The Farm

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
Masanobu Fukuoka
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We are located in the hills of Putney, Vermont, overlooking the Connecticut River valley. The property is privately owned and run by Sun Hill Farm.

We farm about 15 acres both on our property and on neighboring land.


Most of our acreage has land conservation easements through the Vermont Land Trust.

We grow vegetables in fields and in our high tunnel “green house”. Our practice is organic, influenced by permaculture principals. We run a vegetable CSA from June to November.

We raise lambs and chicken for eggs and meat. Our animals are raised on pasture. We practice rotational grazing for our lambs and move chickens with a chicken tractor to protect and advance the quality of our soils.

Our approach to homesteading and farming is one of care and learning. We understand that how we care for the soil is not separable from the way we care for one another and ourselves. In every decision we make about how we raise our animals or the way to grow vegetables, we do our best to nurture life, promote growth and beauty.

During harvest, we put by a lot of food.

We welcome volunteers and interns to apply to our residential work program during the growing and harvest season (April thru October). Our goal in hosting volunteers and interns is to teach practical skills and provide each one with an experience of living on and off of the land.