Organic Dairy Farm and Section of White River Protected in Tunbridge

Organic Dairy Farm and Section of White River Protected in Tunbridge

Tunbridge—Dairy farmers Corey and Ann Chapman have a cheerful household motto: “kids and cows.” Though the saying is simple enough, life is very busy for the Chapmans as they go about managing five kids and 115 cows at their organic dairy farm along the First Branch...
Access Assured to Trails Linking to Barre Town Forest

Access Assured to Trails Linking to Barre Town Forest

Websterville resident Pierre Couture helped lead a 10-year effort to create the Barre Town Forest, working with VLT, the Trust for Public Land, the Town of Barre, and other partners. He then founded Millstone Trails Association, which takes care of the extensive trail...
Cover Cropping is Becoming More Common on Vermont Farms

Cover Cropping is Becoming More Common on Vermont Farms

As with many Vermont farms, growing feed for Fairmont Farm’s 2,800 Holsteins isn’t a set-it-and-forget-it process. Richard Hall of Fairmont Farm plants 1,550 acres of corn each year. The land is in Craftsbury and East Montpelier, where the growing season is short,...
My Vermont: Sugar, Sugar, Maple Sugar

My Vermont: Sugar, Sugar, Maple Sugar

Dan Boomhower, Montpelier VT
Our family have been “sapheads” in Vermont since we got here in the 1780’s. I wrote the song, “Sugar, Sugar, Maple Sugar,” thinking about how much hope the family farms put on a good sugar season…