The Farm Blog

Newsletter 9/22/21

By johnh | September 22, 2021

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Here is the lineup: Soup and Bread Gift Distribution this Friday 9/24, 4-6pm. We will have hundreds of loaves of fresh Bread and two delicious Soups, made from carefully grown and gleaned ingredients, all offered as a gift to anyone who is hungry for any reason. The Brush Brook Soup is…

Newsletter 9/15/21

By johnh | September 15, 2021

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Nearly sixty neighbors of all ages gathered in a circle in the hay meadow last Sunday evening for our Community Conversation, where we took time to honor and give voice to what has been and also began the process of imagining what could be.  This is a constant dance for us…

Newsletter 9/8/21

By johnh | September 8, 2021

Photo: Ben Sklar Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Three bits of logistical news: We return to weekly Soup and Bread Gift Distribution this Friday 9/10, 4-6pm. Join us each Friday this month for fresh Bread and homemade Soups, assembled from carefully grown and gleaned ingredients. The Brush Brook Soup this week includes hearty chunks of our…

Newsletter 8/31/21

By johnh | August 31, 2021

Photo: Evan Hoyt Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Words are powerful business. In a time of digitally-distanced-living, could it be true that the words we choose to type and speak extend ever-more-potent influence upon the world? The word spell – invoking magical power and influence, even dark deception – means simply to make meaning by arranging…

Newsletter 8/25/21

By johnh | August 25, 2021

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, This is Evan writing today – I hope you don’t miss Adam too much as we share the joy and labor of producing this newsletter! It’s been a pleasure to hear responses and reactions to Erika’s and Ava’s writing from last week. Please know we always invite and welcome replies with…

Newsletter 8/18/21

By johnh | August 18, 2021

Photo: Ben Sklar Hello Friends and Neighbors, This is Erika writing to you today. For those of you I haven’t met, I am a member of the Farm Team. You’ll often find me around the gift stand or in the gardens tending to veggies – come say hi! I am writing to share the story…

Newsletter 8/11/21

By johnh | August 11, 2021

Photo: Dick Mitchell Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Adam here. I was asked to do an interview with Ric Cengeri for his radio show Vermont Viewpoint last week. You can listen to the interview HERE. Ric had clearly done some research on the Farm and asked some interesting questions, including:     How is the model sustainable?…

Newsletter 8/4/21

By johnh | August 4, 2021

Photo: Dick Mitchell Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Heavy Rains create muddy conditions in the poorly drained hill pastures, and with another inch on the way we decide it is time to run the Sheep flock back to the well-drained flats of the Home Farm, about three quarters of a mile along the paved Main Road.…

Newsletter 7/28/21

By johnh | July 28, 2021

Photo: Ben Sklar Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Haze arrives in the night, casting the morning hills in reds and oranges. I look out through the rear window as the car speeds along the highway, a two-hour return trip from my father’s birthday dinner in the opposite corner of the state. The haze makes the normally…

Newsletter 7/21/21

By johnh | July 21, 2021

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Day 1 on the Hill. It is nearly dark when I arrive at the small clearing where I will sleep and sit for three days, on a high Mountain Ridge above the Farm. My clothes are sweat-soaked and muddied from the steep climb – wading through waist-deep Nettles and Ferns, remembering…