About South Fork Farms
Nestled along the banks of the Skagit River is the Skagit Valley’s best kept secret – South Fork Farms. We are a third generation family owned farm since the 1800s that raised crops and championship dairy, bulls, and calves. However, the focus has been altered to raising huacayan alpacas and natural homegrown walnuts on some of the Skagit Valley’s richest soil surrounded by hundreds of acres of pristine cropland near Conway.
We purchased our first alpacas in September of 2004 and quickly grew from 3 to 5 acres over a period of 4 years. The farm began breeding and agistment (boarding) services in 2006 and try to maintain our herd at 35-40 alpacas. The Bunkhouse Boutique officially opened February 2013. It’s a one-of-a-kind store to Skagit County. NOTE: Inside the store is a picture of our farm in the early 1900s.
We are committed to developing high quality fiber and breeding Cria sure to please the toughest of critics. Knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and crafters love our high quality alpaca fiber. Our yarns and rovings are all natural in a variety of colors without added dyes.
Being Skagit County natives, farming, and helping people understand the importance of farming and maintaining this industry for future generations is highly important to us. This is an industry that once it’s gone in Skagit Valley, it won’t come back. So, it’s very important that we cultivate our resource to keep the farming industry moving along as it has for over a hundred years.
Come visit our alpaca farm and experience where championship conformation and fleece come together in one fun-loving alpaca. Indeed, we truly are “Excellence By The River”. All alpacas are ARI registered and potential breeding sires are carefully scrutinized.
Gary and Ruth Wiegand