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* Our Next On-Farm Classes:

1) The Family Cow - Sunday, May 7th from 10 am - 3:30 pm
2) Yogurt, Butter & Cheese Making Class - Saturday, May 20th from 1 pm - 4:30 pm
3) Management Intensive Grazing Class - Sunday, May 21 from 10 am - 3:30 pm

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 non-GMO) eggs & Pastured Pork, Pottery, 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.

Read our March 2017 E-Newsletter HERE

Products Available:

A summary of our products currently for sale are listed below. Contact Us by phone or email for more information. (Phone: 802-234-5524, Email:lmccrory560@gmail.com)

Organic Maple Syrup!We have expanded our sugaring operation and got our maple operation certified this year. Our syrup is available in 12 oz, Pint, Quart, Half Gallon and Gallon containers. Willing to ship.

Cost: $5.00 (6 oz tin), $9 (12 oz glass container), $10 Pint (Glass container), $18 Quart (Tin container), $34 Half Gallon (Tin container), $59 Gallon (plastic container)


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.

Lisa's Joyful Pottery Selling plates, bowls, mugs, butter dishes. Will make items by request. Pictures on our Facebook Page!

Rhubarb Jam and Garlic Dilly Scapes! Available NOW in our farm store

Upcoming On-Farm Workshops

1) The Family Cow - Sunday, May 7th from 10 am - 3:30 pm 

Interested in having a milk cow to feed your family and friends & wondering how to get started? Curious about the current VT regulations for selling raw milk? This class will cover the ins and outs of owning a family cow - from health & nutrition, to breeding, milking (hand milking or machine),finding your milking supplies, setting up a grazing system (fence training your calves), calf care, udder health, milk quality, raw milk sales, organic certification (if interested) and more. Cost: $70 per person, $130 for two people. For more info, go HERE

2) Yogurt, Butter & Cheese Making Class - Saturday, May 20th from 1 pm - 4:30 pm
* Learn a few different ways to make yogurt - successfully and consistently.
* Get introduced to a couple different soft cheeses that are easy and fun to make.
* Learn the tricks for making butter and using butter molds.
* Have fun learning with others in an intimate setting: get ready to laugh and taste some delicious creations.
The class will include a handout: cheese & yogurt cultures, citric acid, and butter muslin cloth will be for sale. Cost: $40 per person, $75 for 2 people. Go HERE for more info.

3) Management Intensive Grazing Class - Sunday, May 21 from 10 am - 3:30 pm
Designed with the small scale diversified farmer in mind. This class will also be useful for larger farms and will cover topics such as grazing poultry, beef, dairy, pigs, horses, sheep, goats, etc. Cost: $70 per person, $130 for two people.To learn more about the class, please go HERE.

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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