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Historic Farmstead Stroll at Scott Farm | Open Farm Week 2023

707 Kipling Rd
Dummerston, VT 05301

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Sat, Aug. 12, 2023 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Simon Renault

Scott Farm isn't just any apple orchard. It's a historic treasure that has been in active cultivation since 1791 and is keeping Vermont's rural agricultural traditions alive. Our 571 acre farm has been owned since 1995 by The Landmark Trust USA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve historic properties through creative sustainable uses for public enjoyment and education. At Scott Farm this has meant revitalizing the entire farm operation from orchard to farmhouses to barns.

Join us for an hour-long stroll through the historic core of the farm to learn more about the history of this beautiful and significant landscape. From its early days as an all purpose farm, to the construction of the oldest extant buildings in the 1840s, to the long 20th century stewardship under the Holbrook family, to the farm's current role as Vermont's premiere heirloom apple orchard, you'll see how Scott Farm has developed over the years while maintaining it's irreplaceable sense of place.

Advanced registration and tickets not required. Just show up ready to walk, share your Scott Farm story, and learn!

Scott Farm is an orchard business owned by The Landmark Trust USA, anon-profit whose mission is historic preservation, since 1995. The Farm specializes in growing heirloom fruit and is renowned nationwide for its spectacular collection of heirloom apple varieties. Scott Farm grows over 130 varieties of apples as well as plums, blueberries, peaches, pears, quince, nectarines, cherries, grapes, medlars and apricots, paw paws & persimmon and is EcoCertified™ by the IPM Institute of North America. The Farm Market&Café is open from August to Thanksgiving. The retail market sells the various apple varieties and fruits as well as freshly pressed apple cider, cider donuts, apple pies and more. You can also pick your own apples in season. At the café, you can taste Scott Farm’s own hard cider. Each year, peak harvest time is celebrated with Heirloom Apple Day on Columbus Day weekend. The Apple Barn is also a venue of choice for weddings, workshops and other celebrations. Scott Farm itself is an heirloom: all the old barns and outbuildings are in the National Register of Historic Places. The Landmark Trust USA manages four historic vacation rental properties around the farm. All four, including Naulakha, home of writer Rudyard Kipling, are available for overnight stays year round. Scott Farm is also home to the Stone Trust and their Stone Park where you can walk among an impressive collection of various hand crafted dry stone walls and sculptures.


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