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. Breadseed is a one acre no-till, human-powered farm with an emphasis on ecological growing. The farm incorporates herbs, native perennials and flowers to encourage pollinators and beneficial insects to create a more holistic farm system. All produce is 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.
Kayleigh has worked in small scale organic agriculture for over a decade, managing and mentoring staff and volunteers. Before moving Vermont, she managed Gibbet Hill Farm, during her time there she doubled farm sales while implementing no-till practices that relied only on a broadfork and a rake. Kayleigh 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. Kayleigh is currently the Gleaning Coordinator for Salvation Farms in Morrisville, VT.
Doug holds a degree in Sustainable Agriculture with a focus on Community Food Systems from UMass Amherst. Before moving to Vermont, Doug managed Gaining Ground Farm in Concord, Massachusetts for eight years. During this time,Doug proved 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 sixteenth year farming.
May through October we attend the Montpelier and Waitsfield markets every Saturday and the Stowe market every Sunday. Come and say hi!
Our shares will be full of the freshest, most nutrient dense vegetables, harvested on the morning of CSA distribution.
Full and half shares available for the 2024 season.
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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday from 3-6pm.
NEW! Hardwick TBD
2024 BREADSEED FARM SHARES ON SALE FEBRUARY 1st!!
vegetables shares, microgreens, spring and summer flowers will be available for purchase soon! A shares makes a wonderful gift!
All vegetable CSA shares include a weekly newsletter with farm updates and a veg-centric recipe of the week.
Everything grown in a small-scale, no-till, regenerative farm system.
We will be providing affordable share options through NOFA-VT Farm Share program. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can donate to the Farm Share below.