Well - the survey results are in and for the folks who want a CSA - half want yarn and half want roving.
I am going to work on categorizing the fiber (only the grade 1,2 and 3s will be used). That is Royal Baby, Baby and Superfine. This is all Prime (blanket) fiber, no neck or leg is included. There will be color options and also options for mixing with silk, bamboo, merino or 100%. I will also offer custom hand dyeing on the lighter colors. It will take approx 4 - 6 weeks for processing, since I am offering choices etc. When you buy a share, you will get a bio and pic of the animal(s) you chose, a monthly newsletter from Alma Park (email) and be the first to hear about upcoming yarn etc specials. You will also receive a coupon for 10% off any in store stock for future purchases.
There will be full lots (2 pounds) and 1/2 lots (1 pound) available.
We offer free shipping to anywhere in the US and we will also ship internationally (shipping and custom charges extra).
|Royal Baby||Less than 20 microns|
|Baby||20 - 22.9 microns|
|Superfine||23 - 26.9 microns|
|Adult||27 - 31.9 microns|
|Strong||great than 32 microns|
To learn more about alpaca fiber - visit Fiber Faqs on my site.
More about a CSA
You may be familiar with a CSA for farm that grows produce, but if you are not, here is the basic idea. A CSA is a way to buy direct from the farmer. A farmer offers a certain number of “Shares” to the public. Typically, the “share” consists of a box of vegetables but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a “share” (aka “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
Much like the traditional CSA, a Fiber CSA is a way to receive harvest direct from the the farm as well. We will be offereing "yarn shares", "roving shares" and "mixed shares". We also will have full and partial shares. You can purchase more than one share of course! Each share will have a minimum of 2 pounds of processed fiber (either yarn or roving) and will be in different natural colors from the alpaca. We'll limit the number of shares so each person gets a fair share! You will also receive monthly farm email newsletter about the happenings on the farm and be the first to know about special offers from our online store.
Proceeds from the share(s) go back into the farm in the form of feed and care for our animals.
Of course we are a family friendly farm and no animals are harmed to get our "crop". It is much like getting a haircut !!
If you are interested - please contact me. My email/phone can be found at www.AlmaPark.com
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