We (Trent and Abby) have been together for 11 years. Sharing a common passion for agriculture, our farm was just a matter of time. These 346 acres we call The Gateway Farm was bought in 2014 as an old farm that hadn’t seen life in over 40+ years. Some of the tillable acres were rented out to a local dairy farmer that produced hay throughout the summer. Other fields had overgrown, and maples gone untapped for decades. With trees from our newly acquired land, we cut and milled them on site, then built our house. Again 3 years later we were able to do the same but for our sugarhouse. Our property is your definition of “fixer-upper” and “a work in progress.”
Our backgrounds in agriculture differ, you could say Abby is the animal person and Trent is your land and forest guy – so we offer both. We raise our meat animals (beef, pigs, lamb, and poultry) out on pastures. They spend their days consuming grass and roaming the land.
We also tap maple trees and produce pure Vermont maple syrup and products. We tap Birch trees in the same way to produce pure Birch Syrup.
Other products include honey, jams, pancake mixes, goat milk soap, our farm pottery mugs & gear amongst other superior local products available year around in our stand.
Maybe it was our childhoods, maybe it’s our personalities, either way we both agreed there was really something to be said about the work of a farmer. It is all physically, mentally, and socially challenging but we love it anyway. We love being able to care for our animals, we love being able to teach our children (Sophia, Kennett & Bradley) the importance of soil quality and taking care of the earth while loving the responsibility, lessons, and joy that comes with all things farming.