top of page

About Us

Our Picture_edited.jpg

We're here to bring you high quality, luxury wool products for your next creative project.

Our wool comes to you with the greater purpose of saving a rare breed of sheep, and keeping healthy, open landscape.   


We believe that together, with YOU, we are keeping open spaces, creating oxygen, capturing carbon, providing habitat for countless butterflies, allowing Red Tailed Hawks to find their next meal, helping Bobolinks to safely ground nest, welcoming foxes to feed on mice, assisting numbers of frogs to thrive in a chemical free zone, and saying to the complex natural system that it matters and its symbiotic system is one we support.

Together, we can keep open spaces that provide solice and give life in a world of growing chaos and concrete.  All of this can continue because you choose to purchase from and support the efforts of small farms.  YOU make a difference.

Never underestimate your impact.


We're Heather and David Loomis and we've dedicated our farm and work to conserving Romeldale CVM sheep.

Our History​

Bohlayer’s Orchards was established in 1876 when Fred Bohlayer and his wife Laura purchased the land located in Farmers Valley, Troy, PA.  Fred believed in hard work, but prided the success of his operation in that he “farmed with his brains”.  Fred’s farm was considered by contemporaries as a paying property, devoted largely to the production of fine fruit.  During his tenure, Fred acquired additional property expanding his orchards to included other area farms and an orange grove in Sanford, Florida.  Fred and Laura raised eight children of which two became orchardists.  

J. Ernest and his wife Loretta Bohlayer were the second generation to manage the farm.  In addition to the orchard, Ernest and Loretta continued the self-sustaining farm with a dairy, a flock of sheep (approximately 100), a substantial poultry farm, pigs, and bee colonies (which were kept by his son, John).  Loretta continued to be an integral part of the orchard especially as the farm passed to their son John.  Apart from childrearing and orchard work, Loretta maintained numerous garden plots which later were maintained by Florence.  

As the third generation, John and Florence Bohlayer brought the farm’s focus to fruit.  John was considered an innovator and master craftsman who erected the current fruit storage and sales room complete with functioning cold storage.  This allowed fruit to be stored and sold directly from the farm as opposed to barreling and shipping the fruit.  Florence played a significant role in the operation picking, grading, and packing fruit as well as operating the store room.  

To continue the family tradition, John and Florence’s nephew, David Loomis, Sr. and wife Ellie became the 4th generation of Bohlayer’s Orchards.  Dave and Ellie relocated from Williamsport where Dave had acted as chairperson and teaching professor within the Psychology Department at Lycoming College.  In 1976, Dave and Ellie observed the orchard’s 100th anniversary of ownership by operating a farm comprised of 30 acres of apples, 3 acres of pears, 3 acres of peaches and acreage to support a flock of 50 sheep.  


David and Heather Loomis are honored to be the fifth generation to work the family farm.  David grew up on the farm and after high school attended Susquehanna University.  He earned his Masters at Bucknell University and is currently employed as a school psychologist.  Heather received her Bachelor of Arts from Susquehanna University and worked with the Department of Music at Susquehanna University.  In 2005, they made the move to Farmers Valley and started managing the farm business in 2006.  In addition to maintaining an off the farm job within the public school school system, David enjoys working on the farm. Heather does the daily work around the farm which is now dedicated to raising their flock of Romeldale CVM Sheep and creating luxury, naturally colored wool products.


bottom of page