Discarded Christmas trees are usually a sad punctuation mark to the holiday season. Not, however, at Flower Gap Farm, a small artisanal operation that sells raw goat milk products on Mt. Philo Road.
Join Nordic Farm Thursday, September 23rd, from 4-7 pm for a Nordic Nite Out
The Selectboard approved Nordic Farms 3.0’s permit application for a food truck to operate at its farm stand on Thursdays beginning August 26 and ending October 7. The truck will serve woodfired pizza, the application said.
Tim Wall has found a balance in his life with one foot in the slow lane of his Three Chimney Farm and the other in the fast-paced investment world with Burlington-based Hula. For a while, the farm was a bigger focus in Wall’s life, but these days it is taking a back seat to his investment work.
Perched on a hill off Route 7 in Charlotte sits Sweet Roots Farm & Market, the former Charlotte Berry Farm, operated by Jane and Dan MacLean.
Katherine Knox purchased her first lambs in 2007, when she got sidetracked on a trip to Fletcher by a girl walking a Jersey cow on Spear Street. Soon, more lambs and other farm critters took up residence at her home in Charlotte.
Lilyanna Mittelstadt made good use of her time at the end of a long summer by painting this mural of her neighbor’s farm—Holly and Mark Rochefort’s Haytumble Farm in Charlotte. Photos by Mark Rochefort
To meet Cathy Wells at Unity Farm on Higbee Road is to enter the world of a true dynamo. Ordinary multitaskers would be put to shame.
Fat Cow Farm is just one part of Trono Enterprises run by the Trono sons Zach, Lucas and Derick. Zach runs the farm, Lucas operates the oil business, and Derek does real estate.
The August 1 Planning Commission meeting agenda was a continuation of several topics from recent meetings: Act 143 and accessory on-farm businesses and the East Charlotte Village (ECV) district boundaries. The commission also introduced its newest commission member, James Faulkner.
Peter Carreiro, owner of Rise ‘n Shine, a grocery delivery service based in Charlotte and serving eleven local communities, is poised to take ownership of the Spears family property on the corner of Route 7 and Church Hill Road. “We are currently under contract with plans to close in January,” says Carreiro. “Soon after we will begin the process of un-developing the space.”
Saturday I came back to the farm after the farmers market feeling pretty whooped. It had been unexpectedly hot, and standing behind a grill for four hours had made it even more so. It’s been a hot stretch of weather (hottest July on record, in fact), and rain has been hard to come by. August had started off similarly. And while the forecast has been regularly calling for rain, we have regularly been left high and dry.
I’m 47 years old and this month was the first time in my life that I’ve ever weeded a garden. While this might be surprising to many, as I am the newly appointed Food & Farm director at Philo Ridge Farm, I’ve spent the better part of my adult life on the social and culinary side of food and agriculture. Furthermore, other than my college years at UVM, I’ve spent my entire life in the city.
Vermont state representatives Kiah Morris, D-Bennington, and Mike Yantachka, D-Charlotte, presented House Concurrent Resolution H.C.R. 364 to Dr. Jackson Clemmons and Mrs. Lydia Clemmons on Wednesday, May 2, in recognition of the Clemmons Family Farm’s A Sense of Place project,
The Clemmons Family Farm was recently selected as one of 17 recipients, from a pool of 45 applicants, for the 2018 Barn Preservation Grant to support the preservation of the farm’s “Big Barn.” The Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation awarded the $15,000 matching grant that is administered through the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. The grants support the “rehabilitation of historic agricultural buildings that are a symbol of Vermont’s rural landscape.”
With the receipt of a prestigious $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America’s National Placemaking Fund, the Clemmons Family Farm makes a huge leap forward toward the family’s goal of creating a multicultural center in Charlotte devoted to celebrating African American history, art and culture. Funds for the project, titled “A Sense of Place,” will be used to host