The Hub on the Hill works with the farmers and small food businesses of the Adirondack-North Country region to transform the region's bounty of fresh produce into food products. Our community space and retail market offers the Hub on the Hill and our other partners products, as well as information about local farms, producers, and food-related businesses.
The Middlebury Natural Foods Cooperative is a democratic, member-owned cooperative committed to providing healthy, competitively priced foods; encouraging ecologically sound and healthful patterns of production and consumption; and responding to members' needs accordingly.
Plant Spirit Fibers, born out of a deep love for plants and color and realizing the healing power they contain, is a farm that specializes in plants used for natural dyeing. Farmers Jennifer and Zac create plant spirit inspired fiber art, infuse textiles with plant spirit medicine, and dye and print fiber with plants. Their outdoor studio is where they do the processing and dye work, and in the summer, offer classes in plant dye and fiber arts. In addition to plants for food and medicine, the Plant Spirit Fibers farm is home to dairy and fiber goats, chickens, a cat, and a dog.
Retreat Farm, Ltd. is restoring and repurposing one of Vermont’s leading historic farmsteads as a center for education, recreation, farming, processing, markets and events — where people connect to the land and each other.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit education organization inspiring learning for a sustainable future. It is located on a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark along the shores of Lake Champlain, on what is ancestral Abenaki land.
For the past 28 years, The Farm Between (TFB) has been owned and operated by John and Nancy Hayden as a perennial production farm managed with an ecological mindset. The farm encompases multiple small orchards with polycultures of fruits and berries, a large flower meadow, 5 hoop houses, and a historic house and barn. Sterling College was granted an incredible opportunity to steward and advance the legacy and vision of the farm through its next phase, as the Haydens entered retirement during the fall of 2020.