Take the Short Trip to M & M Alpaca Farm of NC
Learn about alpacas and make some fuzzy friends, too.
If you’ve driven west from the Triangle on Highway 64 through Pittsboro, you probably noticed M & M Alpaca Farm of NC on the right. I think when I first saw the alpacas, they were standing around watching their fuzzy babies frolic around. Those babies were so cute running around and playing, and I remember thinking about the parenting commonalities that exist regardless of species.
The Raynor family-Marty, Mary and their children-run the farm. They raise award-winning Suri and Huacaya alpacas and show them at events across the country. Your crew can tour with a reservation and prepayment of $5 per attendee. You’ll learn what alpacas eat and like to do, how we process and use their fleece and more. The tour is entirely outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather, wear sunscreen and bring water to drink.
Safety measures are in place to protect visitors, staff and the animals. Masks and farm-provided hand sanitizer are required and group size is limited to six. The farm respects the alpacas’ own space and interaction preferences so that visitors can enjoy themselves spit-free. Each alpaca has its own personality and most will approach the fence. Some of the animals will allow photos, but nothing is guaranteed on your visit.
Knitters, crocheters, and generally curious folks will love the Fiber Studio & Education Center adjacent to the farm. At this time, it’s open by appointment only. Shoppers will find yarn from the farm’s own alpaca fleece that’s spun and dyed on site as well as ready to wear hats, scarves and other pieces.
Make your reservation by calling 336-465-8211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This fun family field trip is less than an hour’s drive from most points in the Triangle and is great for all ages.