Category Archives: Land Access

Coaching for Farmers and Food System Workers

These last couple months have been a rollercoaster of events and the world seems upside down on so many levels. Chances are good some aspect of your life is not feeling great right now and we want to be there … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Arbor Farmstead & Alisha Utter

In 2016, Alisha Utter launched Arbor Farmstead in the Champlain Islands with her partner, Kyle Bowley. Arbor Farmstead focuses on plant-based agriculture, following the practices of “veganic” farming which builds on organic practices but eschews all animal products/byproducts from fish meal to animal manure. A diverse mix of plants and practices, flexibility in responding to customers, and strategic planning in balancing farm and off-farm work, all work together to help Alisha and Kyle build their farm’s resilience to production, market, financial and human risks. Continue reading

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Spotlight on Lydia Smith: Growing a Business while Growing Up

Originally published in UVM New Farmer Blog With her prize-winning registered Border Leicester sheep flock, Lydia Smith is a beginning farmer to watch. Lydia’s business, Echo Ridge Flock, sells breeding stock, feeder lambs, raw fleeces, wool blankets, pelts and meat, and … Continue reading

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