About Our Farm
We raise Organic pick-your-own blueberries and purebred Icelandic sheep.
Knoll Farm is a certified organic family farm on a steep hillside in the heart of the Green Mountains, near Waitsfield, Vermont. The land has been in agriculture since 1804 and its buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. The land, which tilts to the southeast, is perfectly suited for growing berries, and our large flock of Icelandic sheep enjoys the pastures and woodland edges. Our land has spectacular views of the Northfield and Green Mountain ranges.
Helen Whybrow and Peter Forbes came to the farm in 2001 and started our sheep and berry operation with the intent to reclaim tired pastures and grow perennial food crops that are healthy, productive, and native to this ecosystem. We became certified organic in 2012. Success is in seeing the soils regenerate and pastures grow more lush and diverse from intensive grazing and no-till practices, to see the wild pollinators rebound through conservation plantings, and to sustainably harvest healthy meat and vegetables with no chemical fertilizers, feeds or sprays.
We sell our lamb and berries wholesale to local groceries and restaurants, and offer them retail at the farm. Our sheep, though they graze on organic pastures and are all grass-fed, are not certified organic. We have pick-your-own berries in July and August, and offer farm workshops and special events throughout the year.
A practice within organic farming designed to build soil and ecosystem health by working with natural systems.
Our BERRIES, PRODUCE and FIELDS are CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Our Icelandic sheep are 100% grass-fed.
The flock moves to new pasture every few days, in a grazing system designed to build soil health. The sheep benefit too, with fewer parasites and better nutrition.
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