A 4th generation family run farm

Patriot Acres is a 4th generation family run farm. Brian and his wife, Shawna, and son, Cooper, live on the 103 acre farm in Sudlersville, Maryland, that has been in the Truitt family for over 100 years. They started with alpacas and a few chickens, but now have expanded to over 150 chickens, 23 alpacas, ducks, geese, goats, cats, bees and three livestock guardian dogs.

We are often asked why we choose alpacas, the answer is as simple as it is complicated. After careful research and consideration, alpacas simply fit our goals. As a family and as a farm, our goals are to be stewards of nature. Alpacas are gentle on the earth with their padded feet. They are modified ruminants with three compartment stomachs, and they eat very little in comparison to other livestock. They use the bathroom in a communal pile making clean up easy, and since it has been thoroughly digested, the dung can be used on gardens without composting first. Each alpaca provides several pounds of luxurious fiber each year, which we process here on our farm.

A normal visit to the farm includes

  • Visits by the herd of Nigerian dwarf goats that roam the fenced in sitting area

  • Visits by the large number of chickens that free range on the farm

  • Maybe a visit by the four Lincoln Longhair sheep while they’re out grazing

  • Interaction with Hercules, our main male Alpaca, who loves visitors

  • The ability to purchase farm fresh free range eggs or pork from our farm

  • A possible ride in our homemade barrel train

  • Tasting our freshly brewed beer or cider

  • Purchasing hand spun yarn or homemade soaps

  • Other seasonal options

Patriot Acres Farm in the news

  • Patriot Acres and Homegrown by Heroes Unite

    “Veterans Day honors America’s servicemen and women, who have put their lives on the line for our freedom. Brian Truitt, a veteran who served eight years in the U.S. Army and thirteen years in the National Guard, is a great example of why we celebrate Veterans Day.”

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  • OpenHerd

    “Patriot Acres, LLC is a 4th generation family run farm. Once a dairy/hog farm, we are now home to fifteen huacaya (wa-Ki’-ah) alpacas, 4 suri (surrey) alpacas, countless chickens, geese, ducks, peacocks, pigs, Nigerian dwarf goats, a German Shepherd, (HDIC, Head Dog in Charge), a Cane Corso, a Maremma Sheepdog (LGD-Livestock Guardian Dog)…”

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    From Farm Credit’s Facebook page. “Thank you to the men and women who have bravely served our country. We couldn’t do what we do without your sacrifice.”
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