Buy fresh produce directly from the Farm at VYCC!

The Farm at VYCC has proudly run a seasonal farmstand on our campus in Richmond for many years. Selling produce, pasture raised chickens and eggs and a variety of flowers and herbs, all products are grown on site by our amazing youth and young adult crews. We are closed for winter, but check back soon for our spring opening!

 

What is new for 2020?

In spring, we are building a new farmstand structure that will:

  • add more specialty vegetables and value-added foods produced on campus (ex. pre-cut winter squash);
  • extend the season that we are open (TBD!);
  • move the farmstand right alongside Route 2, where it can be more easily seen and accessed;
  • improve payment options, adding a credit card option;
  • be regularly stocked with the freshest harvest of the week;
  • and continue to connect your delicious and nutritious farmstand purchasing directly to supporting our work with youth and the Health Care Share project.

But wait, there is more!

To provide customers with more choice, we are replacing our Cultivating CSA with Farm Shares. In this model you pre-pay for credit at the farmstand and receive a discount when you use that credit. The more you pre-pay, the bigger the discount!

  • $200 for $220 at the farmstand (10%)
  • $400 for $450 at the farmstand (12%)
  • $500 for $575 at the farmstand (15%)

After purchase, you will receive a giftcard loaded with your share amount and can simply swipe at the Farm at VYCC’s new card reader when you shop at the farmstand. Buy one today!

We can’t wait to see you at the farm this spring!

Thank you for helping us cultivate this land, employ youth in meaningful work, and support food security in Vermont.

 

Where are you located?

The Farm Stand at VYCC is located on the eastern part of the VYCC campus at 1949 East Main Street in Richmond, VT. Look for the white farmhouse just beyond the big red West Monitor Barn (there is a red “Farm at VYCC” sign where you pull in. The farm stand building is just past the white house on your left. Walk around the far side of the building (toward the herb gardens) and you will see the stand just inside the barn doors.

When are you open?

Our farm stand is self-serve. We are open every day, 8am-6pm.

What sets your farm stand apart from the rest?

The Farm Stand at VYCC does more than just sell vegetables. With each purchase, you get a delicious, high-quality crop for your family while also supporting your Vermont neighbors through the Health Care Share program. You also support local youth through employment and professional development through our Food and Farm Program.

How can I ensure that your food is safe and clean?

We participate in produce safety planning through the University of Vermont Extension and all of the produce in the farm stand has been thoroughly cleaned in our wash station.

How often do you stock your Farm Stand?

Our Farm Stand is stocked with fresh harvests Monday through Friday. We always make sure that our fridge is full for the weekend.

Payment options?

We accept cash or check. All checks should be made payable to VYCC.

Contact: Andrew Whitehead for more information.