Pete’s Greens Helps Create Fund for Vermont Farmers
In collaboration with the Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick, Pete’s Greens Farm of Craftsbury is establishing a non-profit fund to help Vermont farmers. The Vermont Farm Fund was started in response to the large monetary donations received by Pete’s Greens to support the farm’s efforts after a fire destroyed its barn in January. Owner Pete Johnson says he wants to give back to the community of Vermont farmers after all of the help his farm received. “It’s a two-way street,” says Johnson. Once the new building is constructed, Johnson plans on paying back the money used into the fund so that it can be available for other Vermont farmers in the event of a disaster or for other agricultural programs. Read more.