Vegetable Farm

Programs

Farmstand at the South Burlington food shelf

After 12 years of growing nutrient-dense foods for families to select we moved to a new model in 2020: offering fresh produce to the South Burlington Food Shelf for families and households to select.  We set up a Farmstand each time the Food Shelf is open from early May to Thanksgiving. 

Farm to School

Our educators seek to deepen knowledge about nourishing foods with students, faculty, and families.  We emphasize local, healthy, mindful eating in more than 60 classrooms monthly.  “Covid Wise” lessons reach Preschool to Grade 5 classrooms in 2021.  

Farm to Go

Common Roots provides ongoing training for middle schoolers in 6-week sessions.  

This program is on hold due to Covid-19.

Our Student Chefs bring home nourishing, balanced meals and recipes for their families.  Students have prepared over 13,000 meals to date.  

Gatherings

Talented educators collaboratively nurture the inner life of people of all ages.  

 

We facilitate opportunities for children, families, and community throughout the year on our farms, in the Seven Sisters Abenaki Garden, and at the lovely Wheeler Homestead. In camps, fieldtrips and other gatherings, we co-plan the experience they would like to engage in.