Products and Ventures
Diversity helps keep the farm vibrant and balanced. As we get Sweet Bear Farm up and running, we are experimenting with the types of ventures, some will endure, some will go down in the record books as a good experience but not worth continuing. We welcome ideas and suggestions as you meander through the details below.
Currently in process:
The John Deere 5055 has a rotary cutter that is used to maintain our open areas, both fields and the roads/trails on the property. We offer field mowing/brush hogging in the greater Corinth/ Topsham/ Bradford/ Fairlee/ Vershire/ Chelsea/ Orange/ Groton areas. If you have fields, pastures or woods roads that need attention, please contact us for details.
In Spring 2018, we made our first maple syrup with sap from one of the large maple stands on the property. We sell it commercially, to friends, family and any one else who wants to taste some VT Liquid Gold. The Maple Sugaring page has a chronicle of parts of the process of setting up, as well as general information about sugaring, and our product information. For further information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A place to find recipes, many of which use on-farm or local ingredients to create tasty, wholesome meals and snacks for the family.
Since Eleanor is a big fan of eggs, and chickens help keep insects like ticks under control, we added a flock of laying hens during the Summer 2017. We have a chicken tractor, or coop on wheels, that we move to various areas of the farm. We’ll likely add some chicks this summer to keep the flock fresh.
Coming soon and planned ventures:
We started a squash patch with 1 small row of pumpkins this year. It went in kind of late (ahem…baby problems…), and growth was stunted by low rainfall, but there are 4 pumpkins! Notably, the spaghetti squash is having a phenomenal year and has extended itself over into the pumpkin row as well as co-mingling with the zucchini. The plan is for a much larger pumpkin patch next year and a roadside truck to sell pumpkins for Halloween.
**This page under construction, please check back often for updates**