Welcome to Shady Side Farm

Our farm, located in West Michigan, is family run, with lots of help from members of three generations. We have been farming part-time since 1988, and full-time since 1996. We pay careful attention to the soil and its health, encouraging natural biological processes that increase plant nutrition and help us avoid pesticides: “Healthy soil, healthy plants, healthy people.”


Contact Us

Shady Side Farm
13275 Blair Street
Holland, MI 49424



  • I have both felted and spun with this wool now, and it does both marvelously! It’s kind of spongy feeling – the wool has a TON of crimp and memory. Spins like a champ, and felts like a champ. I love it, and will definitely order again! — Danielle M. 10/23/15

    Polypay Lambswool Combed Top
  • Beautiful, nicely made, warm snuggly socks. Shipped and received promptly! Thanks so much–these are wonderful!

    Rita N. 11/21/08
  • The socks arrived quickly, and they are soft! I’m thrilled to buy a wool product directly from the farm that raised the sheep!

    Rebecca T. 11/24/08
  • Beautiful socks! Just received them today and they are prettier in person! Gorgeous work!

    LaShelle G. 12/23/08
  • Beautiful felted wool dryer balls–wow! I’m tempted to leave them on display instead of tumbling them in my dryer…almost. Very fast shipping. Thank you!

    Rachel B. 11/06/09
  • Beautiful yarn that arrived lightning fast! Can’t wait to knit some “local” socks!

    Laura W. 11/10/09
  • Love love love my socks! Such a gorgeous color; fast shipping.

    Kendra W. 12/21/09
  • I’m loving these dryer balls! I’ve done several loads of laundry since they arrived and they’re doing a fabulous job. I’m so glad to be done with the hunt for a dryer sheet that we’re not allergic to! Thank you, thank you!

    Jennifer K. 10/29/10