A Quarter-Century of Farming

Almost 30 years ago Bob and Sara Schlosser were married in the barren field that is now Sandiwood Farm. We began building our home and farm — tilling and cover cropping, planting, and maple sugaring our 75 acres. The farm is named after our two children, Sandi and Kyle Woodrow.

2012 marked the start of our long-planned transition to agritourism. That first Farm to Fork sunset dinners were  a huge success and we’ve continued to expand and offer diversifed on farm events. Weddings, Movie and extertaiment, BBQ’s, mixers, nonprofit events, Mitzvah’s, reunions, meetings, classes, workshops and more.  Please see the farm dinners page for a sample menu and information. We produce chemical free plants, produce, cut flowers, and boil maple syrup from our sugarbush.

We have a very obliging system of feeding our community with an order what and when you want produce delivery service. We also provide fresh produce wholesale to restaurants and pure Vermont maple syrup to our customers by mail order. Sandi is a New England Culinary Institute graduate and farm chef. She owns and runs Vermont Harvest Catering and Concessions,  her mobile kitchen and smoker business. Chef Sandi’s inspirations come from the seasonal and local the farm-raised produce and meats for her culinary delights. She lives in nearby Stowe with her husband and 2 sons. Kyle graduated the  University of Vermont with a Parks, Recreation and Tourism major. On his return visits to the farm Kyle can be found photographing, building, mowing, harvesting and helping plan and prepare for farm events and recreation.  He look’s forward to keeping the farm a sustainable family farm business. Kyle was born in the house we built. Sara is a Justice of the Peace and takes great joy in marrying couples.  She and  Sandi offer catering, flower arrangements, and wedding services on the farm or other locations. Bob is a master carpenter and high tunnel builder as well as a good hand for nearby tractor work. We’ve taken many twists and turns over the past quarter century but remain committed to growing food for ourselves and the surrounding community, and welcoming people to the farm for sugaring, gardening, educational tours and our Farm to Fork sunset dinners. We are all very rooted to our community and thankful for the opportunity to act as stewards of this beautiful land. We are proud to be part of a flourishing local food system and work hard to offer the best quality produce to our customers.

April 2015 a Xzeres Skystream wind turbine was erected at Sandiwood Farm. We are grateful to be hosts for this sustainable company that brings small wind power to needed parts of the world. Please visit their web site for more information  http://www.xzeres.com/