Holiday Shopping at the Farm

November 18th, 2022

The farm store will be open for holiday shopping on Saturdays and Sundays 11/26-27, 12/3-4 and 12/10-11 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-3:30 pm.  Appointments are required for other times.  And, of course, you can 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 We have soft, beautiful alpaca items available for gift giving, both for yourself and others!   We have some new items and those ever popular items, like alpaca socks.  Shop early as quantities are limited for many items.

Maple View Farm will be at the the Fiber Festival of New England

October 19th, 2022

It will soon be time for the Fiber Festival of New England, hosted at the Eastern States Exposition on November 5th and 6th in Springfield, MA and Maple View Farm Alpacas will be there!  We’re looking forward to it and will have our fleck yarn as well as lots of other great alpaca products. For more information, check out


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

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

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!

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.

New USPS Package Fees went into Effect 4/4/22

April 8th, 2022

USPS announced two new fees that went into effect this week. Packages over 2 cubic feet in volume will incur fees between $16.50 to $19 on top of the cost of shipping.  This will affect larger packages, particularly fiber and yarn, and makes UPS Ground and FedEx Ground more viable for shipments 2 cubic feet or more.

Here is an example of a 2 Cubic Foot box
      18″ x 15″ x 12.5″        3375 cubic inches

USPS Dimensional Noncompliance Fee

Shipments that are over 1 cubic feet or have a length greater than 22″ that are shipped with missing dimensions or incorrect dimensions will be charged an additional $1.50 noncompliance fee.
Shipments over 2 cubic feet (cubic volume exceeds 3456 inches) then the $1.50 noncompliance fee will automatically apply as well.

USPS Non Standard Fee

The USPS Non Standard Fee has a few more layers to unpack. Essentially, packages that exceed a certain dimensional threshold will incur an additional fee in addition to the postage.

  • Parcels that are longer than 22 inches but less than 30 inches will see a $4.00 surcharge.
  • Parcels that exceed 30 inches in length will incur a $15.00 surcharge.
  • Parcels that measure greater than 2 cubic (3456 cubic inches) feet will also see a $15.00 fee added.

It’s more important than ever to compare your shipping options to get the very best price. For packages over 16x12x12, compare UPS Ground, FedEx, and the new USPS Rates including the new fees to find your most economical rate.

New Rugs are Here!

January 18th, 2022

A new supply of our handwoven rugs are finally here!  Many sizes and color options, including 2’x3′, 3’x5′, 4’x6′ and runners of various lengths.  These gorgeous handwoven rugs are made from alpaca fiber from our farm in Vermont. They will become an heirloom, treasured for their beauty and durability.  The alpaca fiber is spun around a core, which gives the rug years of durability and allows it to be reversible. Each rug is unique.  Check them all out at our online 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 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