farm & fibre Mill
"Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you"
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We had a great year touring across the province to various towns and communities to share our love of everything alpaca. In 2022 we travelled to Johnstown, Peterborough, Fenelon Falls, Bracebridge, Barrie Kitchener. Many thanks to those that follow us along on our fibre travels - we love seeing you and chatting you when you stop by our booth! Special thanks to the organizers of these events - we appreciate everything you do! Planning for where we will stop in 2023 is already underway!
Guided Farm/Mill Tours
Come from Near or Come from Away - Thank you!
Every year we open our farm to the public in ways to share our love of everything alpaca. Of course, The Crew LOVES people (and any oat treats they can sneak in as well) - oh and don't forget all the selfies. (They are a photogenic bunch). Many thanks to all who stop in, who come from near or come from away - it makes everything we do worthwhile!
Each year the fall season marks the start of shopping for the holidays. Our farm store will be open for holiday shopping Thursday & Friday (Noon to 4pm), Saturday (10am to 4pm) and Sundays (10am to 3pm). Our Country Farm Store has a lot to offer and you don't have to know how to knit to enjoy the luxury alpaca offers. The last day to shop with us will be Friday December 23rd, 2022. Don't delay - we often sell out quickly.
Note: Our Country Farm store will be closed Sep 30 to Oct 16 while we get a few things done around the farm. We will reopen on October 20th, 2022.
Fibre Production Under Way
The Crew - Eat ~ Sleep ~ Poop ~ Grow Fibre
Alpacas are beautiful animals - who basically eat, sleep, poop and grow fibre (as we like to say), but their simple rituals produce some of the finest and softest fibre available in the world. Warmer than wool & definitely softer - this versatile fibre is used from yarns, to rovings, to felt and duvet batts throughout the year. Most of which we mill right here on the farm! As the miller ~ I'm getting exciting and can see how beautiful long some of their fibre is getting (and we still have about 8 months to go to shearing). So you just keep eating girls & boys and GROW THAT FIBRE!
A Visit To the Farm - Things You Need to Know
To ensure the safety of all who visit our farm ~ please ensure you review and comply with the following:
Our herd of Huacaya Alpacas are easily viewed in their pastures from the observation deck at the back of our store. As a registered fibre farm our herd are livestock (not petstock) - this just means, they love visitors and selfies but you should not expect to pet them. Never feed the alpacas or any wildlife while visiting the farm.
Your family's pet is not allowed on farm property for the safety of your pet & our herd. No exceptions.
Visitors & Guest
Parents/Guardians are responsible to abide by farm signage and rules and must supervise children in their attendance at all times while on farm property. Do not leave children unattended for any reason. Do not allow children to climb on farm equipment, buildings, trees, patio railings; and, entry to pastures and fields is not permitted.
There is no smoking or vaping allowed on farm property or open flames allowed on the farm at any time. Respect all signage and do not open gates or attempt to enter pastures. Proper footwear (closed toed shoes) are recommended when attending any scheduled farm event.
We abide by all provincial regulations in place regarding COVID 19 when in effect. Masks are not required. We have hand sanitizer available in our farm store for your use.
Public Farm/Mill Tours
As a working farm, all public/farm mill tours offered during warmer summer months only and are prescheduled with tickets sold online in advance. We do not public tours outside of advertised dates/times.
Group Tours for the 2023 summer season are being accepted from Knitters/Weavers/Spinning Guilds ~ please contact Barb at [email protected] for details.
We are not able to accommodate children's groups or school tours at this time due to limited staffing to conduct tours.
Products We Sell
We are yarn farmers and do not sell fruits, vegetables, alpaca raw fibre, alpaca meat or chicken feed. :-)
Contactless Payment Methods are Preferred
We accept cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard as forms of payment for retail purchases. We do not accept American Express.
SHOP WITH US Online
Please note, our farm store will be closed on November 18th thru 21st inclusive. On line store remains open, any orders placed will be fulfilled when we return.