Visit us at:
5453 Pierceville Road
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Call us at:
(608) 219-6369 (Erin) or
(608) 669-6651 (Paul)
Welcome to Offbeat Acres!
Alpaca, fruit and fiber farm near Madison, WI
Visit Us at the INDOOR Hilldale Farmer's Market every Saturday from 8:30 - 2:30 through the end of April.
Keep that special someone warm this winter AND do your holiday shopping with our alpaca products! We ship too!
Buy local with Offbeat Acres! We are proud to feature an inventory that is almost exclusively grown on our farm or made in the USA. Alpaca is incredibly soft, warm and luxurious, and is perfect thing to keep you warm this winter!.
Offbeat Acres is a small fruit and fiber farm, located ten miles east of Madison, Wisconsin. We grow raspberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and blackberries. We also raise alpacas and ducks, and have yarn, roving, socks, raw fiber and other alpaca products for sale. The land has been in our family since the 1890s. Visitors would always tell us we should do something with the place, but it took years of gardening, cooking, research, and a fifteen page business plan to make it a reality.
What We Do With Our Fiber
All of our fiber is utilized. Our very best fleece is sent out for processing into yarn and roving. This year, we will have yarn available in white, black, grey, fawn, and brown. We are experimenting with multi-colored yarn too and will have combinations of fawn/white, bay black/light fawn, and our extra special "turtle sundae blend" of black, fawn, and beige appaloosa. We also have roving in white, fawn, and multi colors too.
Some of our fiber is sent out to be made into special felted products. This year, our "Prestige" & "Martha" scarves will be back! These are felted, finished scarves with colored accents for extra style. These scarves sold out quickly last year and we're excited to bring them back. We're also having some felted insoles made to help keep your feet warm this winter!
Finally, we are also proud to be members of the Alpaca Blanket Project as well as the Alpaca Fiber Co-op of North America, and send these two organizations the rest of our fiber. We are pleased to feature blankets and scarves made by Pendleton Wooien Mills from the Alpaca Blanket Project, as well as Extreme Alpaca Socks made by the the Alpaca Fiber Co-op of North America. Buy local, buy American with Offbeat Acres!
Don't Forget Our Alpacas!
We are proud to have quality huacaya alpaca breeding stock in our herd. We have several award winning herdsires, along with ribbon winning females. We also do histograms on all our breeding stock, and can prove their quality.
Our Buzz, aka "Commander Ferguson" is the first cria born on our farm to bring home blue, and our newest boy, Piper, brought one home too.
We are also pleased with our histograms this year - over ten of our alpacas were tested, and most were extremely fine at under 20 microns.
Give us a call or drop an e-mail to set up a visit. We have quality breeding stock available at reasonable prices, and you can't beat our after sale support!
We are off on our next adventure here at Offbeat Acres. We are taking over the Alpaca Blanket Project from Peter and Carol Lundberg. We are currently ABP members, and got the e-mail last fall that ABP was closing for health reasons. We were really disappointed, as the ABP products are extremely popular with our customers. So, we bought the business!
ABP works with alpaca breeders all over the country, sorting and grading their fiber into large, commercial size lots. Our biggest fiber client is Pendleton Woolen Mills, who turns the fiber into beautiful blankets and scarves.
We also have some other projects in the works for the fiber. Our focus will remain the same as Peter and Carol: to work with American manufacturer to create a viable American alpaca textile industry. Click here to check out our Facebook page!
Big News on the Alpaca Blanket Project!