Pete’s Greens Barn Destroyed by Fire
In the early morning hours of January 12, the barn at Pete’s Greens Farm in Craftsbury was destroyed by fire, with estimated damages of more than $500,000. The barn housed the farm’s washing and processing equipment, harvested crops and several coolers and freezers filled with meat. In a moment of great luck, though, employees had removed around $40,000 worth of seeds from the barn on Tuesday. The loss of the barn is a devastating one for the farm, which runs the Good Eats CSA. The farm had been working on improving its four-season harvest capabilities, but will now be out of operation until early spring in order to focus on rebuilding the barn and growing crops in the farm’s greenhouses. Read more.