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August Support!

May and August….the 2 months that seem to try the patience of at least these farmers.  Fortunately, we’ve had some extra hands lending some support around here. These August days already getting a bit shorter (whew!) and the hens seem to know it, but they have just been outfitted with some solar powered lights to keep […]

hens solar lights

Wall Street Journal Suggests “Vacation on a Vermont Farm”

  The Wall Street Journal did a feature on 5 Vermont Farmstays in their Off Duty Travel section.  Check out the entire story and see our profile, including highlighting a unique opportunity to enjoy world-class chamber music on the farm through out partnership with Scrag Mountain Music. “A hands-on animal farm: Watch the goats exhibit […]

WSJ farmstay headline

Goat Appreciation at Green Mountain Girls Farm

Journalist/Blogger Stacey Brandt stumbled across our farm and one of our farm experiences and wrote about her time at the farm for Seven Days.  She captured the reactions we receive from so many visitors from near and far.  Glad she and her friend enjoyed the visit and were able to craft such an enjoyable story. […]

Seven days stacey brandt goat appreciation

Experiencing Farms

Even though photosynthesis is one of nature’s finest miracles and plants around the farm are showing us every color imaginable, it is the farm animals that attract many of our visitors. When booking custom tours goats often are the lead draw, though pigs on pasture are a close second.  But inevitably the poultry on pasture […]

Roberto with tourists and sows

Journal de Montreal – Great weekend trip

Travel writer Marie-France Bornais included a farmstay as a key piece of her weekend trip from Quebec.  With family from Québec, it is always a treat to have Canadians at the farm.  Nous aimons les visiteurs du Canada, les francophones et les anglophones.   Pour les francophones de prés et de loin, profitez de cet article […]

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Celebrating Community & the Floating Bridge

The Floating Bridge is a notable landmark and a special gathering spot.  So special that it is the namesake for our cooperative of local businesses that offer people the opportunity to experience small farm living, locally raised farm products, and the seasonal beauty of Central Vermont’s working agricultural landscape, the Floating Bridge Food & Farms Cooperative. […]

alaina interview

May Days

Thursday… volunteers bolstered our reserve and helped us gain more road frontage back from chervil and more progress was made on Saturday. Thanks Liz, Martha and Molly! More folks are coming this Thursday, do join if you can (for any sliver or chunk of time from 3:30-6:30. Spring abundance brought a bright array of greens […]

4 generation farmstay

On the Move

Usually it is just our livestock that is on the move, from one spot to another.  Well and the farmers on the move all day from field to field, task to task.   But this week, a bit more of the farm will be on the move as we pack up farm fresh treats and […]

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View from a Visitor’s Eyes

It is always interesting to see something through someone else’s perspective.  The past several days we have gotten to see the farm through a visitor’s eyes — a visitor on her 4th trip to the farm, though the first with snow on the ground. Enjoy some of Abby’s photos and comments about the farm. “3-4 […]

kids and hen napping

Tip of the Iceberg

Attending Agritourism, Education & Economics on your farm forum at Shelburne Farms has proven stimulating.  Not only drinking in the view of expanses of pasture dotted with Brown Swiss cows grazing with the lake behind them, framed by the Adirondack Mountains.  But also giving us an opportunity to gather with colleagues and tour farms like Bread […]

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