Welcome to Cate Farm

Seedling Sale Sundays Are Here!

 Mark your calendars!  Our last 2 Sunday Plant Sales are May 28, and June 4, from 9-2.  Huge variety of organic vegetable, culinary & medicinal herb, and flower seedlings will be ready for our Seedling Sale Sundays. Don’t miss the chance to peruse our wide variety of healthy, organic and affordable seedlings for your garden. We are open for retail at Cate Farm on these Sundays only!

Directions: From East Montpelier light, go 2 miles east on Route 2, take left onto Coburn Road. Go one mile, and turn right on to Cate Farm Road.

     You can also purchase our seedlings at Hunger Mt. Co-op in Montpelier, open everyday 8-8. Flint  is keeping everything looking great, with the help of Sarah G, Kuenzi, Pete, Richard and Sally. Three greenhouses  are brimming with lots of organic vegetables, herbs, annual and perennial flower seedlings. Four other  greenhouses are tilled and planted to our tasty Buffalo tomatoes or greens in 3 succession plantings. Arugula, beet greens,cilantro, dill, head lettuce, mizuna will be ready to pick by late April and available at Hunger Mt. Co-op in Montpelier. Tomatoes will be red ripe mid June. Can’t wait!

Other news: we are  sold out of fresh burdock roots, but still have dried roots. For ordering information, click on the Burdock button on the left side of this page.

More News: We no longer sell dandelion, try our friends at zackwoodsherbs.com.    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 thefirstbirdflowers.com. Son Peter Colman’s business is thriving,  check out vermontsalumi.com.

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

Cate Farm is a family owned and operated organic farm in Central Vermont. Sally Colman, 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.

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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