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...
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...
Learning on the Land: Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Learning on the Land: Merck Forest & Farmland Center

The 3,100 acres of the Merck Forest & Farmland Center in Rupert—one of Vermont’s largest blocks of private conserved woodland—has become an immense, diverse outdoor classroom. The massive property is managed sustainably and offers activities ranging from hiking...
Farming the Land: Roots Too Farm in East St. Johnsbury  

Farming the Land: Roots Too Farm in East St. Johnsbury  

Anyone who has driven east out of St. Johnsbury on Route 2 has likely noticed the century-old barn bearing the words “Locust Grove Farm” on its weathered siding. The farm is situated between Route 2 and the Moose River and is home to a new and growing business: Roots...