For nearly a century, the 150 acre family farm nestled between Bald Hill and the Connecticut River has produced generous sustenance for its owners, the local community and it’s New England neighbors. Third generation farmer Paul Harlow was an early pioneer of organic farming in Vermont. In 1985 the farm was certified organic after 3 years of using only biological fertilizers and pesticides and crop rotation processes that are still practiced today, yielding a bounty of vegetables, fruits and berries, poultry, eggs, beef, lamb and pork.
We have the power! Harlow Farm went online in October of 2010, and now produces 60 kw/hr, providing nearly all the electricity the farm uses for coolers and freezers, greenhouses, washing and packing areas, housing and the farm kitchen. There are 276, 3’ x 6’ panels which means 4968 square feet of captured sunshine! Look for panel adjustments three times throughout out the year!
A recently constructed farm kitchen produces a Harlow Farm line of jams, pickles, salsas, pestos and baked goods including breads and pastries for the farm stand, farmers markets and Winter CSA. Our first year as a Winter CSA provided 75 customers and 3 local businesses root and frozen vegetables, winter greens, canned goods, meats and eggs and completed the seasonal circle, creating a year round farm.
The farm seasonally employs 30 community members, several full time employees, and includes many local growers and producers in the farmstand and CSA. Harlow Farm produce is found at Putney and Brattleboro Food Coops, and are distributed to both small and large markets throughout New England. At Harlow Farm we are committed to the health and bounty of both the land we farm and the community we share.