In this issue:
We received 2+ feet of snow Monday night through Wednesday morning but are happy to report we are back open today 1/29/2015. We will be working through the orders that built up over the last few days and will begin shipping again today.
All of New England and much of New York are still under snow so there may be some shipping delays due to the storm.
Thank you all for another record breaking year in fiber coming in and U.S. alpaca products going out to farms across the country. The year over year growth you're experiencing on the individual level is reverberating throughout the rest of the industry. We are very grateful for your support and look forward to growing with you in the years to come.
Chris and Shelley Riley
& the entire NEAFP Team!
Survival - Large back on website Our first batch of Survival Socks - Size Large arrived yesterday and are in the process of being finished and labeled now. They are back on the website and can be ordered.
Socks on back order will begin shipping out this afternoon (12/17) in the order they were placed.
New orders placed today will begin shipping out Thursday, 12/18 in chronological order.
There is a very high demand for these socks and we will be working as fast as humanly possible to get them on their way to you. Please keep this in mind while placing your orders. As our initial shipment is limited, we may reduce the amount ordered for the next couple of days to ensure we can get these socks in as many farm's hands as possible. There are several more pallets on their way to us and our inventory will be back to normal by the beginning of next week.
Thank you very much and Happy Holidays!
Our Sale has ended, Thank you!
Get all the latest info from our November NEAFP Note: Free Shipping Sale & New Alpaca Fleece Throw
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Each year we participate as a vendor in many alpaca shows scattered across the country and are happy to haul your fiber back to our mill for free. We also deliver orders for free to shows we are attending as a vendor, just place your order at least a week before the event and save on shipping costs both ways!
Upcoming Fiber Collections @ Events for 2014
Green Mountain Alpaca Show - October 18th & 19th, 2014
Essex Junction, VT
Empire Alpaca Extravaganza - October 25th & 26th 2014
VAOBA Alpaca Expo - December 6th & 7th 2014
CAROLINA Alpaca Celebration - February 21st & 22nd 2015
Download our Fiber Collection Guide for all the information needed to participate in an upcoming Fiber Collection at an Alpaca Show.
All Stock Up SALE promotions will automatically be applied to your shopping cart once it qualifies. Have fiber in the queue? Not a problem! Take advantage of the sale now and let us know what collection your fiber is in the queue from. This sale will run from July 27th until August 10th, 2014 11:59pm EST. The 5% OFF discount will not be applied to socks already receiving the case price discount. This sale cannot be combined with other promotions. This sale can only be applied to items currently in stock.
Read the complete NEAFP Note announcement here: http://eepurl.com/ZNF_b
Our latest NEAFP Note is now out reminding everyone that our Trucking Dates for our Regional Collection points are fast approaching and to showcase some improvements we've made to the High Calf Boot Sock.
For all the info and a sneak peak at the sock head to the complete newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/YPGVf
Chris of NEAFP will be speaking at the upcoming Camelid Community's Fiber as Business Conference this August 9th and 10th in Wooster, Ohio.
More info about the event:
As both alpaca and llama farms have begun to take more interest in the fiber side of raising their animals, many are confused about where to start. If you are wondering how to generate an income flow from all that gorgeous fiber walking around in your pasture, Camelid Community’s “Fiber as Business” conference August 9–10 can provide you with the tools you need to make some money with your fiber. Based on Camelid Community’s earlier survey, we know many llama and alpaca owners are eager to do just that.
Held at the Shisler Center in Wooster, Ohio, the conference will answer questions such as: What can I do with my fiber? How can I do it? Now that I’ve got something, how do I make money with it? After I make money, how do I keep the IRS happy? In short, you will learn the whole process from what to do after you shear your animals all the way to how to put your fiber profits in the bank and not give it all to the IRS.
We want to provide fleece producers throughout the camelid industry the information they need in order to benefit from the services currently available in the industry. We know one size doesn’t fit all and are confident the range of options presented during the weekend will help you find the possibilities that might work for you. We want you to be able to create your own fiber business plan no matter how large or small and no matter what type of alpacas or llamas you have. - Full Press Release
We are happy to announce the opening of 3 new fiber collection points around the country. The new collection points are open in: New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Each collection point has a trucking deadline so be sure to coordinate your fiber drop off before it's scheduled to be shipped to NEAFP.
Head to the Fiber Collection section for all the details needed on successfully submitting your fiber to a regional collection point.
Gordon Long of NEAOBA will be running a fiber collection for NEAFP at the NEAOBA Members Picnic at Juniper Knoll Farm in Belmont, NH on June 22nd, 2014. This is a great opportunity for New England farms to get fiber to us for next to nothing, have lunch with other alpaca farmers from New England, and speak with Gordon about NEAOBA.
NEAOBA is charging a nominal service fee of running the collection of $5 for NEAOBA Members, $25 for non members. This is a flat rate, not per bag of fiber submitted. You can bring as much fiber as you would like!
NEAOBA is asking for people to RSVP for this event by June 20th, 2014 - you can RSVP by emailing EVENTS@NEAOBA.ORG .
This collection is open to farms submitting fiber to be entered into the fiber bank as well as fiber submitted to our 2014 Fiber Purchasing Program.
This collection is not eligible for free order delivery.
Hosted by Tom and Gail Garfield
of Juniper Knoll Farm
307 Bean Hill Rd.
Belmont, NH 03220
Our new Irish Cable Afghan is a beautiful addition to our product catalog.
The whole family including your pets will want to curl up with our new soft and cozy afghan. We used a Cable Knit stitch with a Celtic Irish knot pattern that you can view in detail in the closeup product image. The yarn and knit pattern were designed to provide superior warmth and hand without the bulkiness and excessive weight associated with natural fiber blankets. It's generously sized at 70" by 56" to be shared with a loved one on a frosty day spent inside.
NEAFP's office and mill will be closed 12/24 through 12/27 and again 12/31 and 1/1 for New Years.
All support and orders will be processed as they came in while we were on Holiday break.
Thank you all for your conitnued support and business.