Building community & a more resilient local food shed
We’re proud to be part of a dedicated network of Upper Valley farms and organizations working to restore our food system and contribute to the stability of our local economy. We partner with some incredible folks who grow, harvest and craft a wide range of delicious food and it’s an honor to work alongside them.
Once you sign up for a Root 5 Farm CSA Share, you'll have access to our online store so you can round out your shopping list and create complete locally-sourced meals each week. It's all about building community and strengthening our local food system!
Kiss the Cow Farm is an organic, grass-based dairy selling raw milk, pasteurized milk, and ice cream from their small herd of Jersey and Normande cows. For the past eight years they have been growing a dynamic, small, diversified farm operation focused on feeding friends and neighbors delicious food.
Crossmolina Farm a diversified, family-run farm located in West Corinth, VT. We believe in the power of sustainable agriculture to build and sustain community. All of our poultry is raised on pasture. The birds help us build healthy soil that in turn feeds our livestock and vegetable crops. All of our broilers and turkeys are fed with local grain and our layers are fed certified organic grain.
Sweet Cow Yogurt is a family business working together to create the boldly rich, creamy, mildly sweet and tangy yogurt that is unmatched in taste. It is made with their own Jersey cows' milk and home-grown fresh fruit. Theytake pride in the care they give their cows and in turn, they provide us all with quality milk that produces the most amazing yogurt.
Scott Farm grows 130 varieties of ecologically grown heirloom apples as well as plums, blueberries, peaches, pears, quince, nectarines, cherries, grapes, medlars and apricots, paw paw & persimmon. Each year they plant new apple varieties and other interesting fruit to expand the existing orchard.
Newbury Blueberries has 2 acres of blueberry fields that has never been exposed to any pesticides, herbicides or chemicals. For weed control, they use a weed eater, hand pull, prune and mow. All pests or insects are hand picked from the plants or allowed to stay. Only 100% organic fertilizers and soil amendments are used.
Seth and Sarah are a coupla' sweethearts who share a passion for soil, farm work, and community. Between the two of them, they have over 25 years of experience working on and managing local organic farms. They fell in love working together (here at Root 5 Farm, y'all!) and are now on family land that has been cultivated for generations. They grow more than 80 varieties of certified organic vegetables and fruits at during the growing season.
Moon and Stars is an organization based in Vermont's Upper Valley. Their mission is to connect community, traditional food, and regenerative farming through heirloom corn and the arepa-making process. An arepa is a round patty made of ground corn and a staple dish in Colombia and Venezuela. The organization strives to provide nutrient-dense and culturally vital food, while both engaging community in ancestral knowledge and creating new ideas about cultural and environmental sustainability.
Hurricane Flats - South Royalton, VT Organic Popcorn
Hurricane Flats is a diversified organic produce farm located on 37 beautiful acres nestled along the banks of the White River in South Royalton, Vermont. We manage soil fertility and control pests and disease through crop rotations, cover cropping, manure and compost applications and a variety of other ecological practices. We constantly marvel at the extent of soil rejuvenation brought about by organic farming practices.
Side Hill Cider Mill is an artisanal cider vinegar producer. Their cider is made from organic apples grown in a small, 200 tree orchard by owner, Neil Hochstedler with help from Sebastian and Sabra Ewing of neighboring Flag Hill Farm. While the vast majority of his trees are selected wild, a few have been grafted over to heirloom varieties; Golden Russet, Fameuse, Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening and Roxbury Russet. All are selected for their hardiness and suitability for strict no-spray culture.
Hogwash Farm raises incredibly flavorful pork from heritage-breed hogs, raised on pasture and fed GMO-free grain without hormones or antibiotics. They also enjoy day old breads and pastries from King Arthur Flour and tasty veggie scraps from Co-Op Food Stores and excess pumpkins from our neighboring farms. These folks make sure the pigs are fed as well as they are!
Hogwash Farm's Freedom Ranger chickens are raised on pasture and organic GMO-free grain.
You'll have your choice of pork cuts from our online store each week and we'll delivered in an insulated package along with your vegetables. Chickens are sold whole and frozen and are delivered in insulated packages as well.
What started as a hobby with no aspirations or desire to be anything more than that has turned into a full-time occupation and passion for Troy Hall. Major nectar sources of the honey crop are basswood (linden), white clover, dutch clover, honey suckle, locust, sumac, golden rod, Japanese knotweed and asters. All honey is unheated (raw) and filtered by letting gravity settle out any large wax particles and particulates. Hall Apiaries has hives all over the Upper Valley, including the fields of Root 5 Farm!
4 Corners Farm is an extremely diversified family farm located in the beautiful Connecticut Valley of Northeast Vermont. They take great pride in producing the very highest quality fruits and vegetables possible, while at the same time making every effort to take care of the land that is taking care of us. They have a small herd of Jersey Milk cows, Scottish Highland Beef cows, and 50 acres of fruit and vegetables.