Conserved Thetford Farmland Brings Community Together

Conserved Thetford Farmland Brings Community Together

It all started with berries   When the blueberries are ripe at Thetford’s Cedar Circle Farm, word spreads and visitors start arriving. Grandparents with grandchildren, locals bringing visiting friends, families large and small, and spontaneous drop-bys, all...
Helping Farms Transition to the Next Generation in Sheldon and Fairfax

Helping Farms Transition to the Next Generation in Sheldon and Fairfax

According to the USDA Census of Agriculture, Vermont lost more than 500 farm businesses between 2012 and 2017. Among the most daunting challenges many farmers will face is deciding how to pass the farm on. What happens to that land depends on each farmer’s transition...
Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington Expands

Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington Expands

Justin Rich and Lindsay Lyman-Clarke of Burnt Rock Farm grow organic veggies in Huntington, and recently conserved farmland with VLT. “Buying and conserving this valuable farmland gives us more options for crop rotations and it allows us to manage our land better,” said Justin.

Farmland and Headwaters Protected in Barton

Farmland and Headwaters Protected in Barton

Rupert Chamberlin, longtime president of the Vermont Farm Bureau, started farming in Barton in the early 1960s, with his wife, Muriel. Over time, they pieced together 105 acres of excellent farmland with spectacular views of the Lowell Mountain Range and Jay Peak. As...
A Farm at the Heart of its Community

A Farm at the Heart of its Community

In her 44 years of farming in Monkton, Norma Norris put her family farm at the heart of the community. She and her husband started out dairy farming in 1973. In ’95, they switched to what had been Norma’s sideline: delicious strawberries. They added veggies, more...