Shepherds Way Farm Steven in field

Shepherd’s Way Farms

Woman-Owned/Co-owned, Meat - Fish - Dairy


Indoor Winter Market, Saturday Market

Dates Available

November 10, 2018

November 17, 2018

December 1, 2018

December 8, 2018

December 15, 2018

January 12, 2019

January 26, 2019

February 9, 2019

February 23, 2019

March 9, 2019

March 23, 2019

April 13, 2019

April 27, 2019


Cheese | Wool Bedding and Pillows


Steven Read and Jodi Ohlsen Read established Shepherd’s Way FarmsĀ in Carver County in 1994, with a small flock of 50 sheep. In 1998 after losing a major buyer, the Reads suddenly had a surplus of milk and decided to give cheese making a try. Despite being one of the only sheep’s milk cheese makers in the U.S. at this time and with help from University of Minnesota researchers, their cheese making effort was a success! In 2001 the couple relocated their farm to Nerstrand, Minnesota to expand into a farmstead cheese dairy.

The farm, which is located just across from the Big Woods State Park near Northfield, has a missionĀ to combine hard work, creativity, respect for the land and animals, and a focus on family and friends. Steven and Jodi believe the small family-based farm still has a place in our society. Everything they do and everything they make, is in pursuit of this goal.

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Shepherd’s Way Farms brings a variety of high-quality products to the Mill City Farmers Market from their flock of 200 East Friesan crossed dairy sheep. These artisan products include Jodi’s award-winning small batch sheep’s milk cheeses, wool comforters and pillows, seasonal gift baskets and their 6 and 12-month cheese CSA.

Bleu cheese from Shepherds Way Facebook

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