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MINI FIBER FESTIVAL at My Manakin Market

THIS SATURDAY, May 11th, from 9am – 1pm at My Manakin Market, 68 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA Bob will bring our pretty little Maggie to the MMM so that she can “Release her Fleece”. MMM is hosting a Mini Fiber Festival this Saturday. Be sure to join Bob along with these fine local fiber […]

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The First Annual Powhatan Festival of Fiber

Join Andersons Alpacas of Virginia and dozens of other Fiber Farmers and Artists as we celebrate the fiber producers and fiber artisans of the county and the surrounding region.  We are bringing two of our Suri alpacas. We expect to bring Wolfberry, our very friendly Peruvian dam (pictured above kissing her cria, Sissy, through the […]

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Release the Fleece: Shearing Day 2013

It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by and it is time to shear, again! Once again the Andersons and Deardens have hired Darren Kennedy and his trusty assistant, Kevin, to release the fleece! Between the Andersons and Deardons, we had about 20 animals shorn (give or take). Ed Fincher of Suri Downs […]

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Signs of Spring

The spring season Fiber Festivals are fast approaching! Shearing day is booked! Several dams are due to deliver their cria! Grass management planning and activities are underway. Our fiber has been transformed! We skirted the raw fleece and sent it to a local mill for processing. After a patient wait, that raw fleece has been […]

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The New Alpaca Products Are In! The New Alpaca Products Are In!

Just arrived! Alpaca hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and more.  Just in time for this Saturday’s farmer’s market at My Manakin Market! Click on the new page on our website, Alpaca Products. These items are beautiful! Frequently compared to cashmere, the unique qualities of alpaca place it in a class of its own. Warmer and stronger than […]

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Market: Rain or Shine

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My Manakin Market has been such a wonderful experience for AAVA. We have enjoyed meeting so many very nice people. Some of whom are “regulars” to the market are fast becoming friends. Last Saturday, we brought four new animals to the market.Willow and Johnny Fleece joined their friends Annaliese and Duchess in the ride from […]

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My Manakin Market, September 17th

Andersons’ Alpacas brought the returning Clementinee as well as newcomers, Deardon’s Anneliese and her cria (baby) Bertie, to Manakin Market on Saturday the 17th of September. It was a lovely day at the market. Pleasant weather despite the threat of rain. The rain heeded our musical pleas to “stay away”. Stay away it did, until […]

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Upcoming Events

Bear with me while I learn how to install and configure a calendar plugin on our blog/website…. Meanwhile, I will share the old-fashioned way: I will tell you! Andersons Alpacas of Virginia will be at My Manakin Market  most Saturdays in Sept & Oct (weather permitting) from 8am to noon (except Oct 1). The farmer’s […]

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AAVA Goes to My Manakin Market

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  It was a fantastic day at the farmers market! Andersons Alpacas made its first appearance at My Manakin Market inGoochland,Virginia, yesterday! We met old friends, made new friends, and even found that we were related to a pair of folks that we met for the first time yesterday! We brought two young, two year-old maidens […]

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