Prime Farmland in Randolph Center to Remain Open

Prime Farmland in Randolph Center to Remain Open

Judith Parker’s land stretches from Route 66 to Water Street, parallel to East Bethel Road in the Randolph Center Historic District. Vermont Technical College uses this field of fine agricultural soil as pasture and cropland for their farm operation. For some time,...
Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes: Then and Now

Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes: Then and Now

Ninety years after Fred and Gertrude Peaslee bought their potato farm in Guildhall, their family continues their legacy today, Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes. This is one of the few potato farms in the state, producing around one million pounds of potatoes every year....
Flag Hill Farm Conserves Orchard, Forest and Trail

Flag Hill Farm Conserves Orchard, Forest and Trail

Sabra Ewing has vivid childhood memories of long Sunday walks with her class at The Mountain School in Vershire. The children would follow the Cross Rivendell Trail to the clearing atop Flag Pole Hill, where a flag flies to this day. Years later the owners of the hill...
New Town Forest in Westford

New Town Forest in Westford

The Westford community came together with the Vermont Land Trust to protect a treasured piece of land known locally as the Jackson Farm and Forest. The centrally located property is well-loved for its forest and stone-wall-lined farmland that stretches between the...
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...