Thursday, December 4, 2008


to the new virtual home of Green Peak Farm. We are located in Dorset, Vermont, at the southern foot of Mt. Aeoulus, also known as Green Peak. The 2009 season holds much possibility, and we are anticipating production of over forty varieties of familiar staples of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, as well as a few new favorites to keep things fun and interesting in the kitchen. We will also be growing a limited number of roasting chickens on a subscription-based system, and a selection of annual flowers to help liven up your living space.

Green Peak farm is the partnership of Jim and Marilyn Hand, and grower Megan Osterhout. The Hand family has long been active in community development, energy efficiency, and sustainable living in the Manchester area. The creation of Green Peak Farm may well be their most delicious venture to serve their neighbors! Megan Osterhout has spent the past three seasons growing organic produce and flowers for market, raising a variety of livestock, and maple sugaring as an apprentice farmer in Lake Placid, NY, Silverton, OR, and Hood River, OR.

We will be offering a "First Flight" Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership for the 2009 season. Subscription is limted to 6 families for a share in our farm's produce. Each week you will be able to pick up your portion of the harvest at the farm, which will include a selection of vegetables and access to a Make Your Own bouquet station. In addition, you will receive two fresh, dressed roasting chickens twice during the season. More details to come soon; please contact Megan at for more information.

Thanks and stay tuned for more news about the farm and the 2009 season!