Meet Laura & Michael!
I am a former corporate accountant. Michael is a Mechanical Engineer, with a strong science background. We both got very frustrated with corporate life. Mike had always wanted to re-establish our 1902 farmhouse into a working farm. I am a lifelong knitter, and after some research into fiber animals, we decided on alpacas.
We established our farm in 1997. In 1999, my company announced they were moving our offices from MA to NJ. I took this opportunity to try to launch my farm and fiber business instead of limping it along as a side hobby. I never looked back.
I added spinning and weaving to my fiber resume. I also began working with a local alpaca fiber co-op to have products made at local mills that were more affordable than my hand made line. I now offer a wide array of products, from raw fleece to finished goods, all made and sourced in USA.
My products will keep you warm and comfy. They make great gifts, too!
"Our longstanding collaboration with North Brook Farm has been a pleasure. Through the years, Laura Busky has brought a collection of natural color and dyed alpaca yarn from her flock to the farmers' market. The soft texture and warmth it provides is a treat for knitters, weavers and fiber artists. Laura's hand knits, woven and knitted garments have attracted a loyal following at the market. The addition of items from the alpaca fiber pool collaboration means that shoppers can also purchase socks, braided rugs, bags, boot liners and blankets. Laura has always been generous with her time, answering questions about knitting, weaving and alpacas to anyone who stops by her booth." - Peg Mallett, Wayland Farmers' Markets