Philo Ridge Farm Featured in Seven Days

One of our management projects, Philo Ridge Farm, recently got featured in Vermont's Seven Days as one of the farm stands to visit this summer! Learn about their story and why their farm stand is a beautiful road side destination.

In 2012, Diana McCargo and Peter Swift began an ecological farming project at 400-acre Philo Ridge Farm, formerly operated as a conventional dairy known as Foote Farm. Since then, they’ve been working to improve the pastures with thoughtful, diversified agricultural practices and, with a team of helpers, are producing meat, wool, garlic, grains, and fruit and vegetable crops.

Currently, the Philo Ridge crew is putting up a barn that will serve as the farm store. It will feature prepared foods made on-site as well as raw ingredients. For now, shoppers can find the farm’s goods in a charming, tiny building at the edge of Mt. Philo Road with a glorious view of mountains and valleys...