Rutland native Mari Omland and UVM graduate Laura Olsen returned to Vermont in 2007 after enjoying careers in conservation and smart-growth non-profits. We made a mid-career shift into agriculture, each bringing with us 15 years of experience managing small to large non-profits and the skills and talents we developed along the way. Merging our former worlds of eco-tourism, organizational management, alpine ski racing, environmental and land use advocacy, and gardening with a passion for quality food, we launched a small, diversified farm: Green Mountain Girls Farm. Our small hill farm is well suited to produce small amounts of a large variety of delicious food. Diversified farming mimics nature where there is no waste—now that is revolutionary! Green Mountain Girls Farm was named to reflect on Vermont’s past influence on our nation and the potential of small farms to catalyze healthier food systems. Mari Omland and Laura Olsen own the farm and manage many aspects of the local food production and tourism elements. Liva Coejoined their team in 2009 as the Crop Manager, bringing nearly 10 years of experience working on farms, as well as biological training. Visiting Green Mountain Girls Farm, you will likely also meet apprentices, volunteers, seasonal staff, Uno the farm dog, Hop the barn cat, and the livestock that round out the team, creating high quality produce, eggs, meat and milk.
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