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 love my dryer balls! My dryer runs less and my clothing is fluffed and less wrinkled when dry. I especially like that these are made from wool harvested from the sheep that the farm raises. A wonderful product!

Marilyn P.

Thank you for raising such good food. We’ll enjoy our lamb–last year’s was a treat every time we indulged!

Ronti J.

Wow! I love these socks! I’m a shoe size 7 (purchased women’s size 6-8) and they are the perfect size. Easy to put on and take off… not too tight, not too loose.

Joyce P.

Always a pleasure working with Shady Side Farm! Top quality wool, great communication, and FAST shipping!

Laura W.

Finding Suffolk roving which really IS Suffolk and which isn’t rustic is a bit of a challenge. Roving shipped quickly, the fiber is a well-prepped farm-grown roving, and it will be perfect for my seminar participants.

Rhonna R.

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.

Roving shipped very quickly, and I was very excited when I received it. I couldn’t start spinning fast enough. I have never spun Polypay before, but I find it similar to Shetland, which is one of my favorite wools. It’s springy and soft, and I love the colors.

Matthew C.