In just 50 square miles, the tiny town of Charlotte is beyond blessed with local farms and food. Our land still supports dairy farms, both conventional and organic, but it now also hosts wheat, barley, grapes and hemp. We have apples, pick-your-own berries and even Vermont grown figs. Locally roasted coffee? Check. Shrimp grown sustainably inside an old calving barn? Check. Bakers making artisan loaves? Check. And come summer, the freshest vegetables you’ve ever seen are bursting from the fields at Unity Farm, Stony Loam Farm and more. If you’re looking to roast a leg of lamb from an animal raised just past the Charlotte-Essex ferry crossing, no problem. How about regeneratively raised beef, slaughtered on site and butchered in house? Head over to Philo Ridge to get that. See what we’re saying? We’re absurdly lucky to live and eat here!
Jessie Price, CLT Board Member
Here are some good sources for finding a local farmers' market or food provider close to you:
The Northeast Organic Farming Association - Vermont (NOFA-VT), is one of the oldest organic farming associations in the nation. It has compiled this comprehensive list to assist you in finding a local farmers market in your area.
Inspired by our recently completed Farm Study, the Charlotte Grange created this map of farms in Charlotte that sell food directly to consumers. Find out more on their new website: https://www.charlottegrange.org/.