About Hessian Hill

Kids with puppies
Photo by Shannon Fosse | Unspoken Art

Four Generations

As the Goblet Family has grown, so have the products and services offered at Hessian Hill Farm. Our family has persevered through the tough times and prospered through the good times. Our mission is to provide valued products and services to our local community and continues to be our focus. We strive to provide opportunity to our neighbors in hopes of making our community a better place to live. 


Our Families


Lois holding cake at wedding


Jess + John

Jess, John and Johnny selfie

Liz + Dirk

Justin + Addy

Photo of Justin and Addy


JJ backdrop photo with cow

September 25, 1991 - June 19, 2015

Although JJ left this earthly world far too young, his love for agriculture has continued through his family’s dedication to continue his Shorthorn bloodlines. We can only imagine what life would be life if he was here, but we can live each day as he would expect us to do. 

Give each day your best and focus on family and agriculture.
 His impact on so many lives will carry us through until we meet again. 

The farm's history

The farm was originally started as a dairy and sheep farm in 1964 by Jim’s parents. The name “Hessian Hill” came to be after a Jim, as a child, found a Hessian weapon in one of the fields on the property. After doing some research, Jim learned the farm had been a camp for Hessian Soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

Jim and Lois eventually returned to the farm and expanded the flock of sheep and diversified the livestock.

Today, the Goblet family continues to work together as a family to expand and maintain Hessian Hill Farm.

Visit Us - Farm Tours

Our barn doors are always open for you to visit. Stop by and see the sheep and other livestock, there is unlimited opportunity for you to learn about agriculture on our farm.  Stop by our farm store to purchase a wide variety of our meat products and our farm fresh eggs. Along with touring our facilities, our wooded areas are the perfect place for an afternoon picnic or a winter hike. Call (518) 491-8267 to schedule your farm visit today!

The Barn Quilt

Our quilt block was painted as part of the Schoharie Quilt Barn Trail. “Simply Ewe” was designed especially for Hessian Hill Farm and our Southdown sheep by Jen Marshall.

The Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail emerged as an outcome of the devastating floods of August, 2011, caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. It celebrates the unexpectedness of art on a building or wall instead of a gallery.

The quilt blocks are honest, authentic, spirited, creative and most of all accessible. People relate to the quilting of ancestors, relatives, friends and themselves.

There are currently 82 quilt blocks throughout the county including Hessian Hill. You can see the full map of locations at quiltbarntrail.com.

Thanks to Donna Sue Groves, founder of the American Quilt Barn Trail, the Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail has become part of The American Quilt Trail!