Mighty Food Farm Puts Down Roots in Shaftsbury

Mighty Food Farm Puts Down Roots in Shaftsbury

At Mighty Food Farm, the term “community-supported agriculture” applies to far more than the weekly food share program many have become familiar with. Community support has come in many ways, most notably when the farm’s owner, Lisa MacDougall, wanted to buy land of...
Pink Boot Farm Buys Their Own Land

Pink Boot Farm Buys Their Own Land

Mike and Hadley Stock have been raising pigs for years on a farm they’d been renting in West Pawlet. This year they were able to buy their 80 acres for their business, Pink Boot Farm. Their new land in Pawlet, previously owned by sisters Beth Moser-Duquette and Chris...
My Vermont: Saddle Meadows

My Vermont: Saddle Meadows

Liza Ketchum, Dorset VT
We hike to Dorset’s Saddle Meadows every fall, after our neighbor mows the chest-high grass. Once an active farm and orchard, the upper field used to offer dramatic views of the Adirondacks…

Lussier Farm Expands, as Daughter Continues Farming the Land

Lussier Farm Expands, as Daughter Continues Farming the Land

Alison Lussier, 23-year-old daughter of Paul and Kari Lussier, was five when her family conserved their farm in Benson. Starting the dairy came with challenges, but Alison remembers her childhood as the best years of her life. Alison was barely aware that her family’s...
Windmill Hill Nature Reserve Still Expanding After Two Decades

Windmill Hill Nature Reserve Still Expanding After Two Decades

For 25 years, the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association (WHPA) has worked to create the Windmill Hill Nature Reserve, for both people and wildlife. The original goal was to protect access to Pinnacle peak in memory of Jamie Charles Latham of Westminster. In 1997 WHPA...