Fiber Collection

There are several ways to get your fiber to NEAFP.

Collection at Events * Regional Collection Points * Shipping Fiber * Collection Sort Status

 

Fiber Collection at Events

NEAFP runs Fiber Collections at Alpaca Shows and Events we are attending as a vendor.

We also deliver orders for free to shows we are attending, just place your order one week in advance and select "Pickup @ Event" as your shipping option.

 

2022 Upcoming Event Fiber Collections

 

Stay tuned as more shows are added throughout the year!

2021 Event Collection

Acceptable Fiber:

Huacaya and Suri: Blanket, Neck, & Upper Leg

 

FIBER COLLECTION SORT STATUS

Updated 12/03/2021

As regional and event collections are delivered to NEAFP they will enter the sort queue.

Each collection will be sorted through in the order they are received and we keep this space updated so farms can get an idea of where their farm's fiber sits in the queue.

 

Fiber U Event Collection - Sorting Now, 12/3/2021

PA Collections #2 and #3 - Quarry Critters + Bent Limb -

On Sorting Deck Delivered to NEAFP 8/19/2021

Minnesota Regional Collection - Delivered to NEAFP 8/25/2021

NY #1, NY #2, and PA #4 (Soulshine) - Delivered to NEAFP 9/9/2021

WI Collection - Delivered to NEAFP 9/30/21

WA State Collection - Delivered to NEAFP 10/15/21

KY Collection - Delivered to NEAFP 10/15/21

Showtacular Alpaca Show - Syracuse, NY - Delivered to NEAFP 11/02/21

CALPACA / CA Collection - Preparing for Delivery to NEAFP, 12/3/2021

 

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Maine & New Hampshire Regional Collections - All Reports Out, 12/3/2021

PA Collection #1 - Rainbow Mountain Alpacas - Complete, 11/14/2021

Connecticut Regional Collection - Complete 11/10/21

Virginia Regional Collection - Complete 9/25/2021

2021 Parade of Champions Auction - Sort Complete 7/21/21 , Reports Out

WI Regional Collection - Complete 2/23/2021, All Reports Out

WA State Collection - Complete 1/14/2021

PA Regional Collection - Complete 12/24/20

KY Regional Collection - Complete, 11/05/20

NY #2 Regional Collection -  Sort Complete, 10/5/20

NY #1 (Western) Regional Collection - Complete 9/15/20

Ohio Regional Collection - Complete 8/27/2020

Connecticut Regional Collection - Complete 8/22/2020

 

 

Regional Collection Points

 

Each year alpaca farms volunteer to be regional fiber drop-offs so area farms can get their fiber out of the field and into production.

Compared to farms mailing small lots of fiber individually, utilizing regional collections is a more economically feasible option.

NEAFP will arrange transportation for the collected fiber once the drop-off window has closed.

Our goal is to open regional collections around the country wherever there is enough demand.

 

2021 Regional Collection

Acceptable Fiber:

Huacaya and Suri: Blanket, Neck, & Upper Leg

 

 

2021 Update: Regional Collection Transportation Fee

To help offset growing transportation costs, we are implementing a $10 transportation fee per 50 lbs submitted using Regional Collection Points for 2021.

Fiber Transportation Fee Rate Example Table

(based on incoming weight)

1 to 50 lbs = $10

51 to 100 lbs = $20

101 to 150 lbs = $30

151 to 200 lbs = $40

The transportation fee applies to incoming weight and will be invoiced to each farm once their fiber has been sorted through by NEAFP.

The transportation fee will help offset the growing costs of running the collections and give us the resources to expand them in the future.

The Fiber Transportation Fee is waived for all host farms running regional collections and fiber drop-offs.

 

2021 Regional Collection Points

CA * KY * PA * CT * WA * MA * NY * VA * WIMN * ME * NH

Stay tuned as more collections are confirmed and added!

 

CALIFORNIA

Sierra Rose Alpacas

Cynthia Kuhlmann

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Sept 15th - October 17th, 2021

**FIBER MUST BE BOXED

FOR THIS COLLECTION**

By Appointment Only

Email: cynthia@sierrarosealpacas.com

Address:

15895 Greenhorn Rd.

Grass Valley, CA 95945

Google Map Directions

Farm Website

VIRGINIA

Poplar Hill Alpacas

Patty & Les Fuller

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

CLOSED FOR 2021, Thank you!

By Appointment

Phone: 540-953-0439

Email: alpacas@poplarhill.com

Address:

2621 Mount Tabor Road

Blacksburg, VA 24060

Google Map Directions

Farm Website

PENNSYLVANIA

Alpacas of Sunshine Farm

Catherine and Don Hines

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed for 2021, Thank you!

By Appointment

Call or Text: 570-575-1230

Email: alpacasofsunshinefarm@juno.com

Address:

2312 East Lake Road

New Milford, PA 18834

Google Map Directions

https://www.alpacasofsunshinefarm.com/

Bent Limb Farm

Pam Ellenberger

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed for 2021, Thank you!

By Appointment

Phone: 484-797-2263

Email: Bentlimbfarm@gmail.com

Address:

592 Stone Hill Road

Shoemakersville, PA 19555

Google Map Directions

https://www.bentlimbfarm.com/

 

Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch

Julie Wysong

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed for 2021

By Appointment

Phone: 717-359-9989

Email: Juliesalpacas@gmail.com

Address:

580 Basehoar Rd

Littlestown, PA 17340

Google Map Directions

https://www.quarrycrittersalpacas.com/

Rainbow Mountain Alpacas

Diane Sheesley

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed June 25th for 2021, Thank you!

By Appointment

Phone: 814-939-7079

Email: rainbowmtalpaca@yahoo.com

Address:

2368 Saint John Rd.

Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Google Map Directions

Farm Website

NEW YORK

Northwoods Alpacas

Belinda Grant

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed for 2021, Thank you!

By Appointment

Phone: 585-409-3533

Email: info@northwoodsalpacas.com

Address:

6499 N Lake Rd

Bergen, NY 14416

Google Map Directions

www.northwoodsalpacas.com

Tartan Acres LLC

Ken Clark

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed for 2021, Thank you!

By Appointment

Phone: 315-729-9358

Email: tartanacres_2001@verizon.net

Address:

707 Houghton Hill Road

Homer, NY 13077

Google Map Directions

https://tartanacres.com/

MAINE

Misty Acres Alpaca Farm

Connie Laliberte

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed for 2021, Thank you!

By Appointment

Phone: 207-547-2268

Email: cllaliberte@roadrunner.com

Address:

3071 West River Rd.

Sidney, ME 04330

Google Map Directions

https://mistyacresalpaca.com/

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Westlake Farm

James Westlake-Toms

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed for 2021, Thank you!

By Appointment

Phone: 612-310-9626

Email: Jswt3@aol.com

Address:

12 Davis Rd

Sanbornton, NH 03269

Google Map Directions

Westlake Farm Facebook

CONNECTICUT

Morning Beckons Farm

Vern and Julie Butler

Closed June 15th for 2021, Thank you!

Email: julie@morningbeckonsfarm.com

860-821-0627

Address:

343A Sand Dam Rd

Thompson, CT 06277

Google Map Directions

http://morningbeckons.com/

MINNESOTA

Foggy Bottom Alpacas

Barb Bender

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed for 2021, Thank you!

By Appointment

Phone: 763-458-3118

Email: barb@foggybottomfarms.net

Address:

3499 305TH AVE NW

Isanti, MN 55040

Google Map Directions

http://www.foggybottomalpacas.com/

WISCONSIN

Marshview Honey and Alpaca Farm

Jim and Karen Hesprich

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed for 2021, Preparing for Transport

By Appointment

Call or Text: 920-517-8156

Address:

W4343 Wild Goose Rd.

Waupun, WI 53963

Google Map Directions

Marshview Alpaca Farm Facebook

MASSACHUSETTS

NEAFP Mill

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Year-round - Tuesday through Friday

By Appointment

Phone: 508-659-6731

Email: support@neafp.com

Address:

115 N. 7th St.

Fall River, MA 02720

WASHINGTON STATE

La Vida Alpacas - Tahoma Vista Fiber Mill

Jean Van Effen

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed, Preparing for Transport

By Appointment

Phone: (360) 894-1273

Email: info@tahomavistafibermill.com

Address:

15631 159th Ln SE

Yelm, WA 98597

Google Map Directions

tahomavistafibermill.com

KENTUCKY

Round House Alpaca Farm

Sheryl Fisher

2021 Fiber Submission Window:

Closed, Preparing for Transport

By Appointment

Phone: 859-234-0988

Email: roundhousealpacafarm@outlook.com

Address:

470 Boyers Chapel Road

Sadieville, KY 40370

Google Map Directions

2021 Regional Collection Point Links:

KY * PA * CT * WA * MA * NY * VA * WIMN * ME * NH

Stay tuned as more collections are confirmed and added!

 


 

Shipping Fiber directly to NEAFP

All fiber shipped to NEAFP must be properly identified with either a Fiber Bank Deposit slip, Fiber Purchase Program Slip, or the Order Invoice the fiber is allocated to.

This way we can get your fiber sorted and checked into your account as fast as possible

Shipping Address (Commercial):

NEAFP

115 N. Seventh St.

Fall River, MA 02720

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In our experience, the two best options for shipping fiber are USPS and UPS.

For packages under 25 lbs, USPS - Priority or Retail Ground are the most affordable options with the current DIM Weight changes implemented by all major parcel shippers.

To get the very best price on USPS, we recommend you create your shipping label through the USPS website and print it at home. This will also allow you to skip the line at the post office or arrange for it to be picked up.

For larger fiber shipments over 25 lbs and containing several boxes, UPS Ground becomes more economical but it is important for every farm to explore their options and find the very best bang for their buck.

With the changes to dimensional weight factoring into the shipping cost, it's critical to reduce the volume of your shipment by compressing your fiber.

All excess air should be removed from each fiber bag to reduce the size of your box as much as physically possible.

Each box mailed in should be practically bursting at the seams, just be sure to reinforce the edges so it makes it during transit.