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Statement from the Vermont Land Trust on the evolution of Bread & Butter Farm and the founding of the Vermont Agrarian Commons

Statement from the Vermont Land Trust on the evolution of Bread & Butter Farm and the founding of the Vermont Agrarian Commons

“Access to affordable farmland is one of the biggest barriers for farmers seeking to start or grow a business,” said Maggie Donin, Farmland Access Program Director for the Vermont Land Trust. “Through land conservation and the creation of new ownership models, the Vermont Agrarian Commons, Bread & Butter Farm, the Vermont Land Trust, and others are helping to address that issue today and in to the future, while protecting important farmland.”

Alpenglow Farm Finds Permanent Home in Warren

Alpenglow Farm Finds Permanent Home in Warren

An experienced farming couple have become first-time farm owners, thanks to the generosity of Anne Burling of East Warren. Working closely with the Burling family and VLT’s Farmland Access Program, Zeb Swick and Samantha Duchaine of Alpenglow Farm bought over 50 acres...
New Farms Take Root in Vermont

New Farms Take Root in Vermont

Celebrating 100 Farmland Access Projects Jon Wagner and Karin Bellemare were operating a CSA on rented land on Long Island and feeling a little boxed in. There were the challenges of farming in a place without many farms. “We had some chicken tractors going in a field...
Strafford Village Farm and Almanack Farm Take Root in Orange County

Strafford Village Farm and Almanack Farm Take Root in Orange County

For many new farmers, launching a business is like putting together a puzzle. To complete the picture, each puzzle piece must be in the correct place at the correct time. Financing, property, market demand, business planning, and even conservation, are just a few of...