Catherine Simpson and Jim Dales established Kensington Prairie Farm in 2000 on five acres of land in Surrey, BC in an area historically known as Kensington Prairie County. Home to 12 alpacas, the farm quickly grew to 30+ animals and in 2006, Kensington Prairie Farm relocated to Langley, BC and expanded its operations from 5 to 45 acres. Granddaughter, Dee began working at the farm when she was 8 years old and has since begun managing the store and livestock. We are a dedicated family farming operation, committed to supporting our local community.
In addition to breeding, raising and showing Huacaya alpacas, we also market and sell a variety of high-quality Canadian made and imported alpaca products from our on-farm Boutique, online store and social media platform. Depending on the season, you can often find produce and honey made from our sister family farms in both Pemberton, B.C., and Dewinton, A.B.
Kensington Prairie Farm also raises registered Polled Hereford cattle and produces artisanal honey. KPFarm Custom Agricultural Services produces high quality hay and silage and offers custom forage production services to area farmers. Naturally raised, hormone free beef and alpaca meat is also available for sale through the on-farm boutique.
Kensington Prairie Farm is a member of the Canadian Llama and Alpaca Association (CLAA), Alpaca Canada (AC), Fraser Valley Llama & Alpaca Association (FVLAC), BC Llama & Alpaca Association (BCLAA) and Alpaca Registry Inc. (ARI). We are also members of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, BC Cattlemen’s Association and West Coast Hereford Club.
Catherine represents the four provincial Farm Animal Care Councils (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario) on the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) and currently sits on the NFACC Executive. She is also a board member of the Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association, Fraser Valley Llama and Alpaca Club and West Coast Hereford Club.
Kensington Prairie Farm is an active member of several local marketing associations including Langley Circle Farm Tour (www.circlefarmtour.com), Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association (www.bcfarmfresh.com), and Shop Historic 248th Trail Group (www.shophistoricotter248thtrail.com).
Kensington Prairie Farm donates proceeds from group farm tours to Quechua Benefit,
a charity providing services to the poorest Quechua alpaca breeders in Peru and keeps a portion for their active rescue program. Quechua Benefit not only operates a Children’s Village near Chivy, Peru (Casa Chapi Children’s Village), but also conducts annual medical and dental missions to a largely forgotten people living in remote areas of the Peruvian highlands (www.quechuabenefit.org).
When possible, Catherine volunteers for these annual missions in Peru.
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