Bread and Butter Farm in South Burlington and Shelburne - Vermont Land Trust

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.”

Booth farmland in Barre Town Green fields with mountains in the distance

Local Family Conserves Prime Farmland in Barre Town

A gorgeous stretch of open fields with long-range views in Barre has been conserved for farming into the future, honoring the area’s farming heritage. Beloved in the community, Gordon Booth had long wanted to see it protected; his children fulfilled this vision.

Farmstand sign - Wilson Farm Market in Greensboro is open for business, thanks to conservation with VLT

Shuttered Farmstand Re-Opens its Doors as Wilson Farm Market

Greensboro-area residents who love farm-fresh food have something to celebrate with the revival of a local farm. By conserving the farmland with the Vermont Land Trust, Brenden and Lindsay Beer were able to buy the former Hazendale Farm and have revived the popular farmstand on Hardwick Street.