Former Armstrong Farm is Supporting a New Vegetable Business

Former Armstrong Farm is Supporting a New Vegetable Business

Ella Armstrong grew up on a 129-acre farm in Calais, where her family ran a small dairy until 2015. When she inherited the property, she knew she wanted it to remain a farm, as did her neighbors. She decided to work with VLT’s Farmland Access Program to conserve the...
Armstrong Farm in Calais Conserved, New Farm Business Established

Armstrong Farm in Calais Conserved, New Farm Business Established

Ella Armstrong conserved a scenic and productive farm in Calais with the Vermont Land Trust and sold to the land to farmer Mike Betit, who is moved his organic vegetable business to the property. Ella grew up on the 129-acre farm, located at the intersection of Pekin...
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...
Couple Returns to Farming through VLT’s Farmland Access Program

Couple Returns to Farming through VLT’s Farmland Access Program

Dana Burkewitz grew up on his family’s dairy in Irasburg, taking part in running the farm through his early adulthood. He later went on to operate a trucking and logging business, but he and his wife, Wendy, wanted to return to a farming life. They saw a window of...