Opens June 23, 2021

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Visit a Revived Middlebury Farm Stand

As a certified organic small farm, 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.

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 Vermont certified organic 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.

COVID-19 safety at the farm

Abiding by CDC safety protocols, anyone entering the farm stand is required to wear a mask and apply onsite hand sanitizer as you enter the building. No more than 2 customers at a time in the farm stand, and please keep 6 feet from one another. We ask that all CSA members also wear a mask when picking up your weekly share. Thank you. Let’s all stay healthy!

Farm Stand Hours

CLOSED until June 23, 2021.

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What We Grow

Pumpkins and gourds were 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, for the farm stand as well as our CSA. We’ll also have colorful eggs produced by our pastured laying hens, and we’re currently accepting pre-orders for whole hogs for Fall 2021 delivery.

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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 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

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    Location & Mailing Address

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

    (802) 382-8704

    Farm Stand Hours

    CLOSED until Spring 2021

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