about - Grand a Alpacas
We are a small alpaca farm in Southwest Minnesota. We have been raising alpacas for just over 20 years. We shear our alpacas each year and we take some of the very best fiber and have the fiber processed into fiber by a mill located in Kansas. We sell all natural colored fiber yarn from our herd. I also have a couple of local ladies that knit and crochet for me making some end products that we have for sale in our booth - scarves, hats, boot cuffs. In addition, we also belong to a national fiber coop where we send in some of our annual fiber clip. That fiber is consolidated with our coop members fiber and products are then made by the coop and provided back to the membership as wholesale items to retail - stocking caps, headbands, mittens, gloves, dryer balls, insoles, and a number of different styles and colors of yarns. We also buy wholesale several different types of socks from an alpaca farm in Louisiana made from an 80+% alpaca fiber blend that we sell at retail in our booth. Finally we buy from a family from Denver a few wholesale items that are made from alpaca fiber that come out of Peru. One of the owners is from Peru and she only buys alpaca items made from small family run businesses. At summer events we try to make sure we can setup a pen alongside our craft booth and have 2-3 alpacas along in the pen. This gives attendees a chance to see our yarn factories and touch these wonderfully luxurious fiber animals.