Organic Dairy Conserves More Land in Newport Town

Organic Dairy Conserves More Land in Newport Town

Marc and Tiffany Marquis conserved their home farm on Route 100 in Newport Town, where they have 120 cows whose organic milk they ship to Organic Valley. This is the second property the couple has conserved with VLT. In total they have protected 246 acres from...
Former Armstrong Farm is Supporting a New Vegetable Business

Former Armstrong Farm is Supporting a New Vegetable Business

Ella Armstrong grew up on a 129-acre farm in Calais, where her family ran a small dairy until 2015. When she inherited the property, she knew she wanted it to remain a farm, as did her neighbors. She decided to work with VLT’s Farmland Access Program to conserve the...
Mighty Food Farm Puts Down Roots in Shaftsbury

Mighty Food Farm Puts Down Roots in Shaftsbury

At Mighty Food Farm, the term “community-supported agriculture” applies to far more than the weekly food share program many have become familiar with. Community support has come in many ways, most notably when the farm’s owner, Lisa MacDougall, wanted to buy land of...
Working Together: A Community Reimagines a Landmark Farm

Working Together: A Community Reimagines a Landmark Farm

Lake Memphremagog stretches north from Newport, rounding a forested point and reaching toward Canada. The view of the lake from downtown Newport City, enhanced by the undeveloped bluff just across the bay, is one of Newport’s most important scenic assets. The...
Historic Langdell Farm Conserved in Cambridge

Historic Langdell Farm Conserved in Cambridge

Across Vermont, town real estate records usually go back to the late 1700s when many towns were first chartered. In Cambridge, the Langdell family’s farm can be found in the very first volume, from 1790; it remains in Langdell ownership to this day. Carol...