Functional, sculptural and often whimsical ceramics, inspired by and created in the Green Mountains.
Tangletown Farm raises a large variety of pasture-raised animals. It is a small family farm committed to great animal care and careful stewardship of their land. The farm offers a CSA and farmers market discounts.
Sweet Rowen Farmstead is a grass-based dairy located in East Albany, VT. We bottle gently pasteurized, creamtop milk from our pasture-fed herd. Our farm provides families with safe, delicious milk products that support the local economy without sacrificing the integrity of our environment. We mow and move our hay ourselves, closely inspecting each bale for quality and nutritional content. In addition to bottled milk, we’re developing a line of cultured fresh dairy products to showcase our cows’ delicious milk and provide the community with healthful, local, responsibly produced dairy products.
Our 25cow herd is a mix of Holsteins and Randall Linebacks, a heritage breed wellsuited to both a grassbased diet and our harsh climate. Randall Linebacks were once common across New England but over time were replaced by highproducing breeds, such as Holsteins. The last herd was discovered in Vermont in the 1980s, and their number has slowly increased since then. Randall Linebacks are easily recognized by the white splash running the length of their backs and white splotching on the face.
Silloway Maple is a family business owned by Paul Lambert and John, Stuart, David and Bette Silloway. The business was started by Bette’s father, Paul Silloway, in the 1940s. Silloway Maple uses all renewable resources, including waste wood from their logging business for their traditionally wood-fired arch, and solar-power for all the sugarhouse electrical needs. The solar also provides about half of the family dairy farm’s requirements.
Rusty Bird Farm is located on our off-grid homestead in Walden. We grow a wide variety of vegetables on 1 ½ acres and also produce seedlings, maple syrup, sauerkraut and eggs. We follow organic growing practices but are not certified organic. Our soil program involves compost and manure, mineral amendments, organic fertilzers and cover crops. Our heavy soils require substantial tillage in their initial years. Now that our fields are established we look forward to experimenting with low-till equipment, crop rotations, cover crops and mulch to reduce soil disturbance. We have never used any pesticides, organic or chemical, instead focusing on crop health and the use of physical barriers like row cover. We have two large hoophouses for growing tomatoes in the summer and greens in winter and a small hoophouse to raise seedlings in the spring. Our love of vegetables shows through the diversity found in our fields. We are constantly trialing varieties to find the best tasting and strongest growing cultivars.
Rusty Bird Farm is named after the Rusty Blackbird, an imperiled and unique species found throughout the boreal forests of this continent. Before starting to farm full-time, Caleb spent three memorable springs studying these birds in the bogs of northern New England and Alaska.
At Red Hen Baking Company, we specialize in long-fermented, handmade, hearth baked breads. Most of our breads are naturally leavened. This process involves maintaining starters that have support a population of wild yeasts and beneficial bacteria. The breads made in this manner are chewier and more flavorful than breads leavened with commercial yeast. Our breads are Certified Organic and many of them make use of local ingredients. After eight and a half years of running the business in Duxbury, Randy George and Eliza Cain, co-owners, moved the bakery to a new home in Middlesex in November 2007. The new location operates as the wholesale bread bakery and a cafe.
Our farm is perched on the hill above the beautiful and bountiful Twin Ponds in Brookfield, Vermont. We are blessed to be the caretakers of these 14 acres of pasture, woodland, and gardens, and it is our dream to bring as much vitality to this land as we possibly can. We believe in the healing power of plants and we are dedicated to growing medicinal plants of the highest quality, beginning with healthy soil and followed through with care in harvest and processing.
We grow our plants organically and with much enthusiasm; we feel there are few greater honors than to be in the midst of so many healing plant spirits. Our work is inspired by natural farming, permaculture principles, biodynamic methods, and the rich traditions of those who have farmed this land before us. We are committed to growing medicine for healing ourselves, our communities, and our ecosystems. We hope you enjoy the good medicine!
Stan and Debora of Mount Mansfield Creamery operate a small family-owned dairy in Morrisville, Vermont. Debora milks about 30 Holstein and Brown Swiss cows a day and ships to the Saint Albans Cooperative.
LePage Farm has been growing and marketing organic fruits and vegetables locally year ’round for 3 decades. We are located in Barre Town near the top of Beckley Hill and has been farmed continuously by the LePages since the Civil War. Although our clay loam soils are not considered ideal for a vegetable farm, we have always amazed customers by the flavor of our produce. This has much to do with re-mineralization of our soils, and the organic matter produced by the use of many sources of composted animal manures. We grow over 110 varieties of vegetables, the production of which we pioneered in central Vermont. Globe artichokes, honeydew melons, okra, lima beans, romanesco broccoli, sweet potatoes, peanuts, tomatilloes and many other varieties were first grown in Vermont here on this farm. And we still are working on new introductions to the brief Vermont growing season. Whether you want a golden turnip in January, or a Sharlyn melon in August, you will find professionally grown produce, worth what you pay for it from us. E-mail us with your questions or comments – firstname.lastname@example.org, or join in our radio talk show, The Curse of the Golden Turnip, Sunday 6 to 9 AM on WGDR-FM 91.1.
We are the ladies of Lazy Lady Farm. We produce the great milk that goes into Lazy Lady Farm’s fine artisanal cheeses. Lazy Lady Farm has been producing fine cheeses for over 25 years. We make cheese 5 – 6 days a week thereby producing cheese from the freshest milk possible. We produce the milk with organic grain, rotational grazing in the summer months, and in the winter we feed out our own hay which we grow on 12 acres here on the farm. The soils are well maintained with composted manures and minerals. We keep a herd of 40 registered Alpines. We work hard on our genetics, bringing in breeding stock from fine farms out west in order to create lovely animals and high producers. The farm is off-grid and produces its own electricity with the use of solar and wind power. We have 2 geo thermal cellars to ripen the cheeses. One for aged cheeses and one for the bloomy rind cheeses and washed rind cheeses. We employ one full time person and 4 part time folks who live in the area. A lot of work and effort goes into making our fine cheeses. As well as making cheese Lazy Lady Farm also grows beef and whey-fed pork. These animals are given a great amount of care and commitment to their well being and comfort. Please visit our booth at the farmers market and please visit our website and our spot on the Vermont cheese council website to learn more.
Huard Family Farm is the only Tier II Raw Goat Milk diary in Vermont. Since we are Tier II we are allowed to deliver our milk. Frank, Karen, Mabel & Evelyn are all a part of the production of the very best goat’s milk in Vermont determined by the VT Dairy Industry Association. Huard Family Farm has been awarded the top quality award for 2009 and 2011 (2 out of the 3 years that VT Dairy Industry Association has been recognizing goat milk). We milk 9 goats and also sell goat meat (Chevon).
Heartwood Farm is a diversified vegetable farm located in South Albany, Vt. Bordered by beaver ponds, sugar maple, and spruce, our goal is to bring food to all corners of our community and to continue the thriving rural traditions in our lives and work. Along with growing vegetables we tap around 700 maples using non-leaded buckets and boil sap in a wood-fired evaporator.
All Natural 100% Grass Fed and Finished Highland and Highland Cross Beef. No Hormones or Antibiotics used. Our animals are born and humanely raised in Greensboro Bend and Plainfield. We are proud of what we do and invite you to come see!
Dog River Farm is an organic vegetable and berry farm growing on 30 acres just outside of Montpelier.
Applecheek Farm is a sustainable, certified organic family farm. Our farm produces certified organic grass-fed beef and humanely-raised veal, pasture-raised poultry, pasture-raised heritage pigs. The farm also offers farm tours and school field trips. The Clark family has owned and operated Applecheek Farm since 1965.