The Elmer Farm

The Elmer Farm (East Middlebury)
Contact: Jennifer or Spencer 802-388-3848

When Spencer and Jennifer Blackwell purchased the conserved Elmer Farm in East Middlebury in the fall of 2006 they became participants in the Vermont Land Trust’s Farmland Access Program, an endeavor that provides qualified diversified farmers with access to good agricultural land and assists with the start up or expansion of commercial agricultural businesses. The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) and the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) joined forces in purchasing and conserving the Elmer Farm along route 116 in East Middlebury. It is worth noting that MALT holds a public trail easement through the farm with the hope of creating a four-season trail linking East Middlebury Village to the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM). There's a clip about it on the new VLT You Tube site.

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