Sanctuary Dairy Farm Sunapee, NH
Rupert Valley Holsteins West Rupert, VT
Chambers Farm, LLC Heuvelton, NY
Caverly Farms Clinton, ME
A. Ooms & Sons Dairy Farm Valatie, NY
Four Hills Farm Bristol, VT
There are many rolling hills in the pastoral landscape around Four Hills Farm, but its name actually refers to a different kind of hill entirely. The four Hill siblings – Ron, Brian, Joanne and Kevin – purchased the family farm from their parents, Jeanette and Robert, who are technically retired, but still involved. There are even three from the next generation of Hills back on the farm after each earned a degree in a different aspect of agriculture: Elizabeth and Britney, Brian’s daughters, and Megan, Ron’s oldest.
Flood Brothers Farm Clinton, ME
The Floods have been farming the fields of central Maine for more than 200 years. Their land, which runs for miles alongside the Kennebec River, is currently home to three generations and employs 12 family members plus another 30 people. “For us, family not only includes our relations, but our employees, many of whom have been with us for decades,” says Jenni Tilton-Flood who married Dana Flood, a member of the third generation.
Five Mile Farm Lisbon, NY
Farmer Hodge's Dairy Fairlee, VT
Fairmont Farm East Montpelier & Craftsbury, VT
EMMA Acres Exeter, RI
Cynthia and Scooter LaPrise raised their four children—Elizabeth, Matthew, Alex and Maggie—on the farm they named after the first initials of each of their offspring. Supporting Cabot and Rhody Fresh is just one way that the community can support family-operated dairy farms, the local economy and the preservation of farmland and open space. The LaPrise family offers another way through their recently opened farm store, which stocks a full line of dairy products as well as local beef, pork and honey and other delicious foods. Gardeners can purchase rich bagged compost and cow manure.
Emergo Farm Danville, VT
At Emergo Farm Bed & Breakfast, guests can enjoy a relaxing country vacation with beautiful views and a warm farm-family welcome to a sixth-generation dairy operation. The farm dates back to 1858 when Bebo Webster’s great-great-great grandparents began farming in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The original barns were built in the 1890s with craftsmanship you don’t see much anymore, fastened with the pegs of traditional post-and-beam construction. Visitors can even see the original outhouse, although they don’t have to use it.