Snowberry Farm began operations in Spring 2018. The farm is primarily operated by Jesse Poe and spreads across 25 acres of green pastures and mixed hardwoods. The farm also contains a large stand of mature sugar maples, apple trees, wild raspberries and some of the finest loamy soil found in Vermont. Since we purchased the farm we have been working on planting fruit trees, growing products for the local community, improving our agricultural knowledge and increasing the pollinator habitat. Our main goal as farmers is to produce affordable fruits, vegetables, herbs and meat while using sustainable, ethical and organic practices.
All of our produce including our vegetables, herbs and fruit was certified organic by VOF (Vermont Organic Farmers) from 2018 to 2020. We are no longer certified organic due to time restraints and cost, but that does not stop us from still producing organic products. We are as transparent as possible and we will never spray pesticides nor would we ever use growth hormones or antibiotics on our animals. The farm is still organic and always will be, just not certified. We grow a wide variety of crops ranging from endive to eggplant. Our latest focus has been on growing more varieties of fruits such as honey berries, apples, cherries, pears, plums, apricots, hazelnuts, peaches, raspberries and more! We are a strictly no-spray farm, so for us that means we do all of our weeding by hand and take preventative measures to combat pests.
Our pasture raised broiler chickens are raised from May to August each summer. Please contact us early to reserve yours today. Our chickens are fed a mixture of organic vegetables as well as Green Mountain Feeds non-gmo grain.
We currently raise a wide array of heritage breed pigs. We give them plenty of room to roam around, which ensures that they remain happy and healthy! All of our pigs are fed sustainably with a mix of organic vegetables from right here on the farm as well as a variety of non-gmo grains from Green Mountain Feeds. Depending on the time of the year they could be eating apples, radishes, carrots, beets, turnips, lettuce, cabbage, pumpkins, squash, kale, tomatoes, acorns, pea shoots, popcorn, maple sap, etc..