A Farm for All Seasons

Welcome to our farm. Alpacatrax specializes in in the production of top quality alpaca fiber for local artisans who appreciate working with fine raw fleece, roved fiber and spun wool. We also specialize in raising and breeding top quality alpacas for sale to caring families and individuals who want to start or grow their own herds for fiber purposes. We have included information about our shearing process, the care and feeding of our animals, and a descriptive section for many in our herd.

During the autumn months and for the holiday season, we participate in several, well-known farmers markets in Westchester, Dutchess and Columbia Counties where you can find one-of-a-kind, high quality finished products made from our alpaca fleece. Products range from eye-catching throws and blankets, our own designed foot warmers and fingerless mitts, to unique hats and exquisite shawls, cowls and scarves. For these products as well as for our yarns, alpaca fiber is often mixed with silk, angora or high quality sheep’s wool by the award-winning micro-mill we have worked with for years or by local artisans. Take a look at our product pages for inspiration. All our products are 100 percent natural and are not treated chemically (caramelized) to remove vegetable matter, nor have they been bleached or dyed.

Our cormo sheep wool takes natural or vegetable dyes beautifully and is a wonderful blend with our alpaca in natural colors. Spinners will appreciate our ‘top’ cormo roving and cormo sport or lace weight yarns.

We’ve provided a history of our farm and its ties to the historic Hudson Valley.

Sales support family farming initiatives, regional agricultural land protection and its natural resources as well as the artisans who love what they do. You will too!

farmers-market-2015-02Alpacatrax participated in the following markets during the 2016 autumn and early winter season:

  • Hudson Valley Farmers Market
  • Beacon Farmers Market
  • John Jay Farmers Market
  • Croton-on-Hudson’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
  • Hudson Farmers Market- Artisans Tent
  • Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
  • Piermont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
  • Pleasantville Farmers Market
  • Rye’s Down To Earth Farmer’s Market

Thanks to all who stopped by and purchased yarn and finished product for themselves or as gifts and to those who were inspired to do their own hand knitted- felted- spun- or woven projects- we salute you! We look forward to our 2017 season which will start at the end of September and run through the holidays. Look for a calendar of farmers markets after Labor Day. In the meantime, fleece, yarn, roving and finished product are available as supplies last from last year’s shearing. After looking through our product pages, feel free to be in touch.

 

Photo: Elyse and Julie, former owner of Etui Fiber Arts

We say ‘goodbye’ to our partner in natural fiber at Etui Fiber Arts in Larchmont, NY as Julie moves onto new opportunities!