Localvore Directory


Local Farms and Food Producers

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This is a community service page and content changes frequently.

This page is also a work in progress, and will include information on tours in the area, such as the Farm Food and Fibre tour hosted by the Strolling of the Heifers organization, and other groups affiliated with Post Oil Solutions.

Grafton Village Cheese Company

Two locations:


Brattleboro: 400 Linden Street / Route 30, Brattleboro, VT 05301 — Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Directions: From downtown Brattleboro, north on Route 5, then West on Route 30; Grafton cheese is on left just past the Brattleboro Retreat

Grafton Village Cheese Company

Grafton: 56 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT 05146 — Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 pm. daily

Directions to their Grafton location: From Route 5, Bellows Falls: West on Route 121 to Grafton, south on Townshend Road. From Townshend on Route 30, north on Route 35, then left on Grafton-Townshend Road.

Phone: 800-472-3866 — www.graftonvillagecheese.com   

Grafton Village Cheese Company is dedicated to preserving the cheddar making tradition started in Grafton in 1892. When a fire destroyed the original factory, it was rebuilt with the help of the Windham Foundation. Today, Grafton Cheese handcrafts artisanal cheddar cheese aged one to four years.  Farms throughout Vermont supply the milk that goes into making these award-winning cheeses.  At both its locations, Grafton Village Cheese Company offers a viewing window into their facility and daily cheese tasting. Visit the specialty cheese and wine shops in Brattleboro or Grafton, or visit them online. A Windham Foundation business.

Localvore Directory

Lilac Ridge Farm

30 Covey Road, Brattleboro VT

Beverly and Amanda Thurber

802-257-0985, 802-254-8113

Directions: see trail directions below; the farm is on the way to the trailhead.

Vermont Dairy of Distinction program award winner; vegetables, fruits, flowers, maple syrup.

Directions: Go west from downtown Brattleboro on Route 9 (2.4 mi). In West Brattleboro village, turn left on Greenleaf Street (0.8 mi). Turn slight left on Hinesburg Road (0.7 mi). Stay straight on Ames Hill Road and follow signs (about 0.8 mi) to parking on Abbott Road

Deer Ridge Farm & Farm Camp

4057 Hinesburg Road, Guilford, VT 05301

Lisa Holderness & Jerry Smith — —(802) 254-3540 

Directions: West from Brattleboro on Route 9; in the center of West Brattleboro turn onto Greenleaf St. from Route 9/Western Avenue at the 7-Eleven in West Brattleboro. You will follow signs 4.8 miles to our driveway on the left. 

Enjoy a peek behind-the-scenes of one of Brattleboro Farmers' Markets best-known farmstands, with over 100 varieties of flowers, berries, tasty veggies, maple and honey. Lisa and Jerry will offer self-guided scavenger hunts, guided tours, music and hands-on activities for all ages, as well as their famous homemade strawberry shortcake and farm pizza between 10:00AM and 3:00PM. They will also answer questions about their solar-heated greenhouses and hot water system, honeybees and maple sugaring.

Boyd Family Farm

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

125 East Dover Road Wilmington, VT 05363

802-464-5618 — www.boydfamilyfarm.com

Directions: From Brattleboro, follow route 9 west toward Wilmington. Right on Vermont Route 100 North. Turn right onto East Dover Road. Farm is on the right hand side.

Vegetables, Herbs and Your Health” —  Let us introduce you to all the new varieties of vegetables and herb starter plants that can give you a jump on the growing season. Cherry Tomatoes in hanging baskets are all the rage. Planting container cukes and salad greens in a barrel are perfect for any age gardener! Eatable landscaping is a pretty as it tastes! The full moon is behind us so let the growing begin! While you are here take a photo in front of the largest stone wall in Southern Vermont! Open all day long!

Mountain Mowings Farm

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1999 Black Mountain Road, Dummerson, VT 05301

802-254-2146 — Website

Mary Hickin

Directions: From Brattleboro, go north on Route 5; in Dummerston turn left on East-West Road. Mountain Mowings is on Black Mountain Road off East-West Road; at top of mountain. See sign at Black Mountain Road.

Jams, jellies and perennials

Putney Mountain Winery  

8 Bellows Falls Road, Route 5 (in the Basketville store), Putney, VT

Hours: 11-5 daily

802-387-5925 — — www.putneywine.com

Directions: From Brattleboro, take I-91 to Exit 4; turn left, crossing over the interstate. At stop, go right on Route 5 through Putney Village; the winery is inside Basketville.

Putney Mountain Winery specializes in fresh fruit wines, made with fruit grown and harvested at local farms, and hand crushed, pressed and bottled at the winery. Putney Mountain Winery is a consistent medal winner at the regional Big E competition and recently won gold and bronze medals at the Fingers Lakes International Wine Competition as well as a Double Gold for its Vermont Cassis at the Tasters Guild International Wine Tasting competition. Stop by Putney Mountain Winery, where you can “try and buy” their wide array of seasonal fruit wines. We will also be at the Brattleboro Area Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9-2.

Morning Star Perennials

221 Darby Hill, Rockingham, VT

802-463-3433, Cell: 802-376-9968 — — www.morningstarflowers.com

Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Directions: Take 91 North to exit 6. Bear right onto Route 5 South. Go .7 miles, then turn right at Acrebrook Realty onto Darby Hill. Follow signs 1.7 miles to Morning Star Farm on the right. Park in front of the barn.

Perennials, flowers, trees, shrubs, honey, late summer fruit.

Mountain Meadows Farm

108 Parish Hill Road, South Newfane, VT  05351

802-348-7344 — Website

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From Brattleboro: take Route 30 West, go left onto Depot Road to end; left onto Dover Road; go about 1 mile, turn right onto Parish Hill Road.

Certified organic beef and vegetables

Olallie Dailily Gardens

129 Auger Hole Road, South Newfane, VT

802-348-6614 — www.daililygarden.com (Includes map)

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From Brattleboro: take Route 30 West, go left onto Depot Road to end; left onto Dover Road; then left on Auger Hole Road

Dailillies and iris.

Newfane Cafe and Creamery

550 Vermont Route 30, Newfane, Vermont 05345

802-365-4442 — Website

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Directions: From Brattleboro, take Route 30 West to Newfane; cafe is on right in the center of town.

Great homemade food and gelato

Taft Hill Farm

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Robert & Kathy DuGrenier

802-874-4341 — www.tafthill.com

1657 Back Windham Road West Townshend VT 05353 

Directions: From Brattleboro, take Route 30 North,  past Townshend Common;  continue 4 miles on Route 30 North, past Dam Diner on left, see large wooded barrier fence about 1/2 mile on right; right onto Back Windham road. (If you go past the West Townshend Post Office you have gone too far) .  After the second house turn left , staying on Back Windham Road. Go up hill for approx 1.5 miles. The farm is on the left.

The Taft Hill farm is a 38 acre family farm. We have 5 mini-horses, 2 donkeys, 2 emu, llama, sheep, 100 chickens, 4 peacocks, pheasant, turkeys etc. Fruit orchards, wood lot, pond for raising fish. We sell a variety of our farm products. We are avid Mushroom hunters. We do bi/weekly treks to collect wild mushroom to sell at the farmers market. We have started to inoculate mushroom spore into logs and hope to be able to harvest our own cultivated mushrooms this spring summer and fall. The farm sits up the side of a Mt. with speculator views. We have open pastures with great hiking, cross country skiing, mountain biking out the back door.

Maybelle Farm

Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

802-896-6218, 802-896-6013

Kathleen & Jonathan Meeks — — www.maybellefarm.com

Directions: From Brattleboro: Route 30 to East Jamaica, left onto Route 100. Go about 8 miles — one mile beyond Wardsboro, and turn right onto Bill's Road.

Registered Shetland sheep, wool, yarn, needlefelting supplies, fiber studio, newborn lambs, chickens.

Black Bear Sugarworks

Pure Vermont Maple Products

Black Bear Sugarworks

287 Locust Hill Rd

Guilford, Vt 05301

Contact: Mark Hastings, Proprietor

(802) 257 4278

Hettie Belle Farm

Hettie Belle Farm is a pasture-based family farm raising 100% grass-fed beef, 100% grass-fed lamb and organically-fed pork, chickens, ducks and turkeys. Our product is available through our meat CSA with distribution sites in Brattleboro, VT Keene, NH,  and here on the farm in Warwick, MA. Meat and poultry with a guarantee from our family to yours!


Jennifer Core & Olivier Flagollet

28 Winchester Road

Warwick, MA 01378



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The Vermonter Candy

Since 1950, the Handy family has brought their own maple brittles to stores throughout Vermont. The boxes of Peanut Brittle, Walnut Crunch and Cashew Brittle are great gifts for special occasions, birthdays, holidays or the person who has everything. An old fashioned candy, the very thin brittles are loaded with nuts and delight the gourmet candy lover. Every batch of brittle is made with a dash of pure Vermont maple syrup, harvested in Windham County. All the products are made without preservatives, artificial sweeteners or flavors. The boxes are packaged in 75 percent recycled material. The Vermonter Candy is a member of the Vermont Specialty Food Association.

Available online or in Vermont country stores, inns, gift shops and specialty food stores.

Contact: The Vermonter Candy

PO Box 755

Putney, VT 05346

802.387.4040 business


Bonvue Farm

1105 Thomas Hill Road

Brattleboro (Halifax) Vt 05301

Brian McNeice/Jennifer Ramstetter

(no e-mail) phone # 802 258-2296

Directions:  We are located a few miles from Marlboro College, but please call ahead for directions.  We can arrange to drop off orders at locations in Marlboro or Brattleboro, depending on the size of the order.  We also stock chickens and some beef items at the Whetstone Ledges Farm, a seasonal farmstand open from June through October, MacArthur Road, Marlboro Vermont, one mile off Route 9, look for signs.

Phone # 802 257-7328.

We produce 100% grass-fed beef on organically-fertilized, rich pasture, and organically-fed, pasture raised broilers.  All animals are humanely raised, and are USDA processed at Westminster Meats.

Ten Speed Farm

Ten Speed Farm is located in Guilford, VT. We offer sustainably grown vegetables to our members through two different CSA options. The Uncommon Farm-Share or The Farmer’s Choice CSA. Uncommon Farm Shares are picked up at the farm on Wednesdays, and are totally customizable to meet your needs. Farmer’s Choice shares are available for pickup at the farm or delivered into downtown Brattleboro every Thursday. Ten Speed Farm also provides fresh, delicious herbs and vegetables delivered by bicycle to restaurants in Brattleboro.  Visit our website, www.tenspeedfarm.com to learn more and sign up for either one of our CSA options.

Directions: from Brattleboro, take Western Ave. (route 9) west into West Brattleboro.  Just after the 7-11, take a left on Greenleaf St. and continue 1.4 miles.  Take a left turn on Hinesburg Road.  Go three miles up Hinesburg Road, and take a right on Thomas Road.  The farm is at the top of the hill. 

Rebecca Lay

Ten Speed Farm

45 Brannen St. #3

Brattleboro, VT 05301



Not Your Ordinary Farm

Yeaw Road

Guilford, VT


http://www.notyourordinaryfarm.com and


Selling farm-raised pork throughout the year and lamb, chicken and duck during the summer and fall.  Turkey and goose for the holidays.  All animals raised on the farm.  Merino yarn and romney fleece and batts also available  

The Farm Store officially opens for the season on May 15th.  Hours are 4-7 Tuesday through Friday and 10—2 on weekends.  Call  or email Judy with questions, requests and special orders.