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WHEN: Thursday, October 23 4 p.m.
WHERE: Harlow Farm Stand, Route 5 in Westminster.
Remarks followed by refreshments
Celebrate the harvest and the recent land conservation effort that has led to the protection of the 118-acre Harlow Farm, located on a busy stretch of State Highway 5, one mile from the Exit 5 interchange on I-91 between the villages of Bellows Falls and Westminster.The Harlows sell produce, flowers, bedding plants, maple syrup, and preserves at their farmstand.
The farm was acquired by Paul’s grandfather in 1918, and was a vegetable and dairy operation until 1968, when it was changed to all vegetables. In the 1980s, Paul began growing organic produce. He then started the Deep Root Organic Cooperative, through which he and 12 other farms marketed 80 certified organic products. Today, Harlow Farm’s wholesale produce is marketed through Westminster Organics. In addition to the acreage owned and cultivated at the home farm, Paul owns the nearby conserved Kestrel Farm and River View Farm, and leases approximately 30 additional acres.
DATE: Saturday, November 8
TIME: 9 am–3 pm
PLACE: Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
Participants in this hands-on intensive workshop will learn about native pollinator habitat needs and create a customized habitat enhancement plan for their farm.
Taught by Jane Sorensen, landscape architect and farmer-owner of VLT-conserved River Berry Farm, and John Hayden, entomologist and farmer-owner of The Farm Between.
$35/member or conserved property owner or $55/non-member.
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