Bringing Back A Local Farm Stand

We’re bringing Middlebury’s former Field Farm back to life and back in service for Route 7 travelers and the local community in Addison County, Vermont. Through soil regeneration, pasture rotation, and expanding the market gardens, we strive to raise healthy, sustainable, fresh food that is free from harmful pesticides & herbicides for our local community and ourselves.

Where to Find Us

South of Downtown Middlebury on Route 7

Locals may remember this idyllic little farm as the Field Farm. A Middlebury welcome wagon of sorts for travelers heading north on Route 7 from Rutland and beyond, and surrounded by hay fields and mountain vistas looking East. The farm has a great indoor farm stand and commercial kitchen, harkening from a number of farmers over the years growing, cooking, and purveying their wares amid sprawling tidy market gardens and quaint, ancient small barns. As your hosts, we look forward to welcoming you and being your neighborhood farm stand.

Farm Stand Hours

CLOSED for the season.

See you in the Spring of 2021!

What We Grow

Pumpkins and gourds are all the rage on the farm for 2020, but we plan to grow a variety of high quality vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers in 2021. We’ll also have colorful eggs produced by our pastured laying hens, and offer whole and half hog shares in Spring for a Fall delivery.

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How We Grow

Worked mostly by hand, the market gardens are regularly fortified with compost, castings, and occasional amendments to bring the soil up to par and keep the plants healthy and productive. We plant something new in just-harvested beds, whether edibles or cover crops. There’s always something making use of the sun, rain, and healthy soil. Animals are rotated regularly through surrounding fields to increase the fertility and stability of the soil, and make excellent use of cover and forage crops. We are working to become an Organically Certified and Animal Welfare Approved farm for food you can feel really, really good about.

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Who We Are

Next Chapter Farm LLC is owned and operated by Lara Dickson, the voice of this website. I started raising pigs in 2015 in Berlin, Vermont, and in 2019 finally settled on the outskirts of Middlebury at the former Field Farm. My sister and 12 year old niece arrived in 2019 to round out the venture, and are excited to embark on the “next chapter” of their own lives amid piglets, baby chicks, and seedlings. As your farmer, I look forward to meeting you…and feeding you!

Lara Dickson
Next Chapter Farm Middlebury Vermont
Next Chapter Farm stand and pastured pork, Middlebury Vermont
Next Chapter Farm stand and pastured pork, Middlebury Vermont
Next Chapter Farm: Hemingway the barn cat

Contact Us

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    Next Chapter Farm
    2571 Route 7 S.
    Middlebury, VT 05753

    (802) 382-8704

    Closed until Spring 2021.

    Farm Stand Hours:
    CLOSED for the season.

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