Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes: Then and Now

Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes: Then and Now

Ninety years after Fred and Gertrude Peaslee bought their potato farm in Guildhall, their family continues their legacy today, Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes. This is one of the few potato farms in the state, producing around one million pounds of potatoes every year....
Former Armstrong Farm is Supporting a New Vegetable Business

Former Armstrong Farm is Supporting a New Vegetable Business

Ella Armstrong grew up on a 129-acre farm in Calais, where her family ran a small dairy until 2015. When she inherited the property, she knew she wanted it to remain a farm, as did her neighbors. She decided to work with VLT’s Farmland Access Program to conserve the...
Armstrong Farm in Calais Conserved, New Farm Business Established

Armstrong Farm in Calais Conserved, New Farm Business Established

Ella Armstrong conserved a scenic and productive farm in Calais with the Vermont Land Trust and sold to the land to farmer Mike Betit, who is moved his organic vegetable business to the property. Ella grew up on the 129-acre farm, located at the intersection of Pekin...
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...
Sweetland Farm in Norwich Grows their Business

Sweetland Farm in Norwich Grows their Business

In just five years, Norah Lake and Chris Polashenski of Sweetland Farm have built a thriving vegetable, livestock, and hay business. When they first moved to the land that they’d bought on Route 132 through VLT’s Farmland Access Program, Norah began an...