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...
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...
Ski Trails Expand onto Bluffside Farm

Ski Trails Expand onto Bluffside Farm

Ski Trails Expand onto Bluffside Farm The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) and Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF) are thrilled to announce that MSTF’s ski trail system has expanded onto Bluffside Farm in Newport City, which is owned by VLT. The new trail loop extends...
Couple Returns to Farming through VLT’s Farmland Access Program

Couple Returns to Farming through VLT’s Farmland Access Program

Dana Burkewitz grew up on his family’s dairy in Irasburg, taking part in running the farm through his early adulthood. He later went on to operate a trucking and logging business, but he and his wife, Wendy, wanted to return to a farming life. They saw a window of...
A New Farm for Brault’s Market

A New Farm for Brault’s Market

Tony Brault runs a successful meat business, raising more than 100 cattle and 150 pigs each year. He has a slaughterhouse, and sells through wholesale accounts, and from his retail shop in Troy, where he smokes ham and makes beef jerky. But most of the 400 acres that...