Connecticut Grown: Farm Flavor

If you visit Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme, you'll likely find 81-year-old Suzanne Sankow interacting with her 600 sheep, making a fresh batch of sheep's milk cheese or crafting hand-spun wool into vests or socks that they sell in their on-site wool shop. Her husband, Stan, was born on the farm, but it [...]

2019-07-17T17:04:52+00:00July 17th, 2019|In The News|

Boutique Farms: Creative And Resourceful Farmers Find Their Artisanal Niche

Suzanne Sankow will tell you that she learned everything she needed to know about raising sheep by reading books. Now 81, she married into the Sankow family, which has owned Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme since 1917, when the original 150 acres were purchased for $2,000. (An additional 25 acres were added for a [...]

2019-07-17T17:01:16+00:00June 27th, 2019|In The News|

News8: Drinking raw milk is trendy but is it safe?

LYME, Conn. (WTNH) - With about 10 Jersey cows and 180 sheep, Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm is a landmark in Lyme where the same family has worked the fields for more than 100 years.  "We have 165 acres," said Suzanne Sankow, who, along the way, began selling raw milk. "It just makes sense, it only makes sense."  She said the [...]

2019-03-05T12:59:33+00:00March 5th, 2019|In The News|

The Day: Shearing 180 sheep is a one-day task at Lyme farm

  Lyme — Managing a farm is a year-round production of planning and preparation, carrying out those plans and reaping its benefits. As part of that annual ebb and flow, the end of October stands as Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm sheep-shearing period — a weekslong process that will yield more than 1,000 pounds of fleece [...]

2018-11-02T16:21:04+00:00November 2nd, 2018|In The News|