The Market Garden
Red Clover Farm LLC is a small-scale regenerative market garden in Lamoille County, Vermont. We use no-till, lean, human-powered methods to produce thriving soil microbiomes and healthy fruit and vegetable crops efficiently in our small space. We also focus on ecological growing, integrating herbs and flowers into our market garden to promote biodiversity, repel pests, and encourage beneficial insects (especially pollinators).
In 2021 we started our first growing season, leasing the 1/4 acre market garden space at Fat Chance Farm in Hyde Park, VT. We partner with them on deliveries and farmers markets to provide our community with access to a more diverse food supply all in one place. In 2022 we expanded our market garden space, building an additional unheated hoop house for season extension. We also planted the first few fruit trees of an ecologically designed food forest, which we are planning to build gradually over the next few years. One of the primary principles of permaculture is "use what you have" and I think we have really leaned into that idea during our first years of farming.
We are excited to be entering our fourth season in 2024! Come find us at the Morrisville Farmers Market this year, or check out the rest of our site for more info on our Veggie CSA!
BettyJo has been working with plants for over ten years. She received her bachelors and masters degrees from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where she studied plant ecology and ecosystem restoration. After graduating, she worked on organic and ecologically designed farms for several growing seasons, always with the goal of eventually starting her own farm where she could practice regenerative agriculture and ecological design.
BettyJo spends her free time with her husband Paul and her daughter Alana. She also enjoys playing music, hiking, crossfit, and writing songs and prose.