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...
Historic Rockingham Farm Stays in the Family

Historic Rockingham Farm Stays in the Family

October 4, 2019 — The Stickney Farm lies along both sides of Pleasant Valley Road in Rockingham. It has been in the Stickney family since 1897, when they began supplying the Bellows Falls area with maple syrup and butter. Richard Stickney returned to the farm in...
A Gift of Land for Newport’s Bluffside Farm

A Gift of Land for Newport’s Bluffside Farm

Vermont Land Trust recently received a small land gift. Like many small gifts, its impact far exceeds its size. Three brothers, Hank, Tom, and Doug Amon, own land in Newport that has been in their family for many generations. The property is just across the road from...
More than 700 Acres Conserved within Important Wildlife Corridor

More than 700 Acres Conserved within Important Wildlife Corridor

In the far reaches of northern Vermont lies a massive swath of forest that is an important link between the Green Mountains and the forests of Canada. The Cold Hollow Mountains link up with a wide network of animal habitats stretching from New York to Nova Scotia....
The Old Tappers: On the Baird Farm in Chittenden

The Old Tappers: On the Baird Farm in Chittenden

Writing and photographs by David Middleton, member of VLT Board of Trustees — High up in a southward opening valley in the rolling hills around Chittenden, Bob and Bonnie Baird own and operate the 300-acre Baird Farm. Bob is the third generation of the Baird...