Vermont has a long history of inviting folks to visit their
family farms. The state even has a site called Vermont
Farms! that lists activities on farms and farms that offer
So it is not surprising to see a wonderful video on YouTube that highlights
one of our member farms, Shearer Hill Farm. This video
walks you through a day on their place from breakfast to tapping
maple trees for syrup. There's even a side trip you can take
to Adams Farm to milk the goats!
Probably longest in the business, and one of the best known
stays not only in Vermont, but also in the country is Liberty Hill Farm, where they raise
prize-winning Holstein cows, allow kids to interact with calf
feeding, and sit you down to farm family meals. We think Lareau
Farm also sounds fun with its flatbread oven and history as a
farm since 1794 (gosh, right after the Revolution!).
There are working dairy farms, alpaca farms, maple sugar, and
sheep farms throughout Vermont. It's impossible to list all
the wonderful farm stays here, so check out Farm Finder on the Farm
Stay U.S. site, search Vermont, and you will
find at least 30 choices for your next trip. You can even hit
the 'Map These Results' button to plan your route. This (obviously)
works for other states you might be planning to visit.
Come out to the country. Stay on a farm!