Deer Ridge Farm Flowers

Welcome

Deer Ridge Farm is a small farm and sugarhouse just outside of Brattleboro,Vermont. We make pure Vermont maple syrup and grow cut flowers, berries and vegetables as well as eggs and honey.  We take pride in our high quality products and great care for our soils, wildlife, community.

Deer Ridge Farm also offers fresh, lively flowers for weddings, graduations and other events. If you want local organically-grown flowers custom cut and arranged, we look forward to working with you!

We are lucky to have a community that loves our food and flowers, and which appreciates our work and humor. It is a truly gifted life we lead, and one we enjoy sharing with Farm Campers, school groups, and other farm visitors.

Look for us at the Brattleboro Farmer’s Market each week for maple syrup, flowers, berries, and plants from May through October.


Deer Ridge Farm News

Lisa Presents at Farm-Based Education Forum

November 4, 2013

Lisa Holderness shared some images of life at Deer Ridge Farm, some statistics she feels are essential to our cultural and climate change crossroads, current educational and agricultural initiatives that affect our area, and some exciting opportunities for action at the community level.

Since 2005 Lisa has run a small Farm Camp to engage youth in the joys of sustainable living, and applied her energy and passion for research and sustainability to all aspects of running Deer Ridge Farm. She continues to work part-time as an energy educator for the Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP), and as Farm to Community Mentor for NOFA-VT (Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont), and serves on the state committee of the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Guilford Energy Committee, and Farmers’ Market Education Committee. In addition to producing wood-fired maple syrup and raw honey, Deer Ridge Farm grows five acres of strawberries, raspberries, cut flowers, and a variety of vegetables for their family and the community.

Since joining the farm, Lisa has added three hoop houses and one wood-heated greenhouse, a new sugarhouse with a system to recapture sugarhouse effluent to heat her early-season seedlings, solar hot water, and a PV well pump for off-grid irrigation, and finally, as they struggle to keep up, a small tractor.

The forum was a great success and Lisa’s remarks on farm-based education were well received.

At The Farm

Deer Ridge Farm Camp is getting ready for maple sugaring season. Stay tuned!