News: VLT, VYCC, and ShiftMeals, a program that provides healthy food to people affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis, are working together on a 1-acre garden at Bluffside Farm in Newport to increase food production and food access in the NEK.
We have launched the VLT Farm Relief & Recovery Grants Program to support farmers operating on conserved land. The grants are for farmers in crisis as well as those adapting their business operations because of the pandemic.
Hank Dimuzio didn’t follow a typical path to become a farmer. For over 20 years he built up what is now the largest deer farm in the state while working as an emergency room physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center. In 2016, he retired from the hospital to pursue farming full time.
We are selling a 73-acre farm in Bridport, Vermont as part of our Farmland Access Program. Since 1981, the farm has been used as an organic wheat and crop farm. It was home to a commercial milling operation from 1982 to 2020.
Weybridge residents worked closely with VLT, the town, and the former owner to protect farmland in the center of town. After several years of effort, the land was conserved and sold to Four Hills farm, a large dairy operation based in Bristol.