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* Our Next On-Farm Classes: Some dates are not firmed up yet; let us know what works for you!

1) Butter, Yogurt & Cheese Making Class - Sunday, June 25th from 1 pm - 4:30 pm
2) The Family Cow - Sunday, July 16th from 10 am - 3:30 pm
3) Management Intensive Grazing for the Small Diversified Farm - July/August, date TBD
4) Spiritual Gardening: Dowsing & Agriculture - August, date TBD

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. 

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

1) Organic Maple Syrup!We have expanded our sugaring operation and got our maple operation certified this year. Our syrup is available in 4.2 oz,12 oz, Pint, Quart, Half Gallon and Gallon containers. Willing to ship.

Cost: $4.00 (4.2 oz tin), $9 (12 oz glass container), $10 Pint (Glass container), $18 Quart (Tin container), $34 Half Gallon (Tin container), $59 Gallon (plastic container)


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

3) Pasture Raised Eggs  $5/dozen  Not Certified Organic - Heritage turkey & laying hens - fed organic grain, pasture, food scraps.

4) Potted Perennials & Annuals - Yarrow, Rhubarb, Comfrey, Shasta Daisy, Catnip, Bee Balm, Phlox, Tomatoes & More!!

5) Reserve your Organic Chicken - First batch will be available by mid July (6.25/lb, discount on volume purchases)

6) Reserve your Organic Heritage Turkey for Thanksgiving - $9.10/lb if ordered by Sept 1st

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

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

Upcoming On-Farm Workshops

1) The Family Cow - Taking place Sunday, July 16th, 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

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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