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!
The 2018 Fall Farmers Markets schedule will be out shortly after Labor Day.
Alpacatrax participated in the following markets and community events during the 2017 autumn and early winter seasons:
- Hudson Farmers Market Artisans Tent
- Feed Me Fresh Community Event- Mt Kisco
- Croton-on-Hudson’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
- Beacon Farmers Market
- Bedford LIVE! Community Event- Bedford Hills
- Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market
- Ossining Down to Earth Farmers Market
- Piermont Down to Earth Farmers Market
- Pleasantville Farmers Market- Outdoor and Indoor
- Rye’s Down To Earth Farmer’s Market
- Scarsdale Farmers Market- Outdoor and Holiday
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 applaud you! We look forward to our 2018 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!