Welcome to Cate Farm
The days are getting longer and the days warmer. Early seedlings are started, always an encouraging sign of Spring. We look forward to another full and bountiful growing season.
We unfortunately had a partial crop loss of burdock last year because of a very rainy June. We are currently sold out of fresh and dried burdock root until Fall 2016, sorry.
Mark your calendars for Cate Farm’s 2016 May Sunday Seedling Sales: May 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2016. 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 zackwoodsherbs.com. Our harvest of fresh burdock root will be available September 2016. Dried burdock will be available December 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 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.
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