On July 16, 2022, you’re invited to visit Gosliga Farm in Addison, Vermont to enjoy a free breakfast. Then you’ll set off on a self-guided tour to meet the cute calves, the herd of milking cows, tour the barns, and milking facility, sit in the big equipment, and meet one of Vermont’s hard-working families.
Gosliga Farm is a multi-generational farm located in west-central Vermont along Lake Champlain. The Gosliga family milks about 800 cows and cares for many acres of fertile land in the Dead Creek watershed using climate-friendly cropping practices. They are member-owners of the Dairy Famers of America dairy cooperative.
Though the event is free, tickets are required so we can make sure we have enough space and breakfast for everyone.
The Miller Farm: 2021 Virtual Farm Tour
Miller Farm is a 105-year-old organic dairy farm in Vernon, Vermont.
The farm is currently managed by three families, Pete and Angela Miller, Art and Judy Miller, and Keith and Tina Franklin. The families converted their farm from a conventional dairy to an organic dairy farm in 2009. They currently care for 199 milking cows and 130 heifers, or young cows not yet milking.
The family farms about 700 acres of land in a combination of corn, alfalfa, mixed grass and pasture land. By rotational grazing the cows, the farm sequesters carbon in the soil and is contributing to the dairy industry’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050.
On the tour, you’ll see how the farm works to provide safe, nutritious, organic milk to Stonyfield Organic to be made into yogurt. The farm also sells up to 100 gallons of milk a day locally from their on-farm processing facility.
Newmont Farm: 2020 Virtual Farm Tour
Walt and Margaret Gladstone have been farming and raising a family together for over 30 years in Bradford, Vermont. Together they founded Newmont Farm. The farm is named after their home states. Walt is from New York and Margaret is from Vermont. Put the two state names together and you have Newmont Farm.
Walter and Margaret own the farm with their oldest son, Will Gladstone, and their youngest son, Matt Gladstone. The farm also employs twenty three full time people along with seasonal pumpkin pickers for their 200 acre pumpkin patch.
The family and employees at Newmont Farm take pride in caring for their cows to make high quality milk. The farm is home to 1,550 holstein milking cows and 1,250 heifers, or young cows not yet milking. They maintain and care for about 2,000 acres of land used to feed their animals.
Every June Newmont Farm hosts over 1,000 people at their farm for a free farm tour with wagon rides, kids activities, lunch and ice cream. In 2020, the event they were planning was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Thank you to the Gladstone family for welcoming their neighbors – near and far – to the farm virtually instead! You can watch a recording of their live virtual tour that took place on May 16, 2021 on our Facebook page.
Poulin Farm: 360-Degree Interactive Virtual Farm Tour
Check out this 360-degree interactive virtual tour of Poulin Farm below. Drag your mouse to move around the farm and learn about some of the techniques and technologies dairy farmers are using to protect our soil and water. If you have a Google Cardboard you can use it with this video to feel like you’re really at the farm!
Past Vermont Breakfast on the Farm Locations
Miller Farm, Vernon, VT
Newmont Farm, Bradford, VT
Nea Tocht Farm, Ferrisburgh, VT