Fiber enthusiasts who frequent regional festivals seek Jessica Anderson out for the ultra-soft
Huacaya Alpaca she processes into natural and hand-dyed yarns and knit products. Her fascination with Alpaca led to the purchase of two females in 2008. They became extremely sociable under her kind and dedicated care in their first home in Frost, MN. As each of the cria were born over the past 11 years the Frosty Acres herd grew along with her reputation as an approachable, successful teacher of knitting and dyeing. The expanding interests of consumers for information about direct purchasing from farms, understanding about fiber and handcrafting, and agri-tourism activities led to Jessica’s involvement as a founder of North Star Farm tour. She was a driver behind the Farm2Fashion Project and donated a significant amount of alpaca fiber to the 2019 Limited-Edition North Star Farm Tour Sock Project. This year the 14 alpacas, cats and dogs moved to a new farm in Bricelyn where the first agri-tourism events have already been held. Crowd-pleasers Sven and friends will travel to Windswept Hill Farm (#8 on the map) for this year’s tour and to attend the private party for the Farm2Fashion Project reveal with the designers, models, and founder of Black Fashion Week.
Alpaca Yarn, hand knit alpaca mittens and Limited-Edition North Star Farm Tour Socks
Activities: See Windswept Hill Farm