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July 2020 Blog Posts
In this monthly feature, we recognize one of our member as a way to celebrate all the incredible people who make the NOFA-VT community what it is. This month we connected with Gabby Tuite and Henry Webb, organic veggie farmers from Old Road Farm. Originally established on 1/4 acre in Monkton in 2015, this year they found their dream property and forever farm with the help of the Vermont Land Trust in Granville, VT. Old Road Farm was also a recent recipient of NOFA-VT's Resilience Grants, which they plan to use to establish an on-site farm stand and build out their website. In addition to being certified organic through VOF, they are also certified by the Real Organic Project.
On July 1, 2020, NOFA-VT staff brought our mobile pizza oven to the Northeast Kingdom to make pizza for the crew at Black Dirt Farm in Stannard and several nearby organic farms (Flywheel Farm, Cate Hill Orchard and Provender Farm). Black Dirt Farm is a diversified family farm that collects food scraps from their community, forages hens, makes compost and worm castings with the excess food and manure, and uses them to nourish their soils and crops.