Caroline Flint had a surprise encounter with some friendly alpacas at the Braithwell Church and Country Fair this week.
The Don Valley MP met Janet and Gary Brown, from Field View Farm, Clifton village, who rear a herd of alpacas, and sell socks made from the wool.
Said Caroline: “It was great to meet Janet and Gary, who are passionate about alpacas, and have made a thriving business from rearing alpacas, right here on our doorstep. I couldn’t resist buying some socks – the wool is so soft, warm, and comfortable.
“I love meeting new businesses that create products that originate here in Doncaster. The Doncaster farming community is more diverse than ever and full of innovation. We have farmers producing gin, bio-fuel, green gas and now alpaca wool products. I’m always keen to meet farmers and businesses that are trying something new.”
“I’m so glad that Janet and Gary could show off their animals at the Braithwell Church and Country Fair.”
The Braithwell Church and Country Fair has been running for over 30 years raising money for the parish’s grade 2 listed church.
Top right: Caroline with Janet and Gary Brown with two of their alpaca heard
Below left Caroline with her alpaca socks.
Caroline at the Flower and Bottle Bola with Anne Sharman (left) and Joyu Swinhoe.
Bottom left Caroline tires her luck on the tombola under the supervision of Joy.
Find out more about the Braithwell Church and Country Fair.
Find out more about Clifton Alpacas.