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Friday, August 9, 2013

Wonderful Walker Farm: Dummerston, VT

It is peak produce time in Vermont; the fields are popping with fruits and vegetables, and we can walk to the source, right next door.  We can see the fields from the RV window.

Walker Farm has been here for over 200 years, owned and run by the same family since 1770.  It owes some of its success to the rich land of the Connecticut River Valley, but a great deal of the credit must go to the ingenuity and continuity of the Walker family.  It is not easy to make a farm successful in this day and age. 

 In addition to the fields of typical veggies like corn and tomatoes, they grow an unusual variety of produce, like about six kinds of kale:

... five kinds of cucumbers:

                                                                                                    ... and "purple filet beans."

Oh, and a selection of the freshest, most diverse and priciest baby greens ever, and I'm hooked.  (Must have every day for lunch.)  Corn, peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, lettuces, onions, raspberries, radishes, potatoes...the list of Walker's own produce goes on and on. Much of it is organic! They also sell local dairy products, eggs, and Walpole Creamery ice cream.  Just too good.

This is what makes Walker's a destination. The parking lot is never empty.


Then, as if that weren't enough, Walker's is also a grower and purveyor of award winning annuals, perennials, and larger landscaping stock, all looking hale and hardy.  Here is their selection of shade annuals:

Vermont is known for its abundance of small and organic farms, providing locally sourced foods to restaurants and farmstands along the road, like Walkers. These are the little pleasures that make life sweet, don't you think?  Thank you Vermont and thank you Walker Farm.

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