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Strengthening Food Systems: VLT Responds to the Coronavirus

Strengthening Food Systems: VLT Responds to the Coronavirus

“When things are insecure, it’s not a bad idea to produce more food,” said Angus Baldwin as he deftly cut and bound flat-leaf parsley. “I wasn’t sure if we’d be selling or giving it away this year, but I figured there would be a need for it.” Angus operates the nonprofit West Farm on VLT’s Brewster Uplands Conservation Trust property in Jeffersonville. The parsley was destined for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program, one of several partners Angus is working with this year to get healthy food in the hands of those who need it.

Shuttered Farmstand Re-Opens its Doors as Wilson Farm Market

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.

Largest Deer Farm in State Conserved

Largest Deer Farm in State Conserved

Hank Dimuzio didn’t follow a typical path to become a farmer. For over 20 years he built up what is now the largest deer farm in the state while working as an emergency room physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center. In 2016, he retired from the hospital to pursue farming full time.

Largest Deer Farm in State Conserves Land with Vermont Land Trust

Largest Deer Farm in State Conserves Land with Vermont Land Trust

Hank Dimuzio and Rhonda Roberts of LedgEnd Farm worked with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve 132 acres of their deer farm on Munger Street. Theirs is the largest deer farm in the state with over 400 animals. Hank didn’t follow a typical path to become a farmer. For over 20 years he built up his deer farm business while working as an emergency room physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center. In 2016, he retired from the hospital to pursue farming full time.

Young Farmers Revive Local Food Hub in Greensboro

Young Farmers Revive Local Food Hub in Greensboro

A few years ago, Greensboro residents were saddened by the closure of Hazendale Farm, a popular organic farm and farmstand located on Hardwick Street. David Allen and Diana Griffiths made the difficult decision to close after providing locally-grown vegetables,...