Welcome to Cate Farm
It may look like winter outside here, but green plants that sprouted under lights in our heated shop are now happily settled in our seedling greenhouse. Lots of organic vegetables, herbs, annual and perennial flowers are potted up and fill the greenhouse benches. Three other unheated greenhouses are tilled and seeded to greens in 3 succession plantings. Arugula, beet greens,cilantro, dill, head lettuce, mizuna will be ready to pick by late April. Spinach is currently being picked and is available at Hunger Mt. Co-op in Montpelier, VT.
And mark your calendars for Cate Farm’s 2017 Spring Sunday Seedling Sales: May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2017, from 9 am until 2 pm. Lots of annual and perennial flowers, vegetables galore, culinary and medicinal herbs, something for everyone!
We have finished our burdock harvest. We are now 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.
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