Maple View Farm will be at the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival

September 27th, 2022

It’s finally time for the Vermont Sheep & Wool & Festival this weekend Oct 1st and 2nd. We have alpaca yarn, including our DTS fleck yarn, as well as lots of other great alpaca products. The festival is located at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Gates open at 10am both days. Hope to see you there!  For more information, check out vtsheepandwoolfest.com.

USPS Holiday Surcharges Starting October 2

September 19th, 2022

Ahead of the holiday season, USPS announced a temporary shipping rate increase that will be in effect from October 2 through January 22.  This temporary increase is similar to past years, affecting Priority Mail, which we use for most of our packages to customers. We will continue to compare to UPS and FedEx and mail accordingly.

Maple View Farm will be at the Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival

September 19th, 2022

It’s time for the Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival this weekend Sept 24th and 25th. We have alpaca yarn, including our DTS fleck yarn, as well as lots of other great alpaca products. The festival is located at 392 Old Schuylerville Rd, Greenwich, NY. Gates open at 10am both days. Hope to see you there!  For more information, check out https://www.adkwoolandarts.com

Vermont Fiber Mill (and Ed) on the Local News!

August 30th, 2022

Yesterday we hosted an excursion for a group of participants in the International Workshop on Agritourism being held in Burlington this week.  They engaged with the alpacas, toured the mill and even did a FeltLOOM project.  NBC channel 5 stopped by and interviewed a few people including Ed and it aired on the news last night!  https://www.mynbc5.com/article/vermont-host-to-international-workshop-on-agritourism/41022108

Great Northern Yarn Haul July 8 – July 31

June 28th, 2022

Maple View Farm Alpacas will again participate in the Great Northern Yarn Haul from July 8-Ju;y 31. The GNYH is a self-guided tour across the beautiful northern New England States of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine for knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers and fiber artists. Plan your adventure and be sure to include Maple View Farm Alpacas!  Here’s the info you need to plan your Great Northern Yarn Haul 2022 adventure! 

* Each shop/farm on the Yarn Haul will have passports available for you when you visit or you can print your own.

* Passports have contact information for each stop on the Yarn Haul. You’ll need to check open hours/schedule an appointment before you begin your fiber-adventure.

* Have each shop/farm mark your passport. Purchase is not required to receive a mark on your passport.

* Again this year, the Yarn Haul is open to online shopping as well. If you purchase from a shop via their website (either for a shipped order, or curbside pick-up) please indicate that you are participating in the Yarn Haul, and they’ll include something (a sticker, business card, etc.) that will count as the mark on your passport.

*Instructions for submitting your passport are printed on the passport.

Good luck, yarn haulers!

Be sure to check our website for appointment hours and visitor COVID protocols. Visiting the Farm & Store.

If you will be participating virtually, please visit our online farm store at Maple View Alpacas Farm Store.

Production Cycles are Full thru 2022

April 16th, 2021

Thank you all for keeping us steadily busy!

The mill works with production cycles and we take reservations for those.  We are full for the remainder of 2021 as well as into 2022.  That being said, things do change so feel free to check with us about availability for a future slot.

If you want roving, rug yarn or batts (jobs that are just wash, pick, card), we accept a limited number of jobs for our work-in list. We work these jobs in when we are backed up at the spinner. Email vtfibermill@gmail.com if you are interested.  Jobs larger than 20 lb and/or wanting other services, like spinning, dyeing, separating or felting should be scheduled in a cycle.

If you would like a recommendation for a mill that may be able to accept your fiber, please email us at vtfibermill@gmail.com.

USPS Rate Increase

January 26th, 2021

Sorry everyone … USPS rates increased again on Sunday affecting Priority Mail, which we use for most of our packages to customers. We will continue to compare to UPS and FedEx and mail accordingly.

Virtual Holiday Open House for 2020

November 16th, 2020

Every year since we got alpacas in 2002 we have had a Holiday Open House on the farm, but sadly not this year. If you are still hoping to give those favorite alpaca socks or some other product we have in the store, you are welcome to stop by (appointment only and you must follow Vermont’s quarantine and testing requirements – check out our Visit page) or safely order online at our store. Most of our products are available thru our online store, but if you can’t find something you are looking for, please email us at mvfalpacas@gmail.com. Every few days thruout the season we’ll post suggestions of alpaca items available for gift giving, both for yourself and others!

Maple View Farm will be at the 3rd Annual Boston Farm & Fiber Festival

January 18th, 2020

Maple View Farm Alpacas will once again be at the 3rd Annual Boston Farm & Fiber Festival on February 9 from 10 am – 5 pm at the Boston Public Market at 100 Hanover St Boston.  We have a good supply of our yarn spun at VT Fiber Mill and other New England products.  For more info: hhttps://www.newenglandfarmtofiber.com/events-1/3rd-annual-boston-farm-fiber-festival-2020ttp://www.easternstatesexposition.com/p/fiberfestival

Holiday Open House is Just Around the Corner!

November 5th, 2019

Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio and Maple View Farm Alpacas will host its annual holiday open house on November 30 and December 1 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Guests are invited to learn about alpacas, raised for breeding as well as their luxurious fiber. Visit the fiber mill and see a demonstration of the FeltLOOM, used to create felt fabric.  Then browse the farm store for great holiday gifts made from luxurious alpaca. It’s always a fun weekend!

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