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, 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 view 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, woody perennials and flowers to encourage pollinators and beneficial insects in order to create a more holistic farm system. All produce will be grown organically with an emphasis on regenerative soil health practices.
a full diet share, available in three locations
Ditch the grocery store and pick up everything you need from local small scale Vermont producers! Breadseed Farm will be growing over 35 vegetable crops in an array of colorful varieties, cut flowers for weekly bouquets, and crunchy, nutritious microgreens. Make your vegetable and flower share a whole diet affair with Badger Brooks Meats, Flour Bottom's sourdough bread, Burtt's Orchards fruit, milk and eggs to boot!
PICK UPS AT OUR FARM IN CRAFTSBURY, BADGER BROOK MEATS IN NORTH DANVILLE AND MILLER'S THUMB GALLERY IN GREENSBORO