Stowe Land Trust is working with the Vermont Land Trust and the Valcour Family to permanently protect the 173-acre Valcour Farm located at the corner of Randolph and Goeltz Roads in Morristown. This project will allow the Hursh Family, who already run a popular farmstand across the valley on Lyle McKee Road, to buy the Valcour Farm and continue the Valcour’s legacy of farming and stewarding the land.
Once fundraising is complete, the Vermont Land Trust will secure the development rights and a permanent affordability option on the farm and the land will pass from the Valcours to the Hurshs. Since 2004, the Vermont Land Trust has helped nearly 40 farmers find affordable farms across Vermont through its nationally recognized Farmland Access Program (this includes the Kaiser/Long Winter Farm here in Stowe).
- Protect one of the few remaining working farms in Lamoille County
- Keep Randolph Road, a popular bike route, beautiful and scenic
- Support the next generation of farmers and keep farmland in farming
- Provide continued access to local food
- Leverage statewide resources to protect local farms
- Protect an ecologically significant wetland and heron rookery
- Conserve land through which the Catamount Trail passes