Green Mountain College’s Cerridwen Farm is truly putting the life into spring. While most of the students have returned home, the farm is bustling with personality and vibrance. As we welcome five new baby goat kids the farm has also made a home for two ewes (female sheep), their lambs, and four young piglets as well. Come down and say hello, but remember to be respectful of the animals and their spaces. And if animals are not really your thing, there’s more!
Veggie Starts and Fresh Greens for Sale
Planting season is underway at Cerridwen Farm of Green Mountain College which means there is an abundance of spring greens, eggs, and vegetable and herb starters for home gardening available for sale to the community! We have host of beautiful certified organic seedlings available for a special rate of $3 for a single 4 inch pot or $4.00 for a 4 cell pot.
Our seedlings are certified organic, and very healthy and vigorous, featuring:
All of these starter plants and many others can be purchased using our self-serve system at the high tunnels — just leave your payment in an envelope on the table through door. Or, a select portion are available at the Stone Valley Community Market on Main Street in Poultney. If you ever need assistance feel free to ask any one of the Green Mountain College student summer workers (Katie is pictured above selling starts to customer) or Farm Manager: Bay Hammond (all on staff M-F, 8:00 am-4:00 pm).
You can also stop by the CSA Barn Farm Store (self-serve) to check out the variety of bagged lettuce and salad mix for sale this week (May 24-May 31). Fresh lettuce mixes can come with or without a blend of our tasty garden grown herbs and start at $3.00/bag!
The self-serve Farm Store is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm!
If you prefer to create your own salad blend the farm has a selection of:
Romaine – $2.50
Red/Green Butter – $2.50
Red/Green Frill – $2.50
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program
Our college farm also markets produce every summer through our CSA Share of the harvest pre-pay program. Both small and large shares ready for pickup on Wednesdays starting in early June. New this year: CSA members have an option to also pre-pay for a weekly egg pick up.
1/2 Dozen Eggs – $25 for 13 weeks
1 Dozen Eggs – $50 for 13 weeks
It is not too late to sign up! Contact Bay Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Farmhouse (436 Granville St) to complete a CSA form and make your payment
Remember, you can also just drop in and pick up a carton of eggs in the CSA Barn Farm Store for $3.50 per dozen or 35 cents for a single egg. So whether you are interested in the animals or fresh veggies, Cerridwen Farm has something for you! For questions and more information, please contact Kennedy Hunn at email@example.com.
Cerridwen Farm is a student-motivated campus farm at Green Mountain College, integrating essential hands-on learning with our liberal arts education. We are committed to our soil health, the wellbeing of our farm animals, the importance of food justice and the needs of future generations, and we demonstrate this commitment in every product we produce and every practice we undertake.
Author: Kennedy Hunn ’18