From the field to the market: Local farm turns raw fiber into yarn, felt
Alan and Rachel Boucher haven’t always raised alpacas. In fact, their farm, Rach-Al-Paca Farm southwest of Hastings, is only about 10 years old.
The couple first saw alpacas at a fair in Massachusetts, where they used to live. They moved to Hastings in 2002, saw the alpacas again, and decided to buy their own with the intent to keep it to use the fiber. But as they did their research on the market, they found that they could help the alpaca industry in another way.
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