The Little Village Farm of Proctorsville, Vermont aims to support fresh food in our community; but we wouldn't be able to without the generous support of our friends and of several important farm groups.
The farm started with a dream; we had an inkling that we would get to this place in our farm's development but it wasn't always obvious how we'd get here. Our goal remains what it was then; to be a community supported farm that in turn supports the community.
Vermont Farm Fund
The Vermont Farm Fund came through for us with an emergency loan after our farm was devastated by Hurricane Irene in 2011. We repaid this $5,000 loan on time; it was crucial for helping us get back on our feet. We came to Vermont Farm Fund again in 2014 and applied for a Business Builder Loan. This loan helped us in building our 30'X90' high tunnel; we repaid the loan once we received a grant through the NRCS. Thank you Vermont Farm Fund for supporting us!
National Resources Conservation Services
In 204, we were awarded a grant from NRCS to aid us in building our high tunnel, which has enabled us to grow our offerings with the eventual goal of providing a CSA in the winter months as well.
Care Share Program
Each growing season we provide a local family, who is interested in eating fresh food but may not have the means, with a complimentary half share for the season.
Each summer local youth from Ludlow's Quest Program come to the farm to learn new skills and try vegetables they may have never even seen before.
As parents to two daughters, we welcome visits from local school groups, including from Ludlow Elementary School and Cavendish Elementary School. We know the importance of children really experiencing first hand where food comes from.