Meadowview Alpaca Farm
At Meadowview Alpaca Farm, we raise alpacas for their beautiful fibre. Alpacas produce a fibre (wool) that is very soft, durable, extremely warm and hypo-allergenic. This luxurious wool is similar to cashmere in softness and several times warmer than sheep’s wool, making it ideally suited to our cold winter climate. It is also very resistant making it a long wearing fabric. Alpaca is used to make unique and very soft, comfortable clothing.
At our farm we focus on a breeding program for alpacas with the objective of growing quality fibre. Our shearing and skirting practices have been fine-tuned to select only the best fibre which is then processed and developed into handmade value-added products with the help of talented local artisans.
Meadowview Alpaca Farm is the largest alpaca farm in northern Ontario and one of the largest in the province. Our 200 alpacas produce approximately 600 lbs. of raw fibre per year. Local artisans and members of our Mennonite community then proceed to use the age-old practices of knitting and weaving. Some knit hats, mitts, shawls, scarves and more, some from yarns that are hand dyed here on the farm. Others prefer to weave scarves, shawls and even rugs. Most of these are ‘one of a kind’ products. We also have some fibre processed into socks, while still more is handmade into duvets and pillows, representing a wide selection of farm-based products.
New this year as we have invested in a needle felting machine; we will have felted products such as hats, slippers, and scarves and purses. These products will be original and of high quality.
#32 Desjardins Hall