Estes Park Alpaca Market cultivates community

Estes Park Trail Gazette 
By: Claire Woodcock
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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Saturday and Sunday, a dozen vendors gathered in Barn W. at the Estes Park Fairgrounds to share with visitors the joys of raising alpacas and the ways their fiber can be used to create everyday products.

Six farms brought their animals, including LaZy B Acres Alpacas. Larry Zierer is co-owener of that Bennett-based farm. He and his wife Becky Zierer have had been raising alpacas for two decades. He's in his sixth year managing Alpaca Market in Estes Park and said alpacas are the easiest livestock in the world to raise. 


“They're wonderful little kids, easy to raise, we're here primarily to educate people about alpacas, but also then to show people the products that we can make out of alpaca,” he said.

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