Saturday’s rain did not dampen the spirits of the 12 individuals that completed the 18-hour Growing Places class in Middlebury, VT. These individuals came together to explore the feasibility of starting or expanding an agricultural business. The class, which addresses topics such as goal-setting, decision-making, resource evaluation, financial planning, and marketing is offered several times each year in both classroom settings and in an online format. To learn more about Growing Places go to the Women’s Agricultural Network website and follow the links for Growing Places.
The highlight of the Middlebury class was a farm visit to Orb Weaver Farm in New Haven.
Marjorie answers questions from prospective farmers about the realities of owning and operating a farm.
In addition to a farmstead cheese, Orb Weaver is also a certified organic vegetable farm producing a variety of vegetables for the Addison County region. Most of the vegetables are sold through the Middlebury Coop.
The cheese cave at Orb Weaver Farm where some of the farmstead cheese produced by Majorie and Marian goes to be aged.
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- Facts & Figures
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- Financial Mgmt
- Food Safety
- General info
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- New Farmer Events
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- Quality of Life
- Resources for Beginning Farmers
- risk management
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- The USDA Farm Bill