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Letter: Crossroad Farm Now Preserved

To the Editor:

It is with gratitude and excitement that I can announce that nearly 150 donors helped the Vermont Land Trust and the Thetford Conservation Commission reach our goal of raising $60,000 to protect the productive and scenic Crossroad Farm.

Earlier this year, Janet and Tim Taylor embarked on an effort to permanently conserve their beloved 60-acre Crossroad Farm in Post Mills. The Vermont Land Trust helped them successfully apply for a major grant from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board. The land trust and the Thetford Conservation Commission also teamed up to raise an additional grant-required match of $60,000 through local supporters. The local fundraising campaign ran through the summer and fall and was completed at the end of last month, thanks to the generosity of the many neighbors and friends of Crossroad Farm.

The Thetford community and its visitors can now rest assured that one of the region’s finest vegetable farms will be protected in perpetuity with a conservation easement by mid-February.

On behalf of the Vermont Land Trust, I offer my heartfelt appreciation to the many donors from the Upper Valley who thoughtfully contributed and are a part of creating this agricultural legacy. With their help, Crossroad Farm will continue to thrive, producing fresh, local produce for a long time to come.

Bob Linck

Central Vermont Director

Vermont Land Trust



Preserving a Post Mills Farm

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Post Mills — Standing among their thriving veggies sprouting from rich soil, it’s not difficult to imagine why Tim and Janet Taylor want to conserve Crossroad Farm’s 56 acres. “It’d almost be self explanatory once you come out here,” Tim Taylor said as he walked with his wife, both owners and growers at Crossroad Farm, between their fields Tuesday afternoon. …