The California Alpaca Breeders Association. Since 1989. Affiliate Member of AOA

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Upcoming Events


Memorial Weekend Open Ranch Days

Visitors welcome this weekend, about 10 AM to 2 PM Check out our alpacas and llamas. The ranch st... Details >


Learn to Spin with a Drop Spindle

Time: 9 am to Noon Spinning is one of the most ancient of arts. As long as there has been clothin... Details >


Open Farm Day

We are open Sunday June 4 from 12-4. Visit alpacas, shop, relax, enjoy. We have a Free Alpaca 101 ... Details >

Join Calpaca

The California Alpaca Breeders Association (Calpaca) represents alpaca owners, breeders, and enthusiasts in California and beyond. We promote the well-being of alpacas and education of the public about alpacas, alpaca fiber, and alpaca products. We support each other through shared information and experiences, and host meetings, speakers and shows for the benefit of members and the public. We invite you to join us!

Calpaca Farm Membership - $100/year ($50 first year)


  • Run for a seat on the Board of Directors
  • Two votes on Calpaca issues
  • Quarterly Calpaca Connection Newsletter
  • Farm profile with online store on Calpaca website!
  • Farm included in directory, Alpacas for Sale, and Store listings
  • Free Newsletter advertising
  • Receive lists of potential buyers
  • Attend all Calpaca meetings and events*

Calpaca Associate Membership - $30/year


  • Quarterly Calpaca Connection Newsletter
  • Attend all Calpaca meetings and events*

*Calpaca Membership Meetings are held quarterly on the second Saturday of the second month of each quarter.

Membership dues payment

To pay by check, please make payable to "Calpaca" and mail to:

Tracy Di Pippo
291 Race Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Getting your farm listed on the Calpaca website

Calpaca is a member of the Openherd Affiliate Program, which allows you to use Openherd's system to upload and manage your farm information, sales lists, and other pages free of charge and your information will be automatically displayed on the Calpaca website.

To get your farm listed, simply create a free account on Openherd (scroll down the page to find the free membership option). Once you have created your account and have activated your farm profile (activate by going to "My Farm" in your Openherd account and click "Edit My Farm Page". Once you have clicked "Create Farm Profile", you're done), just send an email to to let us know you have created your Openherd farm profile. We will then add you to the membership listing.

Calpaca Membership Application/Renewal