Snowberry Farm began operations in the spring of 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. Ever 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 has been certified organic by VOF (Vermont Organic Farmers) since 2018. 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 cage free, pasture raised flock consists of a wide variety of chickens such as Austrolorps, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers and many more. Please contact us to order your laying hens, hatching eggs or roosters. Our chickens are not currently fed a 100% certified organic diet.
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 certified organic vegetables from right here on the farm as well as a variety of spent brewers grains from Bent Hill Brewery. 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.. Although our pork is not certified organic, around half of their diet consists of certified organic vegetables and non-gmo grains.
We raise Alpine, Saanen, Lamancha, Boer and Nubian crosses. These amazing ruminants are great at eating down the weeds at the edges of our fields, while adding a bit of fun and fertility to the farm. Please contact us if you'd like to add a pair of goats to your farm. Our goats are fed organic hay and graze on our organic pasture.