Meet the farm crew!
This is us! The farm crew at Fledgling Farmstead: Evan and Emily Reiss and their fledglings, along with Emily's parents Lee and Dean Wheeler. We are the current stewards of a highly diverse 190 acre farm in the rugged hills of Tunbridge, Vermont. Cleared in 1791 this land has had many uses from dairy, to sheep to forest products. After 10 years of dairy farming, we took a two year break to reasess and reinvigorate our passions for stewarding this land. Currently we manage a market garden to provide for our CSA, growing and managing fruit crops (apples, plums, pears, peaches, blue berries, currants) and raising beef, lamb, and layer hens.
Though we are not certified organic, our growing philosophy and practices are that and more. We do not use synthetic herbicides and pesticides, we use our own compost from our organic dairy, we foster diversity with inter-cropping, we use cover cropping, crop rotation and our growing systems are inspired by ecology.