Welcome to Cate Farm

SPRING 2015 may seem far away, but

Don’t miss Cate Farm’s 2015 Seedling Sales on May 10, 17, 24 and 31 2015 from 9am until 2pm. NEW this year, we’ll be open 4 Sundays instead of 3.  We are open for retail at Cate Farm on our Seedling Sale days only, come rain, snow, frost or shine!!

Lots of annual and perennial flowers, vegetables galore, culinary and medicinal herbs, something for everyone!!

More News: We no longer sell dandelion, try our friends at www.zackwoodsherbs.com.  Our harvest of fresh burdock root  will be available until December 1, 2014. Dried burdock will be available from January 24, 2015.  Also, Richard and Sally have  stopped vending at the Montpelier’s Farmers Market after attending for 25 years. We still sell wholesale, as well as retail at our Seedling Sales in May. Daughter Kuenzi Wiswall has started a new cut flower business call The First Bird, visit her website at http://thefirstbirdflowers.com . Son Peter Colman’s business is thriving,  check out www.vermontsalumi.com .

And for information on Richard’s workshops and consulting services on farm business management, visit www.richardwiswall.com.

Cate Farm is a family owned and operated organic farm in Central Vermont. Sally Colman and Richard Wiswall and family cultivate 22 acres and seven 100-foot long greenhouses of organic vegetables, medicinal herbs, and flowers. Everything we sell is certified organic and always our own.

We market our fresh produce to co-ops, restaurants, and stores in Central Vermont. In addition, Cate Farm is a long time member of Deep Root Organic Grower’s Co-op, which markets our produce to stores in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC areas.

In the 1790′s Suzanna and Enoch Cate settled what is now known as the Cate Farm. Their descendants owned the farm until 1901. After that, it was bought and sold a number of times, but continued as a dairy or sheep farm. In 1964, Goddard College purchased Cate Farm and used it for faculty residence. Additionally, Bread and Puppet Theater was housed on the farm in the early 1970′s. We bought the farm in 1981 and have been growing organic vegetables and herbs since then.


Check Out Richard Wiswall’s New book!
The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook
A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff- and Making a Profit