Alpaca Marketplace

The Alpaca Marketplace

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Each year, CABO has the opportunity to participate in various events throughout the region. At those events our organization sets up a vendor’s booth called the “Alpaca Marketplace.” The Alpaca Marketplace provides our members an outlet in which they may offer up for sale their farms’ merchandise or fiber—it’s your traveling farm store! CABO members volunteer to set up, organize displays, sell merchandise and operate the Store.

The events where the Alpaca Marketplace is regularly found include the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) October 2019, the Carolina FiberFest (CFF) March 22–23, 2019 and the Carolina Alpaca Celebration (CAC) February 16 & 17, 2019.

Anything related to the business of alpacas including clothing, fiber arts and crafts, fleece, roving, mill spun and hand spun yarn, felted, woven, knitted and crocheted items, dryer balls and so on is typical of the merchandise farm members consign for sale. As a rule, all fiber items must contain at least some alpaca fiber. Other items, such as equipment or supplies for spinning and weaving or agricultural products from the farm may also be available for sale.

All members that sell through the Alpaca Marketplace donate 10% of the proceeds from their sales to help our organization offset the cost of the vendor space.  Click here for the complete list of rules.

The procedure for preparing items to consign to the Alpaca Marketplace is easy:

  • First, complete an inventory form listing all your items going to the Alpaca Marketplace.
  • Second, “double tag” each item with the purchase price and your farm name. (One tag stays with the item sold; the second tag is used for inventory control. Members can use their business cards as tags, that way they can later be contacted by whoever purchases their item.)  Fleeces brought to the 2019 CAC Show should be tagged with a Fleece Tag.
  • Third, make drop-off, pick up or delivery arrangements with the Alpaca Marketplace Manager.

To find out who is managing the Alpaca Marketplace at an event, to consign merchandise, to volunteer in the Alpaca Marketplace , or for other information, members can contact Char Johnson.