Lippencott Alpacas, owned by Phil and Lena Galing, is nestled in the rolling hills of Southwestern Pennsylvania about an hour south of Pittsburgh. It is located on Lena’s family farm. The farm has been in the Hawkins family for four generations and has had many transformations from chicken and egg production to sheep and cattle production and now alpaca production. It is the goal of the Galings to keep the family farming tradition alive and to grow their alpaca herd into a significant source of quality alpaca fiber in Greene County.
In the 1800’s the village of Lippencott supported a country store with a public telephone, a Baptist Church and a whiskey distillery. Lippencott was chosen as part of the business name to emphasize this heritage.
Phil & Lena started the business in November of 2005 with three bred females and two female crias (babies). The number has grown to 26 alpacas, although the number changes frequently due to sales and new babies. As they strive for genetic improvement of the herd, many of the older alpacas are sold less expensively to keep the numbers small. Most of their alpacas are for sale and they enjoy assisting buyers with purchasing an alpaca that fits their lifestyle.
They offer group tours for $5.00 per person. Everyone is encouraged to visit their Farm Store, where they offer a wide variety of alpaca products for sale. They participate annually in National Alpaca Days which is held the last weekend in September. People come to learn about the alpacas and to enjoy various fiber activities.
Hours are by appointment. There is a parking lot onsite.
Take exit 19 off of I-79 for PA-221 toward US-19/Jefferson/Ruff Creek drive 0.3 miles, turn right onto PA-221 S drive 3.2 miles, turn left onto Meadow Brook Rd. drive 0.8 miles, destination will be on the left.