Farm Life | let the fun begin
There are chores to do on a farm. Every day brings a new supply. There are pleaures too. Explore our farm and get to know the ways that the natural life challenges and rewards.
“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.”
― Daniel Webster
Before the Farm
On Elm Brook Farm in Vermont we change the pace. The idea was born from an unexpressed passion for a way of life not available in the cities we were fortunate to have called home. City life can be its own reward but for our family there was something vaguely incomplete in our urban lifestyle. Looking back on those hectic days living and working in Paris, London, New York and Tokyo, it now seems obvious that the agrarian myth had taken hold right from the beginning. Whether it was weekends in the country or a quick lunch at a city center book store reading stories of rural life or of studying which breed of dog is the best for hunting (Braque français to be sure!), life in the city was leading us to Elm Brook Farm.
On the Farm
Life here on the farm is about work and lots of it. But it’s also about experiencing life first hand both on and off the farm. So as you try our products we hope you recognize that not only did a lot of work go into making them but our sense of adventure helped create them too.
Family & Farm
A farm is just land when a family is not there to make it a home. We are fortunate to have been blessed with a son and two daughters. Our son Matthew is on his own adventure now and he makes his home in New York City but he still finds time to return now and then. Our daughters Lauren and Claire are here and make this farm more than a piece of land for their mom and dad.