Kayleigh has worked in small scale organic agriculture for over a decade, managing and mentoring staff and volunteers. Over the past four years managing Gibbet Hill Farm, Kayleigh doubled farm sales while implementing no-till practices that relied only on a broadfork and a rake. She is an avid cook, and loves to craft and create with what is grown on the farm; wreaths, flower arrangements, natural dyes, preserves, and herbal medicine. The plan is to incorporate some of these projects into upcoming workshops and dinners on the farm. Kayleigh is excited to return to the Northeast Kingdom where she grew up, and to be a part of such a beautiful working landscape. This will be her thirteenth year farming.
Doug holds a degree in Sustainable Agriculture with a focus on Community Food Systems from UMass Amherst. Over his past eight years working at Gaining Ground Farm in Concord, Massachusetts, Doug has proven himself a thought leader and visionary. As farm manager, he monumentally increased farm production, soil health, and created the orderly 'neat as a pin' aesthetic of the farm landscape. He is passionate about always staying on the forefront of farm innovation while staying true to the simplicity of a no-till system. Doug has traded in the Great Salt Marsh for the Green Mountains and is loving living rurally, driving the backroads and enjoying the views at every turn. This will be his thirteenth year farming.
THE LAND + THE FARM
Kayleigh and Doug purchased the sixteen acres of land that would become home to Breadseed Farm, in September 2020. The site has two acres of prime agricultural soil, perfect for growing veggies. In the 2021 season, Breadseed will be a 1/2 acre no-till, human powered farm with an emphasis on ecological growing. The farm will incorporate herbs, native perennials and flowers to encourage pollinators and beneficial insects which will create a more holistic farm system. All produce will be grown organically with an emphasis on regenerative soil health practices.
Breadseed Farm acknowledges that we do our work on Abenaki land. We recognize that these regenerative practices are rooted in traditional indigenous forms of agriculture. We commit to policies and practices of cultural equity to benefit current and future generations.
what to expect in your share
Our shares will be full of the freshest, most nutrient dense vegetables, harvested on the morning of CSA distribution.
Here are some guidelines of what to expect in your shares each week.
One or more greens per week: arugula, peppery mesclun mix, head lettuce, lettuce mix, bunching kale and chard and baby kale mix, plus....
Spring: fresh radishes, salad turnips, peas, spinach, scallions, bok choy, broccoli, traditional and chinese cabbage, scallions, carrots and beets.
Summer: some the spring offerings plus basil, cilantro, parsley, fennel, celery, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onions, summer squash and cucumbers.
Fall: All of the summer abundance plus a return of the spring favorites; scallions, spinach, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, sweet fall carrots and beets, radishes, salad turnips, and fall treats such as leeks and parsnips.
You will receive a wax box with 6-10 items per week. Each week's box will be unique, determined by what is the freshest and most delicious at the time of harvest.
CRAFTSBURY @ Breadseed Farm 1176 S Albany Rd. Pickup at the farm every Thursday from 3-6pm.
GREENSBORO @ Millers Thumb Art Gallery
14 Breezy Ave, right across from Willey’s Store. Come grab your share and take a stroll by the lake, or pop in and see Anna and check out the local art scene. Pick up every Thursday from 3-6pm.
NORTH DANVILLE @ Badger Brook Meat Store 565 McDowell Rd, Pick up at the farm store conveniently located minutes from the Danville Green. The farm store also stocks their own meat and other producer's chicken, raw milk, and maple syrup. Every Tuesday from 3-6pm.
Shares will be pre-boxed, labeled and ready for contactless pick up at each distribution site.
You must purchase a Breadseed Farm share (veg, flower, or micros) to be eligible for add-ons!
Purchase any additional share and we will send you a free Breadseed tote to carry all your loot!
Click on the shares below to find out the details about each offering. 'Farmer's Choice' indicates that you will get a rotating product, decided by the farmer that week. We will notify you in a newsletter about what to expect at that week's pick up.
When buying shares ahead of time, you are saving anywhere from 5-15% off of each of these unique products. You will be supporting local small farms while be eating the healthiest diet in the Northeast Kingdom. Mix and match to your liking.
We will be providing affordable share options through NOFA-VT Farm Share program. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.