Pawlet Farm Is Now Home to a New Business

Pawlet Farm Is Now Home to a New Business

In 1972 Tim and Nancy Bryant purchased Milaura Farm in Pawlet and ran it as a successful dairy for 40 years. As they were nearing retirement, they considered the options for the farm. New water quality regulations and the relatively small size of the farm made it a...
Water Quality Protected on Three Rutland County Farms

Water Quality Protected on Three Rutland County Farms

Governor Phil Scott has designated August 21-26 as Vermont Clean Water Week, celebrating and promoting efforts to clean up Lake Champlain and other lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands. In honor of Clean Water Week, the Vermont Land Trust announced the successful conservation of three Rutland County farms, where water quality was also protected for the Lake Champlain Basin.

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...
Mettowee Farmers Protect Farmland and Natural Features

Mettowee Farmers Protect Farmland and Natural Features

Traci and Scott Cleveland are part of the vibrant Mettowee Valley dairy community. They have expanded their business over the years, purchasing their first farm in Pawlet in 1994 and conserving it with VLT in 2007. In 2010, the couple purchased land from Scott’s uncle...