Adorable, low-impact, sustainable, and local. What could be better? Alpaca fiber is as soft as cashmere, hypoallergenic and warmer than wool. It wicks moisture well so those cozy alpaca socks are even suitable in the summer. We raise our alpacas for their fiber (fleece), which is shorn once a year in April or May and then we work all year to make yarn and handmade products from this fiber. A couple times a year we take our alpacas on the local show circuit. The judges seem to like both our fiber and our animals as the collection of ribbons is growing. Despite the ribbons, we get the greatest enjoyment when our customers come back and tell us how much they love their alpaca products!
Check out our Schedule Below. Plan your visit now!
Our open dates are quite limited this time of year due to all the activities that our kids have chosen. Our sincere apologies if you miss us. We do hope to find a time when you can visit. If you drive by and we are not open and nobody is outside, please call before stopping, just in case we are having quiet family time.
Alpaca Farm Days. September 28 & 29, 2019.
On alpaca farm days we feature "Pet an Alpaca!"
You may Pet an Alpaca, get a selfie and meet them up close and personal at 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4 pm both days.
Spinners are scheduled to demonstrate the art of spinning alpaca fiber into yarn.
Loads of alpaca information available as well as farm tours and a huge array of sustainable alpaca products!
Please check back often as more dates are added.
Additional weekend and possible evening dates will be spontaneously announced on our FaceBook page.
Summer is here, but what is up with the weather?
The baby Alpaca has Arrived! An adorable little white male. Born on May 25, 2019. Can you believe that his mama was pregnant for 375 days? Here on the farm we call him Bingo! He just received his official registered name: Ba-Da Bingo Sundrop's Fancy Free.
We can accommodate special requests, send us a message or give us a call (607) 227-8458 and we may be able to open the store just for you!
We recently brought in a super-rare surprise. TWIN alpacas. The boys are already a year old and are on the farm as buddies for Sundance. These twins do have registered names, but their nicknames are Bert and Ernie.
656 E 1000 North Road, Bement, IL 61813
Follow our Facebook page to catch our store hours.
We are often around, so if you see us, stop in and we will open the store for you.
Stock up on yarn!
In the summer your knitters love to stay busy, we have a large selection of 100% USA alpaca yarns. We stock handspun yarn as well as mill-spun yarn. Grab some for yourself or your favorite knitter/crocheter for some happy project time. I personally enjoy knitting with super-soft local yarns while the kids enjoy ball games and practice. We focus on creating the best possible quality from local alpaca fiber.
Super-soft and amazing rugs made from our fiber. Truly an indulgence. Worth every penny. 100% USA made.
Check out the socks that we have available at Monticello Mercantile in Monticello, Illinois!
We also have product at The Vault Art Gallery in Tuscola!
Are you interested in having more events? A Canvas and Corks event, an alpaca seminar, an arts and crafts seminar? Drop us an e-mail to let us know. If there is enough interest, we can make it happen!
We love guests. Give us a call at 607-227-8458 to arrange a tour or special visit.
Weekends work best and we give free weekend
tours when we are here.
Group tours on a weekday
are not available.
While we build our customer base, we are giving away alpaca manure.
We do accept financial donations toward the care and feeding of the alpacas.
How was your garden this year? Consider using alpaca manure as fertilizer.
Manure can be added directly to the garden without harming your plants!