Alpacas are so freakin' cute I can't handle it! I'm dying to go to an Alpaca farm one of these days and just watch these sweet creatures chew on stuff. And now you can buy the softest alpaca products in all of the land at Nodrog Farms' first retail store! It's called Shop Alpaca and Things and it recently opened at The Ridge Market Place in Rochester. Shop Alpaca and Things is a one of a kind. family owned small business that you can feel good supporting during these crazy Covid times.

So what makes Alpaca products so special? According to a recent article, Alpaca products are hypoallergenic and do not contain lanolin. Alpaca fiber is four times warmer than wool and as soft as cashmere!  It’s a hollow fiber which means it is  light-weight but still keeps you warm. AND it's also fire and water-resistant. Shop Alpaca and Things carries Alpaca gloves, shawls, socks, hats, gloves, throw blankets and more!

Believe it or not, Nodrog Farms started with only 2 female alpacas. The article says they have since expanded to 10 alpacas and participate in more than 30 craft and fiber shows around New England. They hope to educate consumers about the quality and the benefits of owning alpacas and their products.

Feel the benefits for yourself by stopping into their store at The Ridge Marketplace in Rochester. Or you can win an alpaca throw blanket if you tie or beat me in "Kan't Beat Kira" any day this week!