Organic Dairy Conserves More Land in Newport Town

Organic Dairy Conserves More Land in Newport Town

Marc and Tiffany Marquis conserved their home farm on Route 100 in Newport Town, where they have 120 cows whose organic milk they ship to Organic Valley. This is the second property the couple has conserved with VLT. In total they have protected 246 acres from...
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...
Historic Langdell Farm Conserved in Cambridge

Historic Langdell Farm Conserved in Cambridge

Across Vermont, town real estate records usually go back to the late 1700s when many towns were first chartered. In Cambridge, the Langdell family’s farm can be found in the very first volume, from 1790; it remains in Langdell ownership to this day. Carol...
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...