Healthy Living Produce visits Intervale Farms!

Arethusa Farm

Arethusa Farm is a 20 acre, 10 year old certified organic farm at the intervale.  Arethusa Farm has a dedicated team which helps create beautiful rows of mesclun, fennel, basil, cilantro, summer squash, baby bok choy and more.  Arethusa uses an amazing shared washing system using ropes, pullies and tracks with large nets! 

http://www.arethusafarmvermont.com/

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Diggers Mirth Collective Farm

This collective farm is worker owned and operated since 1992 and is 15 acres.  Diggers has beautiful rows of mesclun, beets, baby bok choy, scallions, basil, dill, arugula and more. 

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Diggers Mirth has an on site washing station using nets on handles and old washing machines as spinners. 

http://intervale.org/programs/agricultural_development/intervale_farmsList.shtml

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Half Pint Farm

Half Pint Farm is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Mara & Spencer Welton.  Half pint is a 2 acre farm that is beautifully maintained.  Half pint specializes in small, baby and specialty varieties of crops; up to 300 varieties at a time!  We saw charming 3 season shelters for heirloom tomatoes, baby squash and more.

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As well as rows of baby zucchini, pearl onions, beans, lettuce, raddichio and scrumptious microgreens.   

http://halfpintfarm.com/

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Stray Cat Flower Farm

Stray Cat is a beautiful 2 acre flower farm with lots of colors and fragrant aromas.  We saw lovely sunflowers just about to bloom and rows of bachelor’s buttons and lilies. 

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Stray Cat is now starting to harvest zinnia, sweetpea, and bee balm.

http://www.straycatflowers.com/

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New Farms for New Americans

New Farms for New Americans is a Project of the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV). AALV’s New Farms for New Americans (NFNA) project is a community gardening, social enterprise and agricultural training program of 93 refugee and immigrant households in Vermont.   NFNA has 6 acres near the Ethan Allen Homestead and 1 acre in the Intervale.  This amazing project fosters numerous families planting and growing their own gardens and pooling together the fruits and vegetables for retail sale. 

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We visited both the intervale and Ethan Allen site and saw multiple families working on their plots. 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Farms-for-New-Americans-Vermont/143021789091958

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Come and check out all of our amazing local fruits and vegetables in our produce department and come and chat with us about our fun trip!