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...
Family Land Near Haystack Mountain in Pawlet Conserved

Family Land Near Haystack Mountain in Pawlet Conserved

Nancy Pierson donated a conservation easement on 111 acres of forest and farmland at the foot of Haystack Mountain. Nancy and her husband, James, along with their five daughters, have spent nearly three decades caring for and improving this picturesque corner of...
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...