Organic Dairy Conserves More Land in Newport Town

Organic Dairy Conserves More Land in Newport Town

Marc and Tiffany Marquis conserved their home farm on Route 100 in Newport Town, where they have 120 cows whose organic milk they ship to Organic Valley. This is the second property the couple has conserved with VLT. In total they have protected 246 acres from...
Historic Langdell Farm Conserved in Cambridge

Historic Langdell Farm Conserved in Cambridge

Across Vermont, town real estate records usually go back to the late 1700s when many towns were first chartered. In Cambridge, the Langdell family’s farm can be found in the very first volume, from 1790; it remains in Langdell ownership to this day. Carol...
Fairmont Farm Passes Conservation Milestone

Fairmont Farm Passes Conservation Milestone

Shortly after being selected as Vermont’s Dairy of the Year for 2017, Fairmont Farm reached another milestone when Richard and Bonnie Hall and their nephew Tucker Purchase conserved 360 acres of the former Lylehaven Farm in East Montpelier. Now, more than half of the...
Important Farmland Conserved in Dummerston

Important Farmland Conserved in Dummerston

Mike Barrett of Stoneholm Farm worked with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve a 61-acre farm field located along Interstate 91. Mike uses this field to grow corn, alfalfa, and grass for his 660-head dairy herd in Putney. The field is located just north of Dummerston...
Family Farm in Monkton Conserved and Sold to New Farmer

Family Farm in Monkton Conserved and Sold to New Farmer

For more than 50 years, brothers Greg and Rob Cota have farmed their family’s land in Monkton. Their father bought the home farm in the early ‘50s. The land supported the family and their dairy business until 2011, when the cows were sold. But now, there are cows in...