About

About Next Chapter Farm

If you’re anything like me, you’re a conscious omnivore who recognizes the value of supporting your local small farmers, enjoying super fresh, clean food, and keeping your dollars local in your community. And you love bacon. Lots of bacon.

I have worked as a line cook, head chef, and a variety of hospitality jobs over the years prior to entering the design gig field and looong before I ventured into pigs, but always held on to my passion for scrumptious, fresh food. Friends joked that if I loved bacon so much, I should marry it. Or at least make my own…

Fast forward ten+ years…and here I am, sharing that love with you.

After a bit of preparation with extension farming and charcuterie courses, increasingly more productive gardens, and a grueling 2-week outdoors-only Permaculture intensive camp, I felt ready to dive in feet first.

I made the leap from city life to farmville in 2015. Now located on the Route 7 scenic corridor in Middlebury, Vermont, I raise beautiful heritage breed pigs on pasture, supplying friends, family, and the occasional restaurant with tasty pork and roaster pigs. As of September 2019, I’m now armed with a sweet farm stand and large garden plots bulging with potential to fill local bellies with fresh fruits, veggies, and farm eggs. Farm stand opens in Spring 2020.

I spend my downtime with this labor of love as a graphic and web designer. Check out some of my pig swag!

Thanks for visiting – I’m glad you’re here!

Lara Dickson Next Chapter Farm

Your farmer, Lara Dickson