Brooke Werley

Brooke Werley

Brooke Werley has been farming in New England for the past six years, first in Massachusetts and then here in Vermont. She is part of the Agrarian Trust initiative to help find land-access solutions for next-generation farmers. Her blog is thisgrowingup.wordpress.com.

Winter Bounty

Vermont growers use innovative structures and methods to feed us during the coldest months.

Brooke Werley | November 26, 2013 | On the Farm


It is almost winter in Vermont. The familiar crunch accompanies the early riser’s first steps onto the frosted tips of grass. Where the garden once teemed with large leaves of Swiss chard and the sweetest of cherry tomatoes, there remain only a few flattened beet leaves and carrot tops left behind from the fall harvest.

What we do

Our stories, interviews, and essays reveal how Vermont residents are building their local food systems, how farmers are faring in a time of great opportunity and challenge, and how Vermont’s agricultural landscape ties into larger questions of sustainability and the future of our food supply.