We have been sheep farmers in Maine since 1984 with a foundation flock of Hampshire and Suffolk sheep. Both side of our families have a long and notable history of raising sheep in Maine. Since before the turn of the 20th century, we have been providing breeding stock, meat lambs, and support to the sheep industry. For us, family farming means sustainable farming.

In 1997, we grew North Star Sheep Farm into a nationally recognized pure bred sheep operation with the purchase of the historic 225-acre Stevens Farm, in Windham. The pastures were dotted with the White Face sheep for many years as our son, Peter Busque, traveled the local and national shows, winning prize money to fuel his studies at the University of Maine. Currently more than 2,000 sheep roam the pastureland of our farms, grazing on certified organic grass.

Stevens Farm has been a working farm since the mid-1700s. With its beautiful, sprawling fields and woodlands, we are committed to keeping our property a working part of the rural landscape, offering a bounty of products that allow us to harvest or recycle to the highest degree possible.

Food, Fiber and Farm Products to Feel Good About

Through much hard work, we are recognized as prestigious breeders of pure bred sheep both locally and nationally. We work in various capacities for the U.S. Suffolk Association and are on the board of directors for the Maine Sheep Breeders Association. We are also very active in furthering the development of sustainable farming practices in Maine. As our farm continues to grow, the quality of our products will always be extremely important to both of us. Whether it be lamb, dairy, wool, pork, eggs, compost or honey, we work diligently to remain leaders in our industry.

We are committed to continuing as Maine’s longest operating sustainable sheep farm and providing you food, fiber and farm products to feel good about.

Phil & Lisa Webster

The Webster family has been preserving the farmlands in Cumberland County for decades. What a sight to see the rolling fields with various flocks of sheep contently grazing the 12 miles of fenced property at Collyer Brook at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester.

It not a surprise that North Star Sheep Farm is one of the top three operations in the East Coast. The local chefs and not so local ones benefit from the quality meat they produce. I am confident that this 10-year farm project (of which they are in year 4) will be a huge success and that sheep farming will continue to thrive and sustain itself, thanks to the Webster’s devotion and hard work.
— Kathleen Quintal, remarks after auditing the farm for renewal of MOFGA certification