Sweetland Farm in Norwich Grows their Business

Sweetland Farm in Norwich Grows their Business

In just five years, Norah Lake and Chris Polashenski of Sweetland Farm have built a thriving vegetable, livestock, and hay business. When they first moved to the land that they’d bought on Route 132 through VLT’s Farmland Access Program, Norah began an...
Family Conserves Land They’ve Farmed for 150 Years

Family Conserves Land They’ve Farmed for 150 Years

In 2017 the Whitcomb family celebrated 150 years of farming in the heart of Essex Junction. The Whitcombs raise about 500 Holsteins, 300 of which they milk at their Williston Farm. The Essex Junction land is used for crops and young cattle. They are often at the...
Large Field Along Interstate-91 Conserved

Large Field Along Interstate-91 Conserved

Mike Barrett runs Stoneholm Farm, a 660-head dairy in Putney. Central to his business is a scenic, 61-acre field that runs along nearly a mile of Interstate 91 and is just north of Dummerston Station Road. There, he grows corn, alfalfa, and grass on excellent...
Pink Boot Farm Buys Their Own Land

Pink Boot Farm Buys Their Own Land

Mike and Hadley Stock have been raising pigs for years on a farm they’d been renting in West Pawlet. This year they were able to buy their 80 acres for their business, Pink Boot Farm. Their new land in Pawlet, previously owned by sisters Beth Moser-Duquette and Chris...
Organic Dairy Farm Conserved in Georgia

Organic Dairy Farm Conserved in Georgia

In 1976, Ron and Carol Sweet started Bedrock Farm. In the early ‘90s, the farm paved the way for organic dairies by becoming one of the first certified organic operations in the state. Ron passed away in 2013; his son, Ron II, was born on the farm and now runs it....