Barn and cows in pasture at Livewater Farm

Livewater Farm Transfers to the Next Generation

Bill and Miriam Acquaviva have operated Livewater Farm in Westminster for over two decades. Their organic farm has rolling fields, a small sugarbush, and a year-round farmstand. In 1998, VLT helped Bill and Miriam buy additional acreage and expand their farm to 51 acres, all of which they conserved. Over time, the Acquavivas built up […]

Full Belly Farm Sign

Dreams Come True on Monkton Berry Farm

Sarah and Stephen Park met while working at Lewis Creek Farm in Starksboro. They later went on to start a taco truck business together. “Self-employment was really important to us,” explained Sarah. “If we’re talking about dreams—we wanted to farm. I just fell in love with farming.” The dream began to come true when they […]

milkweed blossoms

Rethinking Milkweed: Pesky intruder or cash crop?

Milkweed, long considered little more than a pesky intruder, could become a profitable crop for Vermont farmers. Research being led by University of Vermont plant agronomist Heather Darby suggests that the white, fluffy floss produced by the plant’s seed pods has economic potential. It’s already being used in Canada for purposes ranging from winter jacket […]