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Upcoming On-Farm Workshops (click on the titles to learn more)
1) Sunday, August 7th from 1:00 - 4:30 pm - Cheese, Butter & Yogurt Making Class 
2) Sunday, September 11th from 1:00 - 4:30 pm - Spiritual Gardening: Dowsing & Agriculture 
3) Sunday, September 27th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - The Family Cow 

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Earthwise Farm and Forest is a certified organicdraft-animal powered family farm located in Bethel, Vermont, and operated by Carl Russell and Lisa McCrory. We produce and sell certified organic Raw Milk, poultry (Chicken and Heritage Turkey),BeefGarlic, vegetables, Flowers, and non-organic (though gmo-free) eggsPastured Pork and lumber. 

The emphasis of our farming enterprise is to function as a self-sufficient 'whole farm organism', applying ecological principles of Holistic ManagementBiodynamicsDowsing, motive (animal) power, and renewable energy to create healthy vibrant food and forest products for our family and our local community. 

Everything on our farm is raised using a process of intention and intuition to validate the unseen energy of Life's creative process. The name of our farm points to our belief in the inherent wisdom of established processes of the Earth, and that as we work to secure what we need from the land, we also need to validate those processes as our most valuable resources.

We offer Educational Workshops throughout the calendar year covering topics that include: Raw Dairy Processing (Cheese, Butter & Yogurt Making), Dowsing & AgricultureCaring for Your Family Cow & CalfHorse Logging & Forestry, and Management Intensive Grazing.

Products Available:

A summary of our products currently for sale are listed below. Contact Us by phone or email for more information. Though we would LOVE to have all our products out and ready for sale each day, to guarantee the highest quality, we prefer that our customers call or email ahead with the order so that we can have your items ready for you when you arrive. (Phone: 802-234-5524, Email: Earthwise@myfairpoint.net)

Organic Raw Milk $8/gallon Tier 1 farm; pre-order milk; pick up at farm

Pasture Raised Eggs  $5/dozen Not Certified Organic - fed organic grain, pasture, food scraps

Organic Chicken   $6/lb Available NOW... discounts for volume purchases

Organic Heritage Turkey $9.25/lb   Pre-Order NOW. Birds will be ready late November. Order by September 1 and save!

Organic Flowers Available NOW. Order Bouquets or purchase by the stem
Pastured Pork Pre-Order Now. Pigs will be ready in early December. Not Certified Organic
Joyful Pottery Selling plates, bowls, mugs, butter dishes. Happy to make items by request. Webpage coming soon.
Organic Rhubarb and Rhubarb Jam! Available NOW
Herbs/Perennials/Annuals Chive, Prairie Sunflower, Bee Balm, Jerusalem Artichoke, Mint

Upcoming On-Farm Workshops

  1. 1) Sunday, August 7th from 1:00 - 4:30 pm - Cheese, Butter & Yogurt Making Class - Learn how to make yogurt a few different ways successfully; learn the tricks for making delicious butter, and some soft cheeses like Ricotta and Fromage Blanc. Lots of hands-on learning, and you get to taste your creations. Cheese and yogurt cultures will be available for sale.

  2. 2) Sunday, September 11th from 1:00 - 4:30 pm - Spiritual Gardening: Dowsing & AgricultureThis class incorporates the joys of gardening with some tools and ideas to assist in connecting with the unseen energetic intelligences (nature spirits, garden devas, elementals, etc), creating an environment of spiritual exploration and co-creation. With the use of some common dowsing tools, participants will come away with an understanding of the vast potential of dowsing & spiritual approaches to farming and gardening and all aspects of their lives. 

3) Sunday, September 27th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - The Family Cow  - Interested in owning  your own cow? Not sure where or how to start? This class will cover the in's and outs of owning a family cow - from health & nutrition, to breeding, milking (hand milking or bucket milker), setting up a  rotational grazing system, calf care, udder health, milk quality, raw milk sales, and more. We will be collaborating with Bob White Systems and their educational Non-profit, Alternative Dairy Initiative (ADI).    

On-Farm Education & Consulting Services:

Farm Tours and Educational Learning: Bring a group to the farm for a Farm Tour or an educational activity; from harvesting or planting vegetables to visiting our farm animals, to making products out of farm fresh milk. We are willing to custom-fit your visit to meet the interests of your group. Email Us for more info.

We offer a number of On-Farm Workshops throughout the year, and are available to speak at conferences or workshops covering topics that include: Management Intensive Grazing, Draft Animal Power, Animal-Powered Timber Harvest, Ecological Forestry, Holistic Management, Dowsing & Agriculture, and Small Scale Homestead Farming.

Consulting services Include Grazing Management Strategies, Multi-Species Grazing SystemsWhole Farm Planning, and Horse Logging.

  • Our Farm and Farm Products are Certified Organic by VOF (Vermont Organic Farmers), www.nofavt.org  

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