2018 Hunting Lottery Announced for Bluffside Farm in Newport

2018 Hunting Lottery Announced for Bluffside Farm in Newport

This is the third year that there will be a hunting lottery on the VLT-owned Bluffside Farm. Applications are due September 28. We plan to issue permission for deer hunting at Bluffside during three periods: October 20-November 2: last two weeks of the archery season,...
Family Conserves Farmland and Sugarbush in Newport Center

Family Conserves Farmland and Sugarbush in Newport Center

Carolyn and Howard “Tom” Collins grew up on adjacent farms in Newport. They were first neighbors, then friends, and then a couple, marrying in 1961. They now own both farms together. In planning for retirement, Carolyn and Tom decided to sell a conservation easement...

Morgan Dairy Farm Has New Owners

Tina Durrance and Pete Decker ran an organic dairy with 60 milking cows in Barton for a decade, when they decided it was time to scale up. Through VLT’s Farmland Access Program, they found the property that suited their needs—a 571-acre farm in Morgan. The owners, Jim...
Sweet Tradition

Sweet Tradition

With our rich tradition of sugaring and an abundance of sugar maples, Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States despite its small size. The alchemy of turning watery tree sap into sweet, sticky sugar predates colonial settlement and is still...
A Chance to Build a Trail through Bluffside Farm in Newport

A Chance to Build a Trail through Bluffside Farm in Newport

Imagine a recreation path that connects Newport City to bike paths in Canada. With Lake Memphremagog to the west and farms and forestland to the east, this seven-mile trail would be a major attraction for visitors and bring their business to local shops, hotels, and restaurants.