Stories from the Farm

Photo of the Week

Some of our more enthusiastic young shoppers getting their veggies at the farmstand! We love sending our healthy, fresh veggies home with everyone, but it does warm our heart an extra bit to be feeding lots of young growing kids. Thanks Zoe, Graham and Becca & Nathan too!  

Green, a popular color

This week, farm life, is brought to you by the color green. Granted we can’t really see any green in our outside fields yet…just the very first hint where the snow has melted.  And of course where the first chervil plants are poking up..it is that time of year! But we are flush with green […]

Dreaming of Summer Fruit

This has been a week to get further inspired about our maturing orchard.  Yes, we do have a small orchard.  Our farmstand offerings have been modest thus far, a few offerings of fresh apples, plums & currants, applesauce, plum sauce, black currant coulis, elderflower tea and a few other specialized items. But our (and the orchard’s) […]

Back to the Farm Room

This week included some time back in our farm processing room.  The results are tasty and satisfying.  We have let the room be quiet for some time this winter to allow farmers time to rest, reflect and get to some other projects. But it has been calling, promising more sausage, soups, pickles….and we answered the […]

Women’s (including farmers) History Month

March is Women’s History Month and Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture took the opportunity to recognize all of the large number of women farmers in our state…including us!   Almost a quarter of Vermont’s farm owners/managers are women, notably more than the national average. Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Anson Tebbetts said, “Women play a critical role […]

Snow is Back with Pi Day Storm!

The snow is back, blanketing the farm…                             And the farmers took advantage of it…..                   And the farm dog apparently conquered us all in sledding.

Appreciating Carrie, Local Banquet AND Neighbors

  Pick up the Spring issue of Local Banquet!  Well, always pick up issues of Local Banquet because they continually do a great job of sharing stories about the triumphs and struggles of raising, selling, serving and preparing food raised in Vermont and the region. This issue marks 10 years of the magazine and also […]

Late Winter Greens

Now, we are in Vermont and while it has felt like the end of Winter, there is no telling what March will bring.                   But from a greens perspective, the day length is the governing force supported (and stymied) by the amount of sun and fluctuation in […]

Health per Acre – Dr. Vandana Shiva

Last weekend Vermont’s Northeast Organic Farmers (NOFA-VT) conference delivered dynamic keynote speakers. We traveled to UVM excited to hear the lauded Dr. Vandana Shiva.  What a treat, in this time of global uncertainty and contention, to listen to her wisdom about our shared future. She focused on the true purpose of farming, which in her mind is providing […]

The End of an Era

No, we aren’t talking about the Obamas (though a deep gratitude for their leadership and grace), but the end of another era here at the farm.  Perhaps a team nearly as famous, our first herd of goats and the queens of that herd, Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly.               […]