I’m all about showcasing how truly wonderful alpaca and merino fibers are to the core and sustainability, large and small scale. In this terribly challenging economy, I’ve become even more passionate about the real meaning of ‘sustainability’ and not just living ‘green’ for the environment, but working smart for our own financial and economical sustainability. – Wendy
Courtesy of Peaceful Prairie Ranch
This weeks Fiber Friday Spotlight features Wendy Dittbrenner owner and operator of Peaceful Prairie Ranch, a 10 acre ranch that is home to 60 Alpacas and 6 merino sheep in the high plains of Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Wendy is excited to announce that this year she will now be offering a Yarn and Fiber C.S.A. (Community Supported Agriculture Shares) to anyone who loves to spin, knit or just wants to own a “piece of the farm”.
Many of us do not have the ability of owning a farm, especially if we live in the city, so to make it feasible to see this dream become a reality, a C.S.A. becomes the next best thing. By purchasing a share of a C.S.A, you are investing into the farm, you are aiding the owner with the feed, the care of their flock and the processing of their fiber and in return you receive fabulous produces for spinning and knitting. This truly is a win-win partnership that brings a small piece of the farm to those who otherwise would not have the ability to own one.
For those interested in this particular C.S.A., you have the ability to purchase one share for $100.00 and in return for your share purchase, you receive $100.00 worth of products, of your choice, from their store. This means for every “share” you purchase, you are entitled to receive either raw fleece, roving, yarn or even a combination of all. You not only will have option of receiving soft Alpaca, but even merino fleece products. Each shareholder will receive their very own certificate of participation, a monthly newsletter, receive special invitations to the C.S.A. members evening at the ranch and be able to participate in the C.S.A. Members Shearing Day Event.
For more information on purchasing your share of Peaceful Prairie Ranch, visit Wendy online or on FaceBook. If you are local in Arizona and want to visit the ranch or interested in purchasing Alpacas, please click here for contact information.