Caring for the land.
Location: Sharon, Vermont
Distance from the Market: 15 miles
If you’ve been veggie shopping at the Market lately, chances are you’ve brought home produce from this small farm, located in Sharon, Vermont — about a 20-minute drive from the store. They’ve been keeping us stocked with gorgeous kale, lettuces, herbs, and most recently: snap peas, beans, squashes, and carrots!
Fresh Roots is a 10-acre farm that produces a diverse mix of ecologically grown vegetables, with a focus on salad greens and tomatoes. Owner Colemann Colburn has been farming his field for eight years. He uses vigorous crop rotation and cover crop methods to eliminate the use of synthetic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. His mission is to leave the soil in better condition than when he found it — and to grow beautiful vegetables!
Right now we’ve got a wide selection of Fresh Roots produce available. To learn more, check out our weekly Local Food Report.
Local Food Is Love is our summer celebration of the amazing things coming out of our neighbors’ farms and kitchens this time of year (and the people who make it happen). Every week this summer we’ll spotlight local farms and producers—and the good food (+nourishment and joy) they bring to our lives. Click here to read more stories about our local suppliers.