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Above: "Ready? Set? Go!" Aerial video of some of the Clemmons Family Farm's meadows. Most of the Farm’s 148 acres are enrolled in Vermont’s Current Use Program for agriculture and forestry.
About our Farm
Nestled between the Green Mountains to the East, the Adirondack Mountains to the West, and minutes from beautiful Lake Champlain, are 148 acres of prime farm land, expansive open meadows, woodlands, forests, ponds, streams and historic buildings dating back to the late 1700's and early 1800's. This breathtaking place is the Clemmons Family Farm — one of the largest and oldest African American-owned farms in the state of Vermont today.The Clemmons family has owned the Farm since 1962.
As part of its revitalization program, the Clemmons Family Farm is exploring collaboration with farmers in Vermont and neighboring states. We are in dialogue with the University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, the Alabama A&M Forestry, Ecology and Wildlife Program, and others who are interested in sustainable agriculture and silviculture initiatives. Large-scale production and packaging of organic vegetables and grains that are part of traditional African American and African cuisine, sheep, goats, bee hives, and an African diaspora farm-to-table enterprise are among the activities being planned for the revitalization of the Farm's agriculture program, beginning in 2017.
Our Farm program activities will also include:
Above: Ryan takes a break in the shade during his stay on the Farm with his parents this summer vacation. He accompanied his mother Donna Sherard, author of the children's book, The Splendiferous Adventures of Ryan Odongo, at her book reading in the historic Barn House in June 2017.