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.
We wanted to let everyone know that as we move into the Holiday rush we are experiencing a tremendous increase in volume of orders coming in and fiber arriving daily at the mill. We take pride in our order processing and fulfillment time but due to this increase in volume there might be a slight slow down of 1 extra business day in our normal turn around time.
We ask that you get your time sensitive orders placed as soon as possible to ensure ample time for them to be processed, packed and shipped out to you.
Here is a UPS Ground Transit Time Map to help you plan when to get those orders in:
NEAFP's office and mill will also be closed on the following days: 11/28 & 11/29 for Thanksgiving, 12/24 to 12/29 for Christmas Break, and 12/31 and 1/1 for New Years.
Thank you for taking this into account while getting your final holiday orders in for 2013!
We received a partial shipment from our manufacturer so we have a limited amount of Snowflake Earflap Beanies.
The Snowflake Earflaps are available in White, Fawn, and Brown colors.
Before placing your next order check out our new resource, Current Color Inventory. At the beginning of each week we update the PDF with what's available in each item, size, and color. This new resource will help you manage your color requests when placing your order and also to manage your colors expectations on what colors will be available in each item.
Need some last minute additions for your upcoming open house? We can help.
NEAFP is shipping all orders that meet their requirements (payment + fiber) within 1 business day of receiving them so get your orders in this weekend to ship for NAFD! Use the above UPS Ground time table map to determine your best shipping option. Just mention during checkout that you need your order by NAFD and we will get it out to you a.s.a.p.! If by chance your shipping choice won't reach you in time, we will contact you with your best options so your package makes it there before your open house visitors!
Our new Diamond Cut Scarf is a truly one of a kind item that you won't find anywhere else. We've matched fine U.S. alpaca fiber with a unique design to make a scarf that stands out in the crowd. The scarf is extremely long and can be wrapped countless ways to suit any occasion, it measures approximately 100" x 8". This is a unique item for the 2013 Fall and Winter season and will be sold in limited quantities until our inventory is depleted.
Available @ Fiber Pricing and Wholesale pricing today!
We are happy to announce the addition of our new Alpaca Beanie. It's available in some amazing colors: Moss Green, Egyptian Blue, Hunter Orange, Crimson Red, and Simply Sage.
These alpaca beanies are available in 3 packs at both Fiber and Wholesale pricing today!
Classic Watch Caps are now available in dyed colors too!
All Dyed products are available in limited quantities while inventory lasts.
Our office and mill will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the 4th of July holiday. We will be back open on Monday July 8th.
We wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th weekend!