What do we produce?
We raise our certified organic vegetables by hand- we do not use tractors to cultivate and we do not plant into plastics. Like our livestock, we give our plants plenty of space; we grow in single rows, spaced 34" apart. This is the standard for draft animal cultivation, which we began practicing in 2011 with the aid of our single ox, Lucky. We now perform cultivation, some harrowing, some disking with our team of Dutch Belted oxen; Lightening and Thunder. Our next goal is to train our boys to walk slow enough to pull our vegetable transplanter.
Our livestock and poultry are always raised on pasture and never receive antibiotics or hormones. Our cows and lambs are moved to new grass nearly everyday. Our heritage breed herd of pigs are always rotated through 3-5 acre runs, full of plant matter, roots, grubs, and lots of supplemental vegetables.
We are raise our heritage breed laying hens on farm, by hand. They are heavy, healthy birds, never caged and not debeaked. These old breed birds are raised to be strong pastured birds. We reject the light framed, debeaked, hybrid breed commercial layers widely available for sale from commercial laying operations in the mid-atlantic states. We find these little birds just aren't up to the laying schedule they have been bred for, especially not with a pastured lifestyle. Our hens receive supplemental grain in the morning, but then scavenge and peck out those good grasses and bugs, resulting in yolks that stand up and salute. Taste our eggs and you'll see why we sell out every week.
For details on what is available throughout the season, see the calendar page.
Where can I get your goods?
Burlington Farmer's Market
Summer- City Hall Park
Winter- Memorial Auditorium
In Burlington? Join our C.S.A., the Full Plate Farm Share to fill your plate with Tamarack's best throughout the brighter side of the year!
New York City
Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesdays
We no longer sell or produce raw milk. Please contact Bread and Butter Farm in South Burlington or The Family Cow in Hinesburg.