Vermont Farm Fund - Emergency and Innovation Agricultural Loans


Destroyed propagation greenhouseAt the end of October 2017, a strong wind storm swept through Vermont causing downed trees, power lines, and a variety of damage. At Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne, they lost the plastic off their largest high tunnel, had minor damage to the new roll up sides of their new high tunnel, and a small propagation greenhouse was completely destroyed. With a $10,000 Emergency Loan from the Vermont Farm Fund, Bread and Butter Farm has been able to repair both high tunnels in time to salvage some of the winter greens and crops growing inside.

High tunnel cover damage

Bread and Butter Farm is a diversified farm producing 100% grassfed beef, pastured pork, heritage turkeys, organic veggies (year-round), and hosts weekly Burger Nights throughout the summer, a weekly CSA, farm store, and educational programs including summer camps, Village School and UVM farmer training. Music for Sprouts and Blank Page Cafe are two separate businesses that also operate from the farm.

High tunnel repairs in action