I began to discover my love of the land while working on a large scale conventional produce farm in CT. On The Berry Farm, I learned how to gently harvest berries, set up and run a farm stand, maintain hot house tomatoes, harvest potatoes and corn by hand, install a drip irrigation system and, best of all, give hay rides during the fall harvest season.
Back 40 Farm VT is a much smaller concept and is based on the community supported agriculture (CSA) business model. Inspired by the bio-intensive and organic techniques put forth by Eliot Coleman and more recently Jean-Martin Fortier, my little farm will produce an amazing amount of healthy, fresh vegetables and berries. Although Back 40 Farm is not yet organically certified, in consultation with organic agricultural specialists, I will only use growing methods that improve soil quality and techniques that are free from harmful herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. You are invited to watch the farm grow and blossom on our facebook page.
Since 1995, I have called Vermont home. As a student of Environmental Economics, consumer choice and understanding how conventional farming impacts our environment have always intrigued me. The creation of Back 40 Farm VT is my way of helping the local community by providing fresh, local produce for a reasonable price.