Introducing Caitlin and Jason of Sobremesa in Fairfield, VT

We’re excited to publish a new Farmer Profile of an inspiring beginning farmer every few weeks on the NYFC blog to help showcase the breadth and vision of the next generation of agricultural leaders. Sobremesa begins this season under the stewardship of husband and wife team, Jason and Caitlin Rodriguez, on land at Stony Pond Farm in Fairfield, Vermont. We will grow vegetables and herbs on one-twelfth of an acre and tomatoes and hot peppers in a... Read More

Inside the University of Vermont Farmer Apprentice Program

Vermont isn’t exactly shabby when it comes to nurturing agricultural opportunities and support for its farmers. And now, aspiring farmers have another avenue through which to learn the trade: The University of Vermont’s Farmer Apprentice Program. The buzz-garnering inaugural five-month program (what initially was seven months has recently been shortened) runs May 31 to November 4 and combines intensive farming with classroom work, covering the... Read More