A Farm at the Heart of its Community

A Farm at the Heart of its Community

In her 44 years of farming in Monkton, Norma Norris put her family farm at the heart of the community. She and her husband started out dairy farming in 1973. In ’95, they switched to what had been Norma’s sideline: delicious strawberries. They added veggies, more...
These Massachusetts residents are Vermonters at heart

These Massachusetts residents are Vermonters at heart

Dan Arguimbau recalls visiting farmers as a kid in Massachusetts. He’d go with his father, George, who was then an office manager for the USDA. “I love to talk to farmers and listen to their stories,” says Dan, a farmer himself. He lives with his wife, Peg, on a...
Working Together for Clean Water

Working Together for Clean Water

Cliffords have been farming in Starksboro since the family first arrived from Scotland in 1790. “What history has told us,” says eighth-generation farmer Eric Clifford, pointing east from his kitchen window, “is because Mr. John Deere hadn’t invented the steel plow...
Alpenglow Farm Finds Permanent Home in Warren

Alpenglow Farm Finds Permanent Home in Warren

November 11, 2019 — An experienced farming couple have become first-time farm owners, thanks to the generosity of Anne Burling of East Warren. Working closely with the Burling family and VLT’s Farmland Access Program, Zeb Swick and Samantha Duchaine of Alpenglow...
New Farms Take Root in Vermont

New Farms Take Root in Vermont

Celebrating 100 Farmland Access Projects Jon Wagner and Karin Bellemare were operating a CSA on rented land on Long Island and feeling a little boxed in. There were the challenges of farming in a place without many farms. “We had some chicken tractors going in a field...