Farmer to Farmer: Six Generations on a Newport Farm

Farmer to Farmer: Six Generations on a Newport Farm

In the early 1800s, the Wright family moved from England to St. Johnsbury. In 1837, George Wright, one of nine sons, bought a large tract of land in Newport Town because it featured an overflowing spring. He built a cabin near it, and later, a barn and a house. Soon...
New Farm Business to Revitalize Farmland in Calais

New Farm Business to Revitalize Farmland in Calais

Sam Ehrenfeld and Brooke Remmers were looking to buy farmland for many years. It took so long that they were on the verge of abandoning their dreams and going back to school for other careers. “We were about to call it a day,” recalled Brooke. Like many farmers...
Conservation Helps Farm Transition in Barton

Conservation Helps Farm Transition in Barton

Tina Durrance and Pete Decker started an organic dairy in Barton 10 years ago. As their business began to outgrow their farm, they decided to scale-up by working with VLT’s Farmland Access Program to buy a 570-acre conserved farm in Morgan that was being sold by...
A Hardwick Tale of Goats, Garlic, and Conservation

A Hardwick Tale of Goats, Garlic, and Conservation

For generations, healers have relied upon garlic’s medicinal properties to cure infections, repel parasites, and enhance immunity. Similarly, goat’s milk has long been revered for its nutritious properties and easy digestibility. “They’re two of the most powerful...