We’re still grazing strong!!! But we need help with the vegetables. Incredible infrastructure available for lease to an organic producer on our 180-acre conserved, certified-organic farm in South Hero, VT. One to five acres may be leased for vegetable or crop production which includes a high tunnel (with a frost-free hydrant), a farm stand with refrigerator and customer parking, an office, a walk-in cooler, a barn and sheds for equipment and tool storage. Potential business assets include a CSA customer list and access to local farmers’ markets. If your vision of farming includes livestock, this is definitely a possibility. Interested parties should contact Joan Falcao at 802-378-5246 for additional information. We would love to give you a tour of the farm and hear if this opportunity would be a good fit for you. We will be asking for a business description, a resume of relevant experience and letters of recommendation.
Our Winter Markets begin NOVEMBER 5th and continue every other Saturday (November 19, December 3) through December 17th!! You can find us in the lower level of the Congregational Church on South Street in South Hero, 10 till 2 pm! Other farmers, artisans and crafters will be selling as well — along with prepared food vendors. So come on by and visit! Get out of the cold and get going on your holiday gifts. If you need beef for slow cooking, check out our sales and select from our regular offerings as well. Does rib eye ever go out of season?
See you there!
We’ll be selling the beef. Don’t miss this chance to stock your freezer with 100% grass fed beef at 20% off on brisket, short ribs and London Broil.
100% grass fed. By using special breeds of beef cattle and intensive grazing practices, we finish our cattle with nice marbling on grass alone! And we are very proud of this accomplishment. Now is the time of year that customers start to make plans for the winter. The farmers’ markets are winding down, and it will be more difficult to buy a couple of our cuts each week. Why not choose one of our packages for your freezer? If you get together with a few friends, you might be able to buy a whole animal, at our most economical price. You will be able to fill out a cut sheet! YOU will decide how thick the steaks are, how heavy the roasts are, bone-in or not, whether you want porterhouse steaks or a combination of tenderloin and strip steaks. This is your opportunity to get a standing rib roast, or simply opt for a couple dozen thick rib-eye steaks. Do you want stew meat and roasts or lots of ground beef? You will get the hard-to-find specialty cuts that are not sold at most supermarkets — hanger, skirt, tri-tip, flat iron filet. If you reserve now, we can be flexible with timing and choices!
The calves have now traveled the entire farm, completing a full circle of all the paddocks. They are actually grazing — their little heads buried in the deep grass and clover. They are still nursing in a rather accomplished manner, so lots of nutrition!!! No wonder they’re growing so fast. The couple we had to bottle feed, when they couldn’t find mama’s teat, have long forgotten our special relationship;-)
The calves love moving with the herd when we open up a new paddock for grazing. Today, when they saw me coming, they knew good times were about to roll. So they all came forward to greet me in happy anticipation. Looks like kindergarden!
Snack time at kindergarden
These calves are not tame. They will flee if you get close, so when they all came up, I had to snap the shot!
Burger Nights at Health Hero Farm
July 1st, 15th, 22nd and
August 12th and 19th
Lake Champlain Islands Farm and Food Festival, 4th Annual
at Health Hero Farm
Sunday, August 28th, 3:00-6:00PM
Come join us for an afternoon of fun, FREE pizza, popcorn, live music, and lots of demonstrations and tastings from your local farmers and producers. This is a FREE family friendly event. We have LOTS of new things happening at the festival this year!
This gallery contains 1 photo.
They are so cute, nursing from mama and running around with each other.
Health Hero Farm – Islands Farms CSA
Please see the details of our unique multi-farm CSA shares on our online sign up form below. Email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org for more in-depth detail.
We are accepting deposits by mail. It only takes $200 to reserve your 2016 CSA Share. Thank you for your support. Please mail your check to: Health Hero Farm 350 West Shore Road South Hero, VT 05486
Health Hero Farm offers both traditional Summer and Year-Round CSA Shares through its Community Supported Agriculture program. Some share options include: Eggs from Pastured-Hens, 100% Grass-Fed Beef, Organic Free-Range Whole Chickens, Artisan Bread, Local Honey, Local Maple Syrup, Local Preserves, Local Pasta, Home-crafted Salad Dressings, Granola, and Vermont Cheese.
Pick Up Locations:
South Hero @ Health Hero Farm, Wednesdays 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Essex @ Regal Gymnastics Academy, Wednesdays 4:00pm-7:30pm
Georgia Center @ hosts’ home, Thursdays noon to 1:00pm
St. Albans @ Northwestern Medical Center Cafeteria, Thursdays 10:30AM
Full payment* is appreciated at the time of sign up; a payment plan is also available.
PREFERRED SIGN UP METHOD (Fill out online form and mail in check)
This saves us money. Thank you! Health Hero Farm CSA, 350 West Shore Rd, South Hero, VT 05486
Shares are extremely limited this year, so send in your deposit now to save your place. $200 reserves your share. You may stop by or mail a check. We will be adding a PayPal payment option soon. Thank you!