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

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 the 1950s, after...
Strafford Village Farm and Almanack Farm Take Root in Orange County

Strafford Village Farm and Almanack Farm Take Root in Orange County

For many new farmers, launching a business is like putting together a puzzle. To complete the picture, each puzzle piece must be in the correct place at the correct time. Financing, property, market demand, business planning, and even conservation, are just a few of...
Franklin County Veterinarian Protects Farm and Wildlife Habitat

Franklin County Veterinarian Protects Farm and Wildlife Habitat

Milt Robison is a well-respected, large-animal veterinarian who has been practicing in Franklin County since 1964. Milt is also a beef farmer and thinks conserving good farmland is one of the best things Vermont can do to maintain the working landscape. This summer he...
Town of Middlebury Helps Conserve Two Farms

Town of Middlebury Helps Conserve Two Farms

VLT has worked with towns across the state to protect land. Many of these towns have created conservation funds that support projects from swimming holes to town forests to farms. The Town of Middlebury has built up their land conservation fund over a few decades, so...