Conserved Thetford Farmland Brings Community Together

Conserved Thetford Farmland Brings Community Together

It all started with berries   When the blueberries are ripe at Thetford’s Cedar Circle Farm, word spreads and visitors start arriving. Grandparents with grandchildren, locals bringing visiting friends, families large and small, and spontaneous drop-bys, all...
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...
Livewater Farm Transfers to the Next Generation

Livewater Farm Transfers to the Next Generation

Bill and Miriam Acquaviva have operated Livewater Farm in Westminster for over two decades. Their organic farm has rolling fields, a small sugarbush, and a year-round farmstand. In 1998, VLT helped Bill and Miriam buy additional acreage and expand their farm to 51...