Bear Roots Farm Expands to New Land in Williamstown

Bear Roots Farm Expands to New Land in Williamstown

Six years ago, Karin Bellemare and Jon Wagner started an organic vegetable farm from scratch on a farm in South Barre. The farm hadn’t been active for many years, the land wasn’t tilled, and there were no greenhouses or crop storage facilities. Now Bear Roots Farm is...
Family Conserves Farmland and Sugarbush in Newport Center

Family Conserves Farmland and Sugarbush in Newport Center

Carolyn and Howard “Tom” Collins grew up on adjacent farms in Newport. They were first neighbors, then friends, and then a couple, marrying in 1961. They now own both farms together. In planning for retirement, Carolyn and Tom decided to sell a conservation easement...
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...