Pauley Alpaca Company
4220 Eastwood Rd SE, Rochester, MN 55904 | 507-316-1727 | www.pauleyalpacacompany.com
We welcome you to join us at our farm less than 5 miles from downtown Rochester. You can experience some of the joy we receive from raising alpacas, mini horses, fainting goats, chickens, cats, and a duck. We have yarn and roving made from our herd, as well as other alpaca clothing in our gift shop. If fiber isn't your thing, you will enjoy the working blacksmith shop.
Prairie Haven Farm
6565 W 270th St, New Prague, MN 56071| 612-758-4128
Prairie Haven Farm is a sixth generation Century Farm. We will have a discussion of "Sheep 101" for anyone that may be contemplating having sheep in their life. We have sixty years experience with horses and there will be a discussion about having horses in your life as well. There will be several fiber demonstrations going on during the days and fiber vendors as well as a wood craftsman. There will be Dutch Oven cooking demonstrations as well as a food stand featuring lamb. Breakfast sandwiches will be available for early attendees.
Prairie Plum Farm
42443 120th St, Mabel, MN 55854 | 715-220-1183|
My farmlet is in bluff country, where I integrate my sheep raising with fruit and nut trees using rotational grazing. I coat the majority of my sheep to minimize thistles, burrs, and hay chaff in the sheeps' fleeces. I sell breeding stock and pet wethers to young 4Hers and folks of all ages interested in using cute and personable animals to replace gas-powered mowers for maintaining yards, orchards and vineyards.
Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing & Farm
18495 Goodwin Avenue, Hastings, MN 55033| 651-485-7916 |
Tour the oldest full-service custom fiber processing mill in MN on this beautiful, diversified fiber farm nestled along the Vermillion River. Expect to be greeted by extremely friendly Boer Goats, Shetland Sheep, and Alpaca in a range of gorgeous colors. Owner Rachel Boucher offers customers a popular fiber CSA and stocks the on-farm store with raw fiber, roving, luxurious yarns, garments & rugs woven on site. The concepts of locally-grown, artisan-handcrafted doesn’t get more local than to visit a place that masters every step of the process. This artisan mill is an invaluable partner to shepherds who produce small or large quantities of fiber each year and otherwise would have few options for processing. Check the website for details about custom processing and check Rach-Al-Paca’s farm site on northstartfarmtour.com for the special demonstration schedule during tour weekend. Fiber artist Jessica Matz will be here demonstrating hand spinning & have her yarns & goat milk soaps for sale.
Red Gate Alpaca Farm
111751 Dundas Road, Dundas, MN 55019| 612-501-9161 |
We are a Suri Alpaca farm just outside Northfield , MN alongside the Cannon River. We have alpaca products, crias(babies) show animals, and lots of alpaca wisdom. We really enjoy teaching people about these wonderful animals!
Come to learn, shop, enjoy and fall in love!