ShakeyGround Farm was established in 2008. The farm started with 8 registered Icelandic sheep and a few bee hives. That fall, ground was broken on their first large garden, kicking off production of mixed vegetables. Since then the farm has only continued to expand. The first of 3 30'x48' hoop houses was built in the spring of 2014, followed by a second that fall, and a third in November 2015. In the summer of 2017 their produce was certified organic by Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF).
From the beginning, they have held themselves to a very high standard in all they do. The farm itself is a living organism that is managed holistically to improve the quality of life for all its participants. This includes the farm family and customers, but also the animals they raise, the bees they keep, and the soil that helps them produce these great products.
Today their largest output is certified organic produce. While their flock size has decreased over time, they raise 10-15 Icelandic sheep at a time. They are 100% grass-fed, pastured through the summer, and provide meat and fiber. The sheep cohabitate with the farm's three original guardian lamas. On the pasture adjacent to the sheep are laying hens. Each summer, they add in a few rounds of meat birds to keep freezers stocked with whole chickens throughout the winter.