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...
Organic Dairy Farmers Conserve Third Farm Property

Organic Dairy Farmers Conserve Third Farm Property

George “Jeep” and JoAnne Madison operate the organic Madison Dairy Farm in Shoreham, together with their son, Will. A few years ago, they purchased a nearby farm from the Wagner family, which they now use to grow hay for their herd of 80 milking cows. Having...
Organic Farm Realizes Conservation Mission in Danville

Organic Farm Realizes Conservation Mission in Danville

Vince Foy and Deb Yonker have farmed in the hills of Caledonia County for more than 30 years. Originally an organic dairy, today Lewis Creek Jerseys produces certified organic dry hay, haylage, and grass-fed Angus beef, as well as non-organic lamb and pork. They sell...
Mighty Food Farm Puts Down Roots in Shaftsbury

Mighty Food Farm Puts Down Roots in Shaftsbury

At Mighty Food Farm, the term “community-supported agriculture” applies to far more than the weekly food share program many have become familiar with. Community support has come in many ways, most notably when the farm’s owner, Lisa MacDougall, wanted to buy land of...