Royal Fibers Farm is a small farm just outside of Dixon, CA in the Sacramento Valley. We raise a few sheep for wool and lamb, alpacas and rare guanacos for the fiber. As spinners, we are very particular about the wool we spin, so make every effort to keep hay and other vegetative matter out of the fleeces. Chemicals are almost never used on the farm, though we are not certified organic. The ranch was certified organic until 2007, however the previous tenant allowed so many invasive weeds to take over the ranch that we have had to start the certification process over.
We sell many fibers (raw fleeces, rovings or yarns) through our store, including homegrown wools from Merino cross, and CVM cross sheep. We also have Alpaca fiber from our 25 fiber males, as well as from our Peruvian connection. Guanaco Fiber is available. We also have on hand handspun yarns in wool and alpaca, in natural or natural dyed colors . Lamb is also available from time to time.
Recently we have added a fiber CSA, allowing members to purchase one or more shares, each of which equates to the processed fiber from 1/2 of a guanaco fleece. After shearing, they receive their fiber dehaired and processed by the mill into "cloud" for spinning or felting.
In produce, our main crop is almonds, which are raised on our old 10 acre ranch. But we also raise a variety of peppers which are available seasonally. Fruits from Navel Oranges may also be available in small lots during the season. Small lots of tomatoes, green beans and okra may also be available.
Guanacos, a member of the Camelidae Family, are a uniform color with fox red-rust bodies, white underbellies and pearl gray faces dominated by large, dark brown eyes. The guanaco's coat is a soft downy fiber covering. It is highly valued for both its rarity and soft texture. Of all the world's furbearing animals the guanaco's wool is second only in fineness to that of its wild cousin, the vicuna. It is even softer than cashmere, having a micron count of 15 - 18.
Season: Year round
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 10
Full Share: $120.00
Work Req? No
By appointment only. Please call first. 707 249-3276
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