Islandacres Farm (2008)

160 acres of farmland just to the north of the South Hero village were conserved by the Robinson family in 2008. Conservation of the property helped facilitate a generational transfer of farm ownership from Hank and Patsy Robinson to Steven and Kelly Robinson. Steve, Kelly, and their sons Patrick and Anthony continue to operate the dairy farm today, milking about 50 cows, and raising their own feed. This project was partially funded by a generous grant from the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, and was done in partnership with the Vermont Land Trust. Productive farmland, valuable wetlands, and lake shore have been protected by a conservation easement co-held by Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board.

Check out Islandacres Farm in the Champlain Islands Grown Guide to Agriculture HERE>>

Dan Kirk