After trotting around the country for 20 years, Bob said to Becky, “Hey, let’s go back to the east coast. Better yet, let’s go back to Vermont. Best of all, let’s go back to Vermont and be FARMERS!” And that’s just exactly what they did.
The Fisher Farms Bob knew as a kid, located near Oneida Lake in upstate New York, was operated by the current founder’s grandfather and two great uncles. Albert, Bernard and Bob (the current Bob’s name-sake) provided a wonderful example of entrepreneurship, family teamwork, and community involvement, following in the footsteps of their German immigrant ancestors who came to the United States in the mid 19th century. They bred and ran a substantial dairy herd starting from one calf, they developed a large egg business, grew apples and made cider, established a highly successful farm equipment business; they pursued just about any agricultural venture that showed promise.
Our farm has a similar outlook, growing wine grapes, blue berries, black berries, raspberries, aronia berry (read about it, it’s cool) and elderberry (not just your mother’s weed bush anymore). In addition to the berries, this summer, the farm will grow sweet corn, a good amount of sunflowers, squash, pumpkins and ginger!
Throughout the year we will be experimenting with value-added products, hoping to get feedback from our friends and fans as to what they most want from their farm. Our three daughters – aka “The Sisters of Anarchy” – are working on their own ideas for lines of business, and will be putting their business plans into effect over the coming years. The only constant will be change.
We look forward to meeting you, and to having you spend time on our farm: it’s why we built it.
If you have questions feel free to call us at (802) 846-7370 or email us here.