Alpacas: a Wonderful, Fulfilling, & Peaceful Way of Life & Business!
AAWO is a group of western Oregon alpaca farms who value honesty, integrity and, above all, the well-being of our alpaca herds. Visit our members’ websites to see if they are open to the public and schedule a farm visit. We will welcome you, let you put your hands on these magical and soft animals, and tell you about alpaca farming.
Looking for alpaca yarn, roving, clothing, socks, or other alpaca items? Several of our members have farm stores offering a wide range of hand-crafted, unique items that can’t be found in malls or department stores. You can also purchase on line from farms with websites.
If you are an alpaca farmer in the Northwest, consider joining this growing community of committed, energetic breeders. AAWO offers several opportunities throughout the year for education, community participation and networking, as well as monthly meetings. Please review our Mission Statement on the About AAWO page. You can find the membership application
As shepherds and breeders of both huacaya and suri alpacas, our goal is to build the North American alpaca industry on all levels. We enjoy participating in The Black Sheep Gathering each summer, introducing visitors to the world of alpacas through educational displays, vendor booths, and spinning demonstrations. Likewise, several of our farms have a presence at the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival.