At the 2006 Annual Membership Meeting, a few members suggested we apply for a booth space at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.
The response from the membership
was so positive that ACR immediately voted to sponsor the effort.
We learned a lot that first
year. The bonus for all of us, though, was what we learned from
each other. The group worked well together, and our cooperative
was up and running! As we packed up to go home, plans were already
underway for 2008.
Moving ahead to the present We've grown! We now make our home outside in the East Vendor area in a larger space. Our group of participating members grows and changes from year to year, fueling our enthusiasm and securing our future at the Festival. We've become a 'destination' and are known for our handmade finished products, crafting kits and outstanding pelts as well as fine quality fiber, roving and yarn. And it's all produced by our shepherd- members right here in the USA.