John & Susan Merrell
41390 Hwy 226
Scio, OR 97374
503-551-7219 (cell)

Our Values

At Gateway Farm we value many of the simple things in life. We do our best to be good stewards of what has been entrusted to us. This includes our land, our alpacas, and also our customers. We believe that a clearly defined set of core values is necessary both to conduct business and to enjoy a fulfilling life.

In all of our business dealings involving our farm we strive to maintain the following core values.

  • We do not exploit our environment or fellow man
  • We practice honesty and full disclosure
  • We maintain knowledge of the status and needs of each of our animals, our industry and our customers, and...
  • We are committed to meeting those needs 

We believe in the virtue of integrity, commitment, honesty and hard work. These are timeless values. A handshake and a person's word should mean more than a written contract. We value our relationship with our customers, and we consider ourselves successful when those we do business with become our friends. We strive to remain available for ongoing support to all that share our love of the alpaca.

We believe that what is freely given is generously returned.  This is reflected in our involvement as volunteers in our community and our industry.  

In short, we conduct business the way we want to be treated.

Alpaca Sales

"Yet kindness sat upon her aspect bland,
The tame alpaca stood and licked her hand;
She brought him gathered moss, and loved to deck
With flowery twine his tall and stately neck,
Whilst he with silent gratitude replies,
And bends to her caress his large blue eyes..."

- William Bowles
The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles
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