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!

2016 Fall Farmers Markets

Alpacatrax will be participating in the following Westchester, Dutchess, and Columbia County autumn farmers markets for the 2016 season. Dates at each market are listed below.

Stop by to visit and pick up a warm, hand-finished scarf or shawl, cozy hand-knitted socks or unique hat, felted boot inserts, or a fabulous 100 percent knitted throw for that special couple or yourself! Custom orders will also be taken – with delivery before the holidays if placed early. All markets are rain or shine!

Hudson Valley Farmers Market
Saturday, October 8th (Columbus Day Weekend) 10a-3p
At picturesque Greig Farm
229 Pitcher Lane
(just North of the Town of Red Hook)
Dutchess County
Red Hook, New York
More info on website

Beacon Farmers Market
Sunday, October 9th (Columbus Day Weekend) 10a-3p
Red Flynn Drive
Dutchess County
Beacon, New York 121508
More info on website

Hudson Farmers Market
Saturday, October 15th 9a-1p
Columbia County’s largest farmers market/ Guest Vendor Tent
The corner of 6th Street and Columbia
Hudson, New York 12534
More info on website

John Jay Farmers Market
Saturday, October 22nd 9a-1p

At the Historic John Jay Homestead
Northern Westchester County
Katonah, New York 10536
More info on website

Croton-on-Hudson’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
Sunday, October 23rd 9a-2p

Lot off Municipal Place (Lot behind 1 Croton Point Ave, across from train)
Northern Westchester County
Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520
More info on website

Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
Saturday, October 29th AND December 3rd 8:30a-1p 

Metro North Parking Deck off Chatsworth Ave.
Southern Westchester County
Larchmont, New York 10538
More info on website

Piermont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
Sunday, October 30th 9:30a-3p
M&T Bank Parking Lot: Corner Ash St & Piermont Ave (1 block from the Hudson River)
Rockland County (just over the Tappan Zee Bridge – see it rise!)
Piermont, New York 10968
More info on website 

Pleasantville Farmers Market Saturday
November 5th AND November 19th 8:30a-1p

Memorial Plaza – next to the train station
Northern Westchester County
Pleasantville, New York 10570
More info on website

Rye’s Down To Earth Farmer’s Market
Sunday, November 13th AND December 4th 8:30a-2p

Parking lot on Theodore Fremd Ave
Southern Westchester County
Rye, New York 10580
More info on website

Alpacatrax-Etui-Fiber-Arts

Photo: Elyse and Julie, owner of Etui Fiber Arts

You can now find a lovely variety of Alpacatrax yarns at Etui Fiber Arts in Larchmont, NY.

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

  • Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market
  • Croton-on-Hudson’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
  • Hudson Valley Farmers Market
  • John Jay Farmers Market
  • Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
  • Ossining’s Down to Earth Farmer’s 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 2016 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.

 

2015 Farmers Markets

Alpacatrax will be appearing at the following New York area farmers markets during the 2015 season. Stop by to visit us, and pick up a warm blanket and cozy socks!

Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market
Roeliff Jansen Park, 9140 Rt. 22
(Across from the Roeliff Jansen Community Library)
Columbia County
Copake, New York
More info on town website

Croton-on-Hudson’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
Lot off Municipal Place
Croton-on-Hudson, New York
More info on website

Hudson Valley Farmers Market
At Picturesque Greig Farm
229 Pitcher Lane
(Just North of the Town of Red Hook)
Dutchess County
Red Hook, New York
More info on website

John Jay Farmers Market
At the Historic John Jay Homestead
Northern Westchester County
Katonah, New York
More info on website

Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
Metro North Parking Deck off Chatsworth Ave.
Southern Westchester County
Larchmont, New York
More info on website

Ossining’s Down to Earth Farmer’s Market
Parking lot on the corner of Spring & Main Streets
Northern Westchester County
Ossining, New York
More info on website

Pleasantville Farmers Market
Memorial Plaza – next to the train station
Northern Westchester County
Pleasantville, New York
More info on website

Rye’s Down To Earth Farmer’s Market
Parking lot on Theodore Fremd Ave
Southern Westchester County
Rye, New York
More info on website