Get to know the local farmers and artisans who will be vending at the 2023 Fibershed Summer Farmer’s Market! Our market features local vendors who are part of our Fibershed Producer Program, including farmers, ranchers, designers, sewers, weavers, knitters, felters, spinners, mill owners, and natural dyers. Read more about what you can find at our market! All products are locally grown, processed, and created by local producers.
Plus join us for…
- Garden tours
- Backstrap Weaving Demos with Sari Monroy of The Blue Weaver — 11-1:30p
- Fiber Arts Activities for Children with Robyn Smith of Spiritplay
- Mending bar with Heidi Iverson of Honey Folk Clothing & Allison Reilly
5 Creek Farm
Products selling: Natural colored raw wool and Natural colored yarn (single ply & 2 ply sport weight) from Romney ewes and one Corriedale ewe.
Coleen Maloney and her husband run 5 Creek Farm together in Santa Rosa. They are committed to raising Romney sheep on their 20-acre property. In addition, they sell free range eggs, walnuts, lambs for meat and sheep wool.
Alpacas of Marin
Products selling: Soft undyed alpaca yarn and fleeces
Alpacas of Marin is Marin County’s first commercial alpaca farm, with 80 alpacas—both Suri and Huacaya– on a beautiful 12 ½ acres overlooking the Nicasio Reservoir. They sell raw fleece—both Suri and Huacaya, and also have yarns and some fiber end-products for sale. The alpaca farm works with several companies that use nutrient rich manure in their top-end farming which helps capture carbon. Read more on the Fibershed blog here – “The Hum of the Alpaca at Alpacas of Marin”.
Products selling: Natural colored and hand dyed Romeny, Corriedale, and Cormo-cross yarns using dye plant grown at Barinaga Ranch.
At Barinaga Ranch, Marcia is continuing the ancient shepherding traditions of her Basque ancestors. The Barinagas’ Romney, Corriedale, and Cormo-cross sheep graze year-round on about 75 acres of hilly, organically managed pastures overlooking Tomales Bay in Marin County. The farm sells raw fleece, both Suri and Huacaya alpaca, and also yarns and some fiber end-products for sale. Marcia has a full line of natural-dyed yarns using natural dyes harvested from the ranch!
Products selling: Knitted socks, hats, felted hats, home goods, wool pillows, sheepskins, and Corriedale and Navajo clothing and accessories.
Bodega Pastures provides a variety of raw fibers and spun yarns. Their wool comes in a variety of beautiful, natural colors. It is excellent for hand spinning, felting, and many other applications. All of their woolen goods are especially well suited for the environmentally sensitive. Anyone who appreciates natural materials that are produced free of toxins will appreciate their fine fleece. Learn more about their sheep here– “Forging Resilience on Common Ground“
California Cloth Foundry
Products selling: Locally grown and produced clothing, including a presale of their Collab Cloth Hoodie, Cardigan, and Wrap.
In collaboration with nature, California Cloth Foundry (CCF) is making luxury leisurewear naturally, and like food, with nothing we can’t consume. A California Fibershed community member of producers, retailers, and artisans, CCF’s online shop includes their collection of DTLA-made apparel, as well as their USA grown, milled, and finished textiles, many of which are produced by the Northern and Southern Fibershed community.
Products selling: Wensleydale fleeces, roving, and yarn.
About: Sue Fox of Fox Farms is a first-generation farmer, after retiring from 40 years of ICU nursing. She and her husband purchased their 23 acre property in 2015 and since have been keeping sheep, border collies, bees, and chickens. Check out their Instagram for updates on their farm, and their blog post on the Fibershed site here.
Products selling: Handmade clothing and accessories using Collab Cloth and 100% Organic Cotton FOXFIBRE® COLORGANIC® made in Northern California, along with natural dyes, pigments, and watercolor paints.
Gynna Made is owned and operated by Gynna Clemes. Passionate about creating beautiful and functional clothing and home goods, Gynna designs and creates each and every item in her home studio, using the best materials available. See more of her clothing-making process here– “A Handmade, Zero-Waste Wardrobe for Mother and Child by Gynna Made”.
Integrity Alpacas & Fiber
Products selling: Integrity Alpacas Gardener’s Gold® Wool Pellets , along with alpaca yarn, rug yarn, and hand-made accessories.
Integrity Alpacas & Fiber, established in 2013, has grown from the original 4 alpacas to just over 40 in the herd today. Their herd composition supports a focus on producing fine white fibers for use in both the commercial textile industry and flexibility for local artisans use. Learn more about their Alpacas and fibers on the Fibershed Blog here — “Raising Happy Animals at Integrity Alpacas”.
Product selling: Non gender specific apparel and home goods using Sally Fox cottons and Climate Beneficial Wool.
Kosa Brand is a sustainable clothing line made in small batches in Oakland, CA. Elaine is inspired by her passion for art-to-wear clothing which is translated in her hand-painted fabric and apparel. Kosa brand apparel sells apparel, ceramics, jewelry, and home goods, with the intent of supporting & inspiring high-level craftsmanship, the creative process, sustainable materials, and meaningful livelihoods. See inside the design process here – “A Love of Design: Kosa Arts”.
Mendocino Wool & Fiber Inc.
Products selling: Locally milled and processed yarn, fiber goods (including breed specific fiber), and blankets.
Mendocino Wool & Fiber is a family-owned fiber processing mill based in Ukiah. Their mission is to grow the locally sourced fiber economy, supporting everyone in the supply chain – farmers, producers, artisans, and the consumer. Since 2018, Sarah and Matthew Gilbert have made ribbons of raw wool and roving, and over the past year, have spun a variety of yarns for their house label.
Products selling: Shop Robin’s yarn and roving from her Jacob sheep, handwoven scarves, shawls, and blankets.
Meridian Jacobs is home to a breeding flock of about 65 Jacob sheep, but it is also a full-service fiber business, stocking spinning and weaving equipment, farm-produced and commercial yarns, handwoven pieces, and gift items. Robin Lynde hand weaves a variety of unique pieces from the wool her sheep grow, producing the best and softest fiber quality for producing yarns. She carefully selects and sorts the wool to be sent to the mill for spinning, creating unique yarns from each year’s wool crop.
Products selling: Hand woven baskets and accessories.
Nasimiyu was born to a Ugandan mother and raised in the Bungoma district of Kenya. She learned to weave baskets as a child and has adapted her knowledge to the grasses and natural materials of Northern California. Sturdy and practical, the baskets are handwoven from straw and reed. Nasimiyu creates traditional tribal Bantu baskets of color texture design, functional in all seasons. Learn more here.
Red Creek Farm
Products Selling: Natural fibers such as non-dyed and naturally dyed fleeces, roving, and yarn (merino, DK, sport), knitting kits, spinning and felting art batts, hand knit accessories, and natural dye materials.
Red Creek Farm is a small sheep farm operated by Peggy and Andrew, in Mendocino County specializing in handspinning fleeces. Nestled along the rolling hills of Potter Valley, the farm is home to unique four-way cross breed sheep – Cormo x Lincoln x Merino x Wensleydale. The result is a remarkably long, strong, lustrous, and soft wool especially desirable amongst handspinners.
Products selling: Cormo fleeces and Cormo crossed fleeces, roving, and yarn.
Signe Ostby, the owner of Valhalla Yarns and Valhalla Farms, began knitting as a child. Her search for a high quality yarn led to Vahalla Farms’ 25-year breeding program focused on the finest Huavaya fleece and the dedicated breeding program for the Cormo flock. After years of development, the fine fibers give a luscious softness and springy elasticity to each strand of yarn. Valhalla yarns are 100% organic and 100% American made.
Valley Oak Wool Mill
Products selling: Romney X Rambouillet roving and yarn, gray Jacob mix yarn, and Shetland yarn, and other breed-specific fibers.
About: Valley Oak Wool Mill is a custom wool processing mill in Woodland.It is the second life of Yolo Wool Mill, which Jane Deamer first opened in 1989. In addition to the fiber and yarn they have for sale, if you need any scouring, picking, carding, pin drafting, or spinning, look no further – they do it all! Check out their process here– “A Legacy of Production at Valley Oak Wool & Fiber Mill.