A Farm for All Seasons

Welcome to our farm. Alpacatrax specializes 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 – coming soon — will be 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, Ulster, Dutchess and Columbia Counties as well as in Brooklyn, 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 and 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 our farmed raised Cormo sheep fleece by the award-winning micro-mill we have worked with for years. 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 its natural colors. Spinners will appreciate our ‘top’ Cormo roving while weavers, knitters and those who love crochet-work will appreciate our Cormo sport or lace weight yarns. Newly added to our herd are several female Black Welch Mountain Sheep with natural black fleeces – nice to spin. We’ll be combining some of this natural black with our darker alpaca this coming year and are eager to experience this fine yarn product.

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’ll love working with our farm-raised fiber too!

Alpacatrax looks forward to seeing old friends and making new ones over the next few months and before the 2020 holiday season. We will be at markets in Columbia, Ulster and throughout Westchester County during our three-month 2020 market season – most markets this year we’ve been to before. Several markets which we’ve loved have sadly closed this year.

If we’re not quite in your backyard, please make an appointment in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, or at our farm in Elizaville, southern Columbia County. Our yarn selection this fall is fabulous and we have several new products crafted by local artisans for inspiration and gifts. Please remember that using local fiber in your fiber creations or purchasing that special fiber product made from locally raised, quality alpaca and sheep fleeces, supports family farming in the Hudson Valley, the protection of important agricultural lands, view sheds and natural resources as well as local artisans who work with local fleeces and crafted yarns.

Katonah, New York – Westchester County
John Jay Homestead Farmers Market
Saturday, October 3rd 10-2p
Saturday, October 24th 10-2p
40 Jay Street, Katonah, NY

Kingston Farmer's Market“…The object of the Market Fair, on the plan that has so long and so successfully obtained in England, is to create a home market for the sale and exchange of farm stock and products, and manufactured wares, and goods of every description…”

Kingston, New York – Ulster County
Kingston Farmers Market (Outdoor)
Saturday, October 17th 9-2p
November 7th 9-2p
At Wall St and John St., Kingston, NY

Rhinebeck Farmer's MarketRhinebeck, New York – Dutchess County
Rhinebeck Farmers Market
Sunday, October 18th 10-2p
Sunday, November 8th  10-2p
Sunday, December 6th  10-2p
In the Municipal parking lot at 61 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Larchmont, New York – Westchester County
Larchmont Farmers Market
Saturday, October 10th 8:30-1p
Saturday, December 19th  8:30-1p (Craft and Spirits Market)
Metro North Upper Lot – Chatsworth Av/Myrtle Blvd
Managed by Down to Earth Markets

Park Slope, New York – Brooklyn
Park Slope Farmers Market
Sunday, November 22nd 10a-3p confirmation pending
Park Slope – 4th Street – closed street – off 5th Ave at Washington Park & the Old Stone House Brooklyn
Market Host: The Old Stone House
Managed by Down to Earth Markets

Pleasantville Farmer's MarketPleasantville, New York – Westchester County
Pleasantville Farmers Market
Saturday, November 14th 8:30a–1p (Outdoor)
Saturday, November 21st 8:30a–1p (Outdoor)
Saturday, December 12th 8:30a–1p (Indoor-Confirmation pending)
Outdoor Market:  Memorial Plaza (next to the Metro North train station) Pleasantville
Indoor Market: Pleasantville Middle School, 40 Romer Avenue, Pleasantville

“We’re proud to announce that for a seventh year in a row (2014 – 2020) the Pleasantville Farmers Market has been voted BEST OF WESTCHESTER by the readers of Westchester Magazine.”

Rye, New York – Westchester County
Rye Farmers Market
Sunday, October 11th  8:30-2p
Sunday, November 15th 8:30-2p
Parking Lot on Theodore Fremd Ave
Managed by Down to Earth Markets

Greenpoint – Brooklyn
McGolrick Park Farmers Market
Sunday, December 20th 10-3p confirmation pending
At the center of the Park between Driggs and Nassau Ave off Russell St., Brooklyn, NY
Managed by Down to Earth Markets

Alpacatrax participated in the following markets and community events during the 2019 autumn and early winter seasons:alpacatrax-fine-alpaca-scarf-shawl

  • Washington Park Farmers Market – Albany, New York
  • John Jay Homestead Farmers Market – Katonah, New York
  • Hudson Farmers Market – Hudson, New York
  • Rhinebeck Farmers Market – Rhinebeck, New York
  • Down to Earth’s Larchmont Farmers Market – Larchmont, New York
  • Kingston Farmers Market – Kingston, New York
  • Down to Earth’s Rye Farmers Market – Rye, New York
  • Peekskill Farmers Market – Peekskill, New York
  • Pleasantville Farmers Market – Pleasantville, New York
  • Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow (TaSH) – Tarrytown, New York

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 2020 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!