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Eating Well on Farmstays

 We were profiled as the Farm, Farmstay in Eating Well Magazine’s Travel Issue this year. “See the operation behind the Farmer’s Market stand.  Laura Olsen and Mari Omland grow organic vegetables and raise pastured poultry, pigs and goats on their 40 acre farm in Northfield, VT.  Collect eggs, feed sows Ramona Quimby and Amelia Bedelia […]

Parents.com on Farmstays for Families

  Parents Magazine chose to profile us in their piece on great Farm Stays in each state.                           In truth, we are a great farmstay whether you have kids or not, though we love the multi-generational farmstays. Check out info on our Barn […]

Thanks to the Teachers

  The tatsoi, vivid and Bok choy, mustard greens, broccoli raab, kale, chard, spinach and lettuces are so lush and colorful… whether you get a chance to pop your heads into the hoop houses or experience them as they show up on our plates. Those of us eating primarily from the farm are admitting to […]

Now That is a Village!

The Floating Bridge opening and celebration was amazing!       As we arrived in Hippo Park, Sandy Schmitt, VTrans Bridge engineer and Brookfield resident was scooting around with a wheel barrow tidying up final bits, green volunteer shirted folks and balloon arches were visible and the air was full of excitement and a good dose […]

Exploring Agritourism in Quebec

Early Wednesday morning Laura and Mari joined thirty-five farmers, tourism and farm support professionals boarding a tour bus for a 2-day exploration of agritourism sites in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. The big lessons of the trip are still percolating to clarity but one thing is certain, we had fun and are grateful especially for the chance […]

Farm Tours Bring Perspective

While our farm tour participants come from a variety of places and walks of life, often the responses converge. The view appeals. The distant Worcester Range a purple silhouette, with Paine Mountain and other near ridges in the full relief of peak foliage. Clean lines of the old fashioned barn and modern high tunnels occupy […]

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 […]

Dig in Vermont!

Vermont Life says Dig In Vermont “connects the dots between food and tourism”. As Vermonters who purposely explore our state and especially food and farm events, we are still surprised at how often we still learn of new offerings. DigIn VT is an interactive website that connects visitors and Vermonters alike to nearly 400 authentic Vermont food […]