Livewater Farm Transfers to the Next Generation

Livewater Farm Transfers to the Next Generation

Bill and Miriam Acquaviva have operated Livewater Farm in Westminster for over two decades. Their organic farm has rolling fields, a small sugarbush, and a year-round farmstand. In 1998, VLT helped Bill and Miriam buy additional acreage and expand their farm to 51...
Dairy Farm Conserved in Derby

Dairy Farm Conserved in Derby

Brad and Gislaine Judd own a dairy near the northernmost exit of Interstate 91 in Vermont. Their 230-cow operation is split between two farm properties in the Town of Derby: their home farm on Herrick Road, which houses their dry cows and heifers, and a nearby farm on...
Dreams Come True on Monkton Berry Farm

Dreams Come True on Monkton Berry Farm

Sarah and Stephen Park met while working at Lewis Creek Farm in Starksboro. They later went on to start a taco truck business together. “Self-employment was really important to us,” explained Sarah. “If we’re talking about dreams—we wanted to farm. I just fell in love...
Land Along Kingsbury Branch in East Montpelier Conserved

Land Along Kingsbury Branch in East Montpelier Conserved

Lying on both sides of Route 14, just south of the North Montpelier Pond, are gently rolling open fields and woodlands that have been owned by Celina Moore for over four decades. The fields are used by a dairy farmer for hay, and the woods have been professionally...
Bessette Family Conserves Fourth Farm in Franklin County

Bessette Family Conserves Fourth Farm in Franklin County

The Bessettes were one of the first families in Franklin County to conserve a farm. Back in 1995, Don and Frances Bessette worked with VLT to protect their dairy in Highgate from development. Seven years later they conserved a second farm, and their sons, Scott and...