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Organic Hudson Valley
magazine pays a visit
to Faraway Farm
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Organic Hudson Valley magazine

Leda is featured in
Alpaca Culture magazine
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Orlando Cloud Standing Stud at Faraway Farm

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Gray Alpaca Company on one of the world’s most renowned gray herdsires, Emerald Farm’s Orlando Cloud. Orlando, himself a five-time champion, has offspring that have won more than 80 championships! In 2012 and 2013, Orlando was awarded MAPACA Herdsire of the Year, based on his offspring’s winnings. This male is spectacular and we look forward to the many beautiful crias he will sire for our customers and our farm.

Faraway Farm Featured on
The Martha Stewart Show!

Faraway Farm was featured on The Martha Stewart Show in October 2010.

Martha Stewart’s crew spent two days filming a wide variety of scenes including feeding and care, shearing, and the creation of an alpaca garment from fleece to finished product. Faraway Farm’s owners, Leda Blumberg and Steve Cole were interviewed about alpaca history, breeding, fiber characteristics and what it is like to raise alpacas. Faith Perkins, of Quarry Ridge Alpacas, demonstrated carding, spinning and knitting. Leda also appeared with Martha before a live studio audience, presenting Faraway Farm's yarns, alpaca garments, throws and handmade toys. View segment now.

Just Released! Children's Book Featuring Faraway Farm's Alpacas.
Here I Am! book cover

Here I Am: Alpacas in America, features many photographs of Faraway Farm's alpacas, including the cover girl, Afternoon Delight.  This educational, easy-to-read children's book written by Amy Kefauver is filled with beautiful photos — see newborn crias, alpacas being shorn, and a myriad of other images depicting irresistible alpacas. You can purchase Here I Am through our online farm store or by calling us at 914 962.2110.

Marimba wins the blues at both
'09 Spring Shows

We are thrilled that our beautiful yearling, Quarry Ridge Marimba, won blue ribbons at the 2009 North American Alpaca Show and the Northeast Alpaca Expo. The North American is one the most competitive shows in the US with over 1,200 alpacas from around the country. The Northeast Alpaca Expo is a new show and it was well attended by 650 alpacas.

Judges commented on the fineness and uniformity of Marimba’s fleece, its incredibly soft handle, and her excellent fiber coverage. They also liked her picture perfect conformation and beautiful, delicate head. (In halter classes, alpacas are judged on their fleece qualities and their conformation. Winning fleece needs to be fine, uniform, dense and crimpy.)

Faraway Farm's Quarry Ridge Marimba wins blue ribbons at '09 North American Alpaca Show and '09 Northeast Alpaca Expo


Faraway Farm on front page of Journal NewsJournal News features Faraway Farm. Read the article.         
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Westchester magazine Westchester magazine interviews Leda about Faraway Farm's alpacas. Read the interview.
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Wondering what its like to own alpacas? Read about our first year in The Pet Gazette.
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Read about our experience on The Martha Stewart Show in this article from The Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association newsletter.
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Images and Impressions features Faraway Farm in their latest edition. Read the article.
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More magazine features Faraway Farm in website slideshow!

Leda and Faraway Farm in More magazine

To launch a new section on their website, More magazine is featuring a slideshow about Leda's first year raising alpacas. See it here.

Many New Items in Our Store!

Zingaro

Visit our farm store – in person or online – to see our great selection of alpaca items.

We have adorable handmade dolls, luxuriously soft throws and a wide range of garments – many that are suitable for a summer evening.

Limited editions of Leda’s photographs are now available for sale in our store.