our years of experience with fiber, equipment, and have some knowledge of funding available for capitol expenses.