Crawl Stop Feature: Kensington Prairie Farms

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Kensington Prairie Farm is a working farm and home to 52 Huacaya Alpacas and 48 Registered Polled Herefords.  In both breeds, we utilize the best genetics available and breed only our top females to ensure quality offspring.  Poor quality animals are not utilized in our breeding programs.DSC_0217

Alpacas are fleece animals.  Each spring we send a small fleece sample from each alpaca to a testing lab in Australia.  These test results are a valuable stock management tool, which assist us in annual breeding decisions and alpaca shearing preparations.  After shearing, we sort and grade our fleece into six grades, two lengths and twelve colours.  Only the finest fleeces are made into yarn and finished goods.  Course or robust fleece is recycled as hanging basket liners or garden mulch.

The on-farm store is located in the big red barn – right in the middle of every day farming activities.  The store features a broad selection of locally produced and imported alpaca products.  All the raw fleece, roving, yarn, duvet batting, ‘Signature’ woven throws and hand-knit products are produced from fleece harvested from our own alpaca herd.  Additional alpaca products such as clothing, scarves, socks, accessories, slippers and home décor products are imported from Peru.  Surrounded by numerous alpaca paddocks, a visit to the farm store also leads to picture taking and conversations with the alpacas.  Ever a nuisance but always inquisitive, you will likely be met by one of our Muscovy ducks!

Yarn Crawl Hours: Friday: 10am – 5pm; Saturday: 10 – 5pm; Sunday: 10 – 5pmDSC_0024

Special in Store Events:  KPFarm will offer an additional 10% discount (TOTAL 20% discount for crawl passport holders ONLY) on purchases of raw alpaca fleece, roving, yarn and duvet batting.   We invite you to view our latest production of alpaca yarn.  After sorting and grading the fleece post-shearing, we stockpiled until we amassed a record 700 lbs. of premier Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 fleece in a multitude of natural colours.  It took over a year to process this amount of fleece and we are proud to showcase our best yarn ever to discerning knitters participating in Woolith Fair.  Our Spring Sales Event is in full swing and we invite you to browse our large selection of alpaca socks, accessories, clothing and home decor products.

Owner: Catherine Simpson

Store Address: 1736 248 Street, Langley, BC V4W 2C3

Store Phone: 604-626-4395

Website: www.kpfarm.com

Parking: There is lots of parking at the store and plenty of paved and grassed areas for alpaca viewing!

 

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