Co-Applicant / Spouse Name
Please describe your past and/or present farming experience
Eli and Valerie have spent the last four years leasing land in Fairfax, VT to build Shadow Creek Farm, a certified organic vegetable enterprise, into a strong business that is now ready to expand. With 15 years of combined agricultural experience behind us, we are eager to find the right Vermont farm to call our permanent home.
Are you currently farming?
Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?
Counties being considered
What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?
What other enterprises are you considering?
Total Acres Desired
Acres in Pasture
Farm Structures Needed
Which of the following arrangements are you considering?
Lease with Option to Buy
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)
Are you interested in conserved farms?
Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.
Shadow Creek Farm is an organic vegetable farm owned and operated by husband and wife team, Eli Hersh and Valerie Woodhouse. Started as an incubator on leased land in Fairfax, VT, the farm is now in its fourth year of selling fresh, organic produce wholesale to Deep Root Organic Growers Cooperative and locally to restaurants, processors and food co-ops. Shadow Creek Farm will increase sales volume to established markets with a focus on regional wholesale through Deep Root Co-op, as well as expand fresh and value-added offerings to restaurants, food co-ops and processors throughout Vermont. We dedicate ourselves to growing nutritious food with sustainable, organic practices to promote healthy soils, animals, people and communities. We sell unique products to local and regional wholesale markets to bolster the local economy and provide access to high-quality food at a fair price.