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Vermont’s Farming Heritage and the Next Generation of Farmers
April 18, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Acquiring affordable land is a huge obstacle for beginning farmers. VLT created the Farmland Access Program to help entrepreneurial farmers find affordable farms of their own. Come to a workshop led by VLT’s Jon Ramsay, director of the program, to learn about the program’s successes, including farms that sell to the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, and farming in Vermont.
Jon will be joined by Elise and Kagen Dewey of the VLT-conserved Littlewood Farm in Plainfield. Littlewood Farm has been providing fresh food to the town of Plainfield and surrounding communities for decades. In 2014, owners and farmers Joey Klein and Betsy Ziegler conserved the 32-acre farm, with the help of community members, VLT, and partner organizations. Elise and Kagen began leasing a portion of the farm in 2018, and produce vegetables and bedding plants.
This workshop will be held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room, with access to a freight elevator upon request.
Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To sign up for this free workshop, please contact Hunger Mountain.
Photo by David Middleton