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We want to take a minute to introduce ourselves as the farmers behind Leaping Bear Farm.

Our names are Justin and Vanessa and we're first generation farmers with a passion for healing our environment. Justin has a background in permaculture design and education, and Vanessa is a graphic designer and marketer. We use our past experiences daily to grow our farm, and to help refine our customers understanding of regenerative agriculture, organic growing practices and how they can positively contribute to healing our food systems.

 

We pride ourselves with providing high quality, fresh and healthy food from the land in a way that benefits the environment.

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We deeply value our community, which makes our work rewarding, but we know food producers are facing some serious challenges (because of ongoing climate change) and we want to help face those issues head on. How our food is farmed can either add to the destruction of our planet or it can do the opposite- creating abundance and resiliency across our communities.

 

This year we became certified Real Organic, a testament to our pasture and animal management practices. When our animals are out on the pasture they get moved to fresh grass every damn day. This keeps them healthy, and allows them to leave behind a tremendous amount of nutrients which build rich, resilient soils that capture and store carbon in the ground. Productive soils are the key to a healthy environment and support healthier people and animals, resulting in better meat and a nutritious and sustainable diet.

 

In five seasons we have produced over 5,000 pasture raised chickens for the local community, as well as fresh eggs, microgreens and homemade broth. We are focused on making a positive impact on our land, in our management of animals, and in your health and diet.

DO YOU HAVE

  • 20+ ACRES OF PASTURE LAND FOR SALE OR LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUY

  • AN OPENNESS TO WORKING WITH VT LAND TRUST OR FSA FOR FINANCING

  • BARN OR STORAGE FACILITIES

  • 4+ BEDROOM FARM HOUSING

  • ORGANIC LAND PREFERRED

  • WITHIN 30 MILES OF PUTNEY

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WE WANT TO CONTINUE THIS WORK, BUT DEPEND ON SECURING LONG TERM ACCESS TO ENOUGH LAND TO HAVE A SUSTAINABLE

REGENERATIVE FARM.

CAN YOU HELP?

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