Healthy Living Loves Local: Nettle Meadow Farm

Nettle Meadow Farm
Nettle Meadow Farm

Nettle Meadow Farm is a 50 acre goat and sheep dairy and cheese company in Thurman, New York just below Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks between Gore Mountain/North Creek, New York and Warrensburg, New York. It is owned and operated by Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan. Both have a great love of animals, artisan cheese and the unique challenges of farm life. The farm is run with the assistance of Sheila’s mother, Joan Flanagan. Nettle Meadow Farm was originally founded in 1990 and is the home of over 300 goats, several dozen sheep and a variety of farm sanctuary animals.

Nettle Meadow is committed to the principles of natural ingredients, happy and healthy animals, and carefully hand-crafted artisan cheeses.

Our Cheese department in Saratoga proudly features the ladies’ wonderful, local and award winning cheeses including Honey Lavender Fromage Blanc,  triple crème Kunik made from goat milk and Jersey cow cream,  Three Sisters (named after Three Sisters mountains which overshadow the farm and made from farmstead sheep, goat and Jersey cow milk) and their delicious Simply Sheep which is made from all sheep’s milk.

Kunik—ACS 2010 Triple Creme Blue Ribbon Winner!
Three Sisters—ACS 2012 Sheep or Mixed Milk Open Category Winner!

The farm is normally open Thursday through Monday from 11am to 3pm for cheese sales. Tours are given at 12 noon on Saturdays only.