Lippencott Alpacas, nestled in the rolling hills of southwestern Pennsylvania about an hour south of Pittsburgh, is located on Lena's family farm. The farm has been in the Hawkins family for four generations and has had many transformations from chicken and egg production to sheep and cattle production and now alpaca production. It is our goal to keep the family farming tradition alive and to grow our alpaca herd into a significant source of quality alpaca fiber in Greene County. (For years Greene and neighboring Washington counties have been known in the wool community for their quality wool production.) We have Haloween Lenabeen well received by the local fiber community, especially the local crafters and spinners.

In the 1800's the village of Lippencott supported a country store with a public telephone, a Baptist Church and a whiskey distillery. We chose "Lippencott" as part of our business name to emphasize this heritage.

Our mission is to grow a quality alpaca herd that is competitive in the alpaca shows and marketplace; become a regional source for alpaca fiber and alpaca products; and educate the public about the benefits and lifestyle of owning alpacas.

Phil & Lena started our business in November, 2005 with 3 bred females and 2 female crias (babies). We have 26 alpacas but the number changes frequently due to sales and new babies. As we strive for genetic improvement of our herd, many of our older alpacas are sold less expensively to keep our numbers small. Most of our alpacas (male and female) are for sale. We enjoy assisting buyers with purchasing an alpaca that fits their lifestyle.

We offer group farm tours ($5.00 per person) and encourage everyone to visit our Farm Store. To date, we have had numerous visits from prospective alpaca buyers, schools, day camps, professional & business groups, knitting & fiber groups, many individuals and family groups. Children's groups (age 6 & older) are always popular.

We participate annually in National Alpaca Farm Days (last Philweekend in September) where hundreds of interested people have come to learn about these wonderful animals and to enjoy the various fiber activities!

We manufacture extreme knit hats using natural alpaca fiber with 10% nylon on our commercial circular knitting machine. We currently have natural white and rose gray but also offer hand dyed kelly green, sapphire blue, berry red, and black. We are proud members of the "PA Preferred Program".

Want to join a knitting class? Meet the weekly knitting group on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 for intermediate skill levels and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 for beginners and refresher classes. Regardless of skill level, Becky White will help you! Cost is $10.00 for each 2-hour class. Call Lena at 724.852.4084 FMI.

We are prepared to travel to local events with our alpacas to promote alpaca education and to exhibit alpaca products. We offer a wide variety of alpaca products for sale in our farm store for those wishing to purchase quality products.

We promote Agri-Tourism in Greene County and support the Greene County Buy Local campaign.