Ian Ater and Lucas Christenson established Fledging Crow Vegetables in 2008. Their first CSA shares were sold in winter of 2009 to 30 members. Today, they sell their produce through a 350 member CSA, 40 wholesale accounts, and 6 local farmer’s markets.
As of Fall 2016, the farm has grown to 35 acres of certified organic vegetables with a crew of 16 people. The farm prides itself on creating a fun and nourishing work environment where people from all walks of life can share in the satisfaction of a hard days work punctuated by delicious communal meals. A current top priority is finding ways to serve lower income families in the Champlain Valley, and navigating the legality of providing a great workplace/day camp for area youth.
During the walk we’ll tour the fields, greenhouses, out-buildings and coolers, and hear from the owners about their current vision and challenges as they near year 10 of production.
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This event is free for farmers in the Adks. If you are not a farmer or are from out of the area please consider making a $25 donation to Essex Farm Institute.