Who We Are

Mike and Sarah

From the Owners

We have always had an interest in living on a farm and raising “something.”Both born in Chambersburg, PA, we moved away briefly to pursue our educations [Mike is a Cardiologist and Sarah is a Nurse Practitioner], we were drawn back to the area for what has turned out to be our dream.

After searching for many years and having more than a few let downs, we found a farm for sale at a public auction in 2002.  In just a few short months, we had purchased the 130-acre farm in Mercersburg, PA and moved into the farmhouse that had been uninhabited for 40 years.  

Naming the farm was easy.  Our farm is over a mile long, and if you remember back to the 1960s to a show called Green Acres … well, we joke that phoning from atop the electric pole might work better than our cell phones!

By 2004, we were ready to raise that “something.”  We considered the usual suspects … cows, goats, and sheep to name a few, but then we stumbled upon alpacas one evening while out shopping for Christmas. Six months later, we purchased our first alpacas, several bred females and one male cria who would later become our “ambassador alpaca.”

We hope you’ll take some time to learn more about our story and, even better, come visit Long Acres Alpaca Farm!

~Mike and Sarah Donahoe