Integrity Alpacas & Fiber

Charlene Schmid

Agricultural Operation

Animal fibers


Climate Beneficial Verification, Other

Health and Safety Certifications


Who They Sell To

Direct to Consumer (includes farmers markets-CSAs-farm/ranch website-on-farm sales), Retail (direct to store/butcher-direct to online grocer/seller/wool-aggregator)

Integrity Alpacas & Fiber

Regenerative agriculture is a systems- and place-based approach to agriculture that restores ecosystems, communities, and economies. It builds healthy soils, reduces air pollution, utilizes water efficiently, and increases biodiversity while promoting equity and public health.

By simultaneously storing carbon, building resilience to extreme weather, and eliminating chemical inputs, regenerative agriculture also empowers farmers and ranchers to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The overall REGEN1 score is a combination of community engagement and education, practices, and outcomes; weighted based on the level of verification from self reported to certification to 3rd party validated.

Click on the tabs to learn more about each REGEN1 Benefit


Animal grazing, Animal welfare, Fire management, Irrigation scheduling, Less frequent till, No pesticide usage, Shallow till, Silvopasture, Manure management, Soil monitoring


Animal fiber (alpaca)


Climate Beneficial Verification, Other

Farm/Ranch Vision

Integrity Alpacas & Fiber’s vision is transforming the land we grow fiber on to also farm carbon creating climate beneficial fiber. Our herd composition supports a focus on producing fine white fibers for use in both the commercial textile industry and flexibility for local artisans use.

Membership in Hubs/Networks

Fibershed, California Farm Academy, RCD, Informal: CAFF, CDFA, Other networks

Region: Vacaville, CA

Pleasants Valley

What is distinct about this region?

We are part of the San Francisco Bay Delta, low altitude, flat, clay land.

Can you share a story about how you connect to the land?

I take comfort knowing that I can make a difference in our world simply by learning how to manage the land I use to raise alpacas on. I have learned many new practices, implemented changes intended to benefit the land that also complements the life of our herd. Sequestering carbon while regenerating life in our heavily clay-based ground has been supported through grant writing and work with our local RCD and fibershed. It takes a community.

What is unique or special about your farm/ranch?

We produce fiber used for naturally colored yarns, 100% alpaca, and some blends with complementing natural fibers. Some fiber is designated for use in various felted products. All aspects of making our yarns and end goods, except the spinning of yarn, are done here on this ranch.