Welcome to Cate Farm

Happy Fall!

Things are winding down as the temperatures get colder. The greenhouses are being readied for next year, and cover crops sown in the fields. We unfortunately had a partial crop loss of burdock this year because of a tough Spring. We are currently sold out of fresh burdock root until Fall 2016, sorry. We had hoped to have enough supply to last until January. Dried burdock is still available. 

Mark your calendars for Cate Farm’s 2016 May Sunday Seedling Sales: May 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  May thru July 2015. Dried burdock will be available June  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