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Agri-tourism is a big part of what we offer here at Lazy Acre Alpacas. Agri-tourism is a program provided by farms to educate people on livestock care, farming lifestyle, and products produced on their farm. We offer tours for school groups, home-school groups, bus tours and individuals by appointment. 

Lazy Acre Alpacas is a family run farm located in Bloomfield, New York. This rural, country farm can be found just a quick 30 minutes away from Rochester in the scenic Finger Lakes area, known for its vineyards, breweries, antique stores, and good country living.

Lazy Acre Alpacas was started in 2000, by the owners Mark and Sharon Gilbride and their five children. Everyone pitches in helping with tasks from everyday farm work to technology development. Visitors have an opportunity to meet them either doing tours, working at our open house or just helping out. Set on 100 acres in the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes, our animals enjoy lush pastures, and comfortable loafing sheds. The excellent facilities allow for healthy, happy animals. 

 

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Mark Gilbride
Owner

Sharon Gilbride
Owner

Mandy Ziegelmann
CYT,  Reiki Master

Owner/President of Lazy Acre Alpacas

I am very knowledgeable in all aspects of the alpaca industry.  I am passionate about the changes I have seen in the growth of the industry over the years. I always  enjoy the opportunity to educate visitors about alpacas and share my alpaca experiences. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and sharing our beautiful farm with them. 

Co-owner of Lazy Acre Alpacas

Store Manager/Event Coordinator

I have been married to Mark for 46 years, we have 5 grown kids, and 9 grandchildren, all who help out with the farm at various times and ways.

I have been a RN for 48 years and continue to work in Nursing Education. My speciality on the farm is helping with medical issues, giving  tours, organizing events and managing the store. 

Store Employees and Tour Guides:
Sue Gay-Store and tour guide
Nancy Schoeberlein -Store and tour guide
Nick Bober- Tour guide
Matt King- Farm assisstant

Yoga Instructor

I fell in love with yoga when I was about 20 years old and was inspired immediately.  I loved the physical, and spiritual practice.  Yoga has taught me how to let go and to feel comfortable in my own skin.  My hope is to share this experience in my classes, by helping them to understand that yoga is a personal journey.

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