Over a Quarter Century of Farming
In 1987, Bob and Sara Schlosser became neighbors in the small town of Wolcott, Vermont, and shortly later they were married on the old hay field that is now Sandiwood Farm. They began building their homestead, gardens, and maple sugaring on their 80 acres. The farm is named after their two children, Sandi and Kyle Woodrow.
The Schlossers began selling their produce in the early 90’s at the Stowe Farmers Market and to local chefs & restaurants. Over the years, the farm has evolved and taken on new opportunities, but has always remained true to its agricultural roots.
When Sandi returned to the farm as a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) in 2009, the idea for a farm-to-fork sunset dinner series came to life. Sandi decided to use her culinary skills, the farm’s fresh produce, and surrounding scenery to give guests a local Vermont dining experience. From the very beginning, the farm-to-table dinners were a huge success, and the farm has continued to expand with weddings and other special occasions ever since.
Family Owned & Operated
We were extremely fortunate to receive the Vermont Working Lands Grant in 2014 and constructed a 30′ x 75 ‘ greenhouse where we now host our seasonal events. We can accommodate parties of many sizes, from small gatherings to weddings and large festivals.
In April of 2015, a 50-foot wind turbine was erected on our property. We are extremely grateful to generate our own wind power and to be hosts for a sustainable turbine company that brings electricity to much needed parts of the world. Sustainability and minimal environmental impact is the foundation of our mission, and we are always looking for new ways to use renewable energy.
Kyle was born and raised on the farm, and graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Parks, Recreation & Tourism. After graduation he and his longtime girlfriend, Cal Spinelli, moved back to the farm to help with the family business. Kyle manages landscaping, outdoor facilities, and overnight guests, while Cal manages our marketing, photography and social media.
We are excited to offer overnight accommodations for our events and weddings, along with a system of trails and recreational opportunities. Check out our Farm Stays & Experiences page to learn more about our rustic farm accommodations and activities.
Sandiwood Farm is committed to sound environmental practices and sustainable organic agriculture. We are proud to supply our community, family, and friends with organic, nutritious produce, and understand the importance of sustainable food systems in these modern times.
We try to minimize our impact as much as possible, using renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. Vegetables and organic growing practices have been the foundation of our farm since the beginning, and we take a number of steps to make sure our soil and crops are as healthy as possible. We turn our compost into fertilizer to give our soil life and necessary nutrients. We rotate our crops in the field each year to ensure soil health, and cover crop anything we do not plant to minimize runoff. We only harvest windblown wood from our forest, which is used for heating our home in the off-season, and for maple sugaring in the spring.
Cal Creative Photography, Sarah Salvas Films, Sarah Peet Photography, Pogo Photo