Shirley Richardson

Shirley Richardson

Shirley Richardson and her husband farm in Danville. For more information, visit Tannery Farm Cashmeres at tfcashmeres.com and Vermont Chevon at vermontchevon.com.

Farmers' Kitchen—No Kid Left Behind

Shirley Richardson | April 05, 2013 | Issues Archive


Tannery Farm Cashmeres is a small goat farm located in the Northeast Kingdom. My husband and I breed and raise Spanish goats that produce high-quality cashmere fiber and have healthy, robust bodies. Our focus is breeding for quality cashmere on quality meat goats, with the farm’s primary products being cashmere-producing breeding stock and chevon (goat meat), which is handled through my other company, Vermont Chevon.

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