Posts by Brooke Werley

Brooke Werley is a farmer and writer living in Burlington, VT. She writes farm profiles for and keeps the blog She can be reached at
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Save This Farm

By Brooke Werley / October 7, 2013

Community effort saves historical Massachusetts farmland from development. While searching for more permanent farmland, Jeremy Barker-Plotkin of Simple Gifts Farm tended 5 acres in Belchertown, Massachusetts on land managed by The New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI). The 100 or so acre parcel, as Jeremy estimates, served an an incubator for small start-up farms in…

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