This month's NEAFP Note is a big one (that's why it took until 2 days left in the month to send). We cover some major improvements on existing products, analyze last month's NEAFP Poll results, and list out all the upcoming fiber collections.
Head to the NEAFP Note: http://eepurl.com/f7CTf
Fall Show and Event season is just around the corner, here's a list of upcoming fiber collections.
Save on Shipping and Handling both ways by having us deliver your order to any of these upcoming shows at no additional charge. Just let us know at checkout you plan on picking it up and at what event and we will deduct the shipping charges. Please place your orders at least 3 days before the start of the event so we can ensure they are packed and ready for you!
10/1 - The Big E Alpaca Show - Springfield, MA
Our booth is setup in the Fiber Nook area with all of our newest products on display. Shelley will be there all day on Saturday, 10/1 for the Alpaca Show to answer any questions as well as run a fiber collection. If you plan on dropping off fiber, give her a call @ 508 642 9313 to arrange a time to drop your fiber off at our trailer.
10/14 - 10/16 - Green Mountain Alpaca Show - Essex Junction, VT
NEAFP will be vending samples of our products at our booth, running a fiber collection, as well as giving a seminar on the current state of the U.S. Alpaca Fiber Industry and your potential role in it. Swing by our booth to coordinate a time to drop your fiber off at our trailer!
10/22 - 10/23 - Empire Alpaca Extravaganza 2011 - Syracuse, NY
Swing by our booth to get your eyes and hands on our newest products, purchase samples, and drop off fiber to save on Shipping and Handling.
11/11 - 11-13 - New England Alpaca Classic Show - Worcester, MA
As we confirm more shows we will be adding them to the list as well sending out an email blast to our NEAFP Note mailing lists.
Have an upcoming event for National Alpaca Farm Day and want to carry quality alpaca products Made in USA from U.S. Grown Alpaca?
There is still plenty of time to stock up before next weekend, September 24th and 25th.
All orders that meet their requirements are shipping from our mill within 1 business day. Use this UPS Ground map to find out when the latest you can place your order and still receive it in time for NAFD.
Let us know in the Customer Notes section at Checkout when you need your order by and we will make sure it gets to you by then!
It seems that our Suggested Retail Pricing list went missing when we moved to the new site.
Thanks for the heads up, it is now available here: http://www.neafp.com/index.php?dispatch=pages.view&page_id=22
As of today it looks like NEAFP is right in Hurricane Irene's path so we just wanted to make a quick note and let everyone know this could slow down our order fulfillment at the beginning of next week. The storm will be hitting us Sunday afternoon and extending through Monday, hopefully as a Tropical Storm or less but we are preparing for all possbilities. All orders placed by 10:30am Friday that meet their requirements will go out same day so if you have any time sensitive events coming up we encourage you to take advantage of this.
We hope all is well in your neck of the woods, if you and your alpaca's are in Irene's path we encourage you to check out these Farm Preparation guides:
North Carolina's Small Farm Prep Guide: Link
Marion County's Hurricane Prep Guide: Link (PDF)
We wish you and your farms the best!
We are happy to announce we will be speaking and running a fiber collection at the upcoming NEAOBA meeting in CT this Saturday, 8/13 from 1 to 4pm.
Save on shipping by letting us haul your fiber back to our mill free of cost! We will also be delivering orders placed before Friday at 12pm. Just let us know at checkout and we will deduct the shipping charges.
Planning on bringing more than 100lbs? Drop us a quick email and let us know so we can plan on which size trailer to bring to the meeting!
Here are the details from NEAOBA:
Connecticut and Rhode Island's NEAOBA Member Potluck Picnic
Event Type: Open House
Instructors: Chris Riley, NEAFP
Location: New England Alpacas
Address: 14 Bethke Road
Zip Code: 06419
Contact Person: Melissa Ferrara
Start Date: 08/13/2011
End Date: 08/13/2011
Description: Open House
Starting at 1:00, join in the summer fun of a NEAOBA sponsored potluck picnic and take this opportunity to socialize with all your fellow Connecticut and Rhode Island alpaca enthusiasts. Also, take this opporunity to drop off your fiber and learn all about the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool. RSVP's REQUESTED. - NEAOBA Website
Everyone here is happy to announce that the new website is up and running! We've been working behind the scenes over the last 6 months to release this new version and are really happy with the results. The new site is much easier to use and straight forward, we expect it to be a big hit with both our new and old customers.
Head here to learn how to easily get started with the new website.
Over the next few days you might stumble across some minor issues, please excuse them as we work to make the transition from the old website as seamless as possible on your end.
If you stumble across a major problem or bug, just let us know @ firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Contact form and we will address it as soon as possible!
NEAFP August Sale 2011
It’s that time again this year to start planning and stocking up for the fall and winter months. If the weather is as unpredictable as it has been so far this year then we can all expect record sales of alpaca products and accessories.
Runs from August 1st until August 31st, 2011
Free Shipping on all orders over $350
5% Discount for all orders over $500 + a free gift as a token of our appreciation!
Both discounts will be calculated on your order after it’s been placed and you will receive a PDF invoice with all the changes shortly there after!
* The 5% discount does not include cases of socks or the alpaca garden fabric.
* Dropped off fiber at Buckeye that you would like to use towards your August sale order? Just let us know in the special instructions box on the order page. Our sorters are working to get your fiber checked in but if it hasn’t already you are still able to take advantage of this sale.
NEAFP has a really exciting month on the horizon so stay tuned for more announcements!
New England Alpaca Fiber Pool Inc.
U.S. Grown, U.S. Made Since 1997