Morgan Dairy Farm Has New Owners

Morgan Dairy Farm Has New Owners

Tina Durrance and Pete Decker ran an organic dairy with 60 milking cows in Barton for a decade, when they decided it was time to scale up. Through VLT’s Farmland Access Program, they found the property that suited their needs—a 571-acre farm in Morgan. The owners, Jim...
A Chance to Build a Trail through Bluffside Farm in Newport

A Chance to Build a Trail through Bluffside Farm in Newport

Imagine a recreation path that connects Newport City to bike paths in Canada. With Lake Memphremagog to the west and farms and forestland to the east, this seven-mile trail would be a major attraction for visitors and bring their business to local shops, hotels, and restaurants.

Ryegate Forest and Farmland Conserved

Ryegate Forest and Farmland Conserved

Jules Prown, a professor of art history at Yale University, and has done much of his scholarly writing on a property in Ryegate he has owned since 1972. The land was once a small hill farm used as a dairy, and Jules has continued to lease the meadow to farmers for...
Working Together: A Community Reimagines a Landmark Farm

Working Together: A Community Reimagines a Landmark Farm

Lake Memphremagog stretches north from Newport, rounding a forested point and reaching toward Canada. The view of the lake from downtown Newport City, enhanced by the undeveloped bluff just across the bay, is one of Newport’s most important scenic assets. The...