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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 […]

teachers visit with pigs

Open Farm Week!

So much happens on a farm, especially in the growing season.  Most of it beyond what customers get to see, especially since most people who buy from farms get their products at the market, store or a delivery. This week, is Open Farm Week in Vermont – a chance for people to get out and […]

fat toad with alaina pinto

Inspiration!

Good. Clean. Fair.               Slow Food Vermont  boils what is important down to these simple words. And when they teamed up with Humaneitarian.org to host a “Heritage Breed Supper” at Half Pint Farm at the Intervale, that sounded like an event we wanted to be a part of.  The […]

Slow Food Humaneitarian Dinner

Dry to Wet

The season has turned from too dry to good and wet! The heirloom tomatoes are growing like crazy and have had their first pruning. A large kale harvest has made way for sweet potatoes. The goats are moving through grass quickly and the 24 piglets, still unnamed have taken on that half tank and half […]

acappelics video at farm

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 […]

bridge opening crowd

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

Sun Stock! Farmhouse Bone Broth with a Flare

We know it is a great responsibility to do things right when farming at the top of the watershed. Our snow pack is making its way with the first April showers into our mountain streams. Eventually it will join the Dog River, then the Winooski, and into Lake Champlain, the Richelieu River and the Gulf […]

Turkey stock broth

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 […]

Photo by UVM Provost David Rosowsky