Home | Contact Us | Site Map |  802-223-5234



Isham Family Farm Invites People to Experience Agriculture

Mike Isham at his farm

Story and photo by Tom Slayton

Isham Family Farm in Williston has been quietly transformed over the past two decades. In the early 1990s, it was a dairy farm, producing milk and, in the spring, maple syrup. Today, though the farm looks substantially the same, it has been economically reconfigured.

Located in fast-developing Chittenden County, the farm reaches out to folks interested in experiencing and learning about local agriculture—and enjoying the harvest.

Though its cows are gone, the farm still produces maple syrup. These days there are also Christmas trees, berries, wagon rides, sweet corn, school tours, pumpkins, community gardens, a greenhouse, and weddings. Read more.

Working Lands Enterprise Initiative

Many businesses that depend on conserved land receive essential support form the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative. One of those businesses, Maple Wind Farm, is featured in the video below. Working Lands grants have helped expand and improve the food and timber economy across Vermont...watch to learn more!



What's New with VLT

March public meeting

April Public Meeting for Bluffside Farm
The next in a multi-part series of meetings about the future of Bluffside Farm will be held in Newport on April 28 at 6 pm. Learn more.

Melanie and Pat Harrison

Addison Farmers Conserve Over 400 Acres
Melanie and Pat Harrison conserved their land, where they keep a herd of more than 200 cows. Learn more.

Conserved land in Rupert

New Permanent Tax Incentives to Encourage Conservation
Congress passed permanent tax incentives that encourage the donation of conservation easements. Learn more.

Miller Brook

Part of Miller Brook Protected for Water Quality
At the Kaiser Farm in Stowe, future conservation will include protections for the brook. Learn more.

green mountains

VLT and The Nature Conservancy Selling Forestland
Proceeds from the sales will support additional forestland protection throughout Vermont. Learn more.


Public Meeting on Newport's Bluffside Farm
The first of three public input meetings about the future of the farm is scheduled for March 29. Learn more.

Susan and Hisa of Roots Too Farm

Couple Buys Locust Grove Farm from VLT
Susan Monahan and Hisa Kominami will start a diversified farm on their new land. Learn more.

new parkland

Burlington Gets New Parkland
VLT and the City of Burlington bought 12 acres of land that will become a new city park. Learn more.


Join the VLT community

Sign up for e-news
Enter your email to receive
our monthly e-newsletter

You Tube Watch our Channel
Facebook Visit our Facebook page
Twitter Follow us on Twitter
Come to an Event
How You Can Help

© 2016 Vermont Land Trust | All rights reserved.