Farming the Land: Roots Too Farm in East St. Johnsbury  

Farming the Land: Roots Too Farm in East St. Johnsbury  

Anyone who has driven east out of St. Johnsbury on Route 2 has likely noticed the century-old barn bearing the words “Locust Grove Farm” on its weathered siding. The farm is situated between Route 2 and the Moose River and is home to a new and growing business: Roots...
Farmland Access Program Pioneers Share Their Stories of Growth

Farmland Access Program Pioneers Share Their Stories of Growth

Our Farmland Access Program connects farmers with land where they can start or expand a business. Through the sale of conservation easements that limit development and protect environmental features, the program lowers the cost of farms and finds ways to help farmers afford them. We ensure easements are upheld, but otherwise farms tell their own stories upon the land—stories that inevitably change both the farm and the farmer. Farmers from three farms share their stories: Elmer Farm in Middlebury, Northeast Vine Supply in Pawlet, and Kingsbury Market Garden in Warren.