Category Archives: Quality of Life

Spotlight on Full Belly Farm

By Suzy Hodgson January is the time for crop planning at Full Belly Farm in Monkton, Vermont, when the land is covered with a blanket of snow. The new year 2020 is also a time to reflect as it’s the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Squier Family Farm

By Melissa Pasanen The last year has been a big one for Meadow and Josh Squier. The couple took on their first mortgage for 300-plus acres of land, started building a house and welcomed a second child to their family—all … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Bear Roots Farm

By Melissa Pasanen In 2013, Karin Bellemare and Jon Wagner left their first farm on Long Island to move back to Vermont. Seven years prior, they had met on the soccer field as Green Mountain College students. “Vermont just felt … Continue reading

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