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Sara and Bob Schlosser bought their land in Wolcott over 30 years ago, where they quickly got to work building their farm. After transforming unproductive hayfield into a vegetable operation, they added maple syrup and flowers to their repertoire. They sold their produce primarily at the Stowe Farmer’s Market for 30 years. Read the story here
A 35-acre old-growth sugar bush in Wolcott, Vermont, provides the sap for Sandiwood Farm’s maple syrup. The forest has been tapped since the 1850s. Today, sugaring is just one part of the farm’s diverse agricultural ventures.
Vermont Fresh Network
29 years ago Bob and Sara were married on the land that is now Sandiwood Farm. Boasting incredible 360 views, breathtaking sunsets and beautiful moonrises they knew this was the place they would build their home-farm and raise their family. The farm produces maple, produce, cut flowers and also operates as a one of a kind event venue where you can dine in a greenhouse surrounded by the same fresh produce that goes into your meal.
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For more than 20 years the best place to taste the earliest zucchinis, delicate potatoes and other fresh vegetables Bob and Sara Schlosser grow in Wolcott was at the Stowe Farmer’s Market. Then, in 2010, the Schlossers invited their patrons to a Farm to Fork sunset dinner at Sandiwood Farm. The tradition has continued with two or three dinners a summer.
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Twenty-five years ago, the land that would become sandiwood farm in Wolcott, VT wasn’t much more than a barren field. But that didn’t stop Sara and Bob Schlosser from putting down roots and starting a life there. The two married in that field, and in the years that followed, they built a house, a family, and a farm, all the while transforming it into a beautiful, thriving landscape.
Five Pax Blog
Earlier this week, we posted about how the sharing economy produced another awesome idea of camping at farms. We came upon this gem while researching ways to level up our family camping experience while exploring nearby Vermont. As a family of 5 with a baby, a toddler, and a 5-year-old living in NYC, aka the city that never sleeps, we didn’t think our little attention spans would survive a secluded campsite off in the woods.
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How can I describe their delightful day? The relaxed vibe, the friends and family eager to celebrate, the down-to-earth venue, two adorable dogs, and the wildflower theme… it would have been perfect no matter how the weather turned out, but then Vermont truly delivered. On what should have been a dreary day we had early hours of sunshine, a glorious breeze, and dramatic skies that only gave way to rain once everyone was safely under the cocktail hour tent.
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“Did you enjoy yourselves?” we ask. “It was magical”, they reply.
There was that word again. Magical. It has crept into my vocabulary here – into my journal, our conversations, it’s become a genuine feeling. Magical. As Disney as it might sound that is how I will fondly remember this summer in Vermont.
Small farms — at least successful ones — can’t be stagnant. They need to evolve to meet the needs of their customer base, keep production profitable and grow with the farmer’s changing needs. One such farm, which has continually reassessed its farming model as the farm, the local food community and the family has grown, is Sandiwood Farm in Wolcott, VT.