Our Story

Our Story.

After many years of hard work and plenty of obstacles we FINALLY have South Jersey’s ONLY Grade A Dairy Farm up and running! At Misty Meadow Farm, we raise East Friesian Dairy Sheep. After lambing, the ewe and lamb stay together for 30 days before separating. We milk our flock twice a day seasonally and make dairy products, such as cheese, yogurt & frozen treats in small batches with the fresh sheep’s milk. Our sheep are fed non-GMO grain feed and hay, along with grazing and added minerals.  We enjoy having people visit the farm and so do our sheep, goats, dogs and chickens! See you at the farm!
Bill & Barbara Simmerman

Why Sheep Milk?

Sheep milk is highly nutritious. It is richer in vitamins A, B, and E, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and magnesium than cow’s milk. It contains a higher proportion of short- and medium-chain fatty acids, (good ones!) which have recognized health benefits.

Sheep milk has more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than the milk from cows, goats, and even humans. CLA is a cancer-fighting, fat-reducing fat. The fat globules in sheep’s milk are smaller than the fat globules in cow’s milk and goat’s milk, making sheep milk more easily digested.

Sheep Milk
Sheep milk has a higher solids content than goat or cow milk. As a result, more cheese can be produced from a gallon of sheep milk than a gallon of goat or cow milk. Sheep milk yields 18%–25% cheese, whereas goat and cow milk yield only 9%–10%.

Most of the sheep milk produced in the world is made into cheese. Some of the most famous cheeses are traditionally made from sheep milk, including: Feta (Greece, Italy, and France), Ricotta and Romano (Italy), and Roquefort (France). Sheep milk can also be made into yogurt and ice cream.

44%

Sheep Milk Has:

more energy than cow milk.
44%

Sheep Milk Has:

more iron than cow milk or goat milk.
38%

Sheep Milk Has:

more calcium than cow milk.
90%

Sheep Milk Has:

more folic acid than goat milk.
50%

Sheep Milk Has:

more vitamin B12 than cow milk.
Vitamins A, D, C, E

Sheep Milk Has:

Higher levels of vitamins A,D,E, and C than both cow and goat milk.

Our Products

Dairy

Milk • Fresh Cheeses
Spreadable Cheeses
Aged Cheeses • Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Sheepsicles ​
​Ice Cream and Eggs

Wool

Fleece • Yarn
Dryer Balls
Lamb Skin Rugs

MEAT

We offer non-GMO Lamb, as well as chicken, pork, beef and many other local products.

local goods

Sheep Milk Soap
Local Wildflower Honey
Local Foods & Products

Contact Us

Get in touch.

Misty Meadow Sheep Dairy is a community-based farm. Our mission is to educate and provide wholesome, farm-fresh local food and services. We strive to offer a fun, safe, interactive environment for families to gather and learn. 

100 Dennisville-Petersburg Rd
Petersburg, NJ 08270

(609) 701-0478
info@mistymeadowsheepdairy.com