Philo Ridge Farm is a certified organic 400-acre farm located in Charlotte, Vermont, a rich agricultural community in the Champlain Valley, just south of Burlington. The surrounding area is home to many flourishing enterprises, including orchards, dairies, vegetable and livestock operations, and sugarbushes.
Philo Ridge Farm is a diversified farm in its fifth year of production. Our livestock program grazes over 200 acres of perennial pasture and includes 80 Belted Galloway cattle, 30 breeding ewes, 65 lambs, 250 laying hens, and 3,500 pastured chickens. In addition, we grow two acres of organic produce and perennial fruits alongside two year-round greenhouses. Our farming practices build soil health, produce a variety of nutrient-dense foods, reduce the use of fossil fuels, and support the local agricultural community. We produce our own organic compost and hay on-site. The farm is also home to our restaurant, market and commercial food processing facilities, and is a year-round gathering place in the community.
We love the natural world, as it connects us to the work that we do. We believe that restoring human to land connection is integral to creating a healthy, equitable human society. We value curiosity, empathy, honesty, humility, and difficult conversations. We frequently debate the tension and balance between profit and impact in our work. We honor mistakes and we believe that these experiences are an essential part of our process, our learning, and our successes.
Alongside the owners and leaders of Philo Ridge Farm, our partner, Bio-Logical Capital, helps manage the business. Together we aim to create a new diversified model for small scale farmers, one that will allow both the land and the farmer to prosper. In addition to supporting operations and strategy, Bio-Logical Capital works with the University of Vermont to help monitor and evaluate our impacts on soil health, crop and pasture productivity, water quality, carbon sequestration, and wildlife populations. Our goal is to continue to share our story and data with others who are interested in understanding and supporting regenerative agriculture. For more information, please visit us at www.philoridgefarm.com and www.biologicalcapital.com.
Philo Ridge Farm is a certified organic 400-acre farm located in Charlotte, Vermont, a rich agricultural community in the Champlain Valley, just south of Burlington. The surrounding area is home to many flourishing enterprises, including…