F&W’s organic farm is a typical Vermont hillside farm that is healthfully sustained.
We raise dairy cows, pigs, sheep, goats, alpacas, laying hens, meat chickens, and ducks. All F&W animals are lovingly cared for throughout their lives here. Our farm animals play a role in keeping our fields fertilized and our gardens free of weeds. Each animal has a specific purpose, such as producing milk, meat, dairy, fiber, or eggs. None of the animals raised at Farm and Wilderness are considered pets, they are here to show people where their food comes from and what it takes to raise animals for food and fiber. It also shows a kinder, more respectful way to raise animals for consumption. They teach us about lifecycles from birth through death as well as about responsibility to others, and hopefully empathy for other species.
Acres of gardens are planted each spring and tended by campers during the summer. Our camp kitchens use our organic, fresh produce throughout the growing season. Fall harvest is boxed for our local C.S.A., canned, dried, or frozen. Our organic dairy provides us with much of the milk we drink.