Island Acres 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 son Patrick continue to operate the dairy farm, as well as grow vegetables for sale at their farmstand. This project was partially funded by a generous grant from the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board. Productive farmland, valuable wetlands, and lakeshore have been protected by a conservation easement co-held by Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board.

Dan Kirk