Celebrating the Women Behind Our Food


It's no surprise that Vermont is a national leader for women in farming. In our state, 22% of primary farm operators are women, while nationally the rate is about 14%. 

We're proud to say that the farmers and food makers who provide food for the Intervale Food Hub are well ahead of the state. Over 1/3 of the farms and businesses we work with are owned by women! Even better, 3/4 of Intervale Food Hub farmers and food makers employ women who work in all areas of food production.

Intervale Food Hub women farmers and food makers pictured above:

  • Jessica Sanford of Adam's Berry Farm
  • Hilary Martin, co-owner of Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm
  • Kristan Doolan, owner of Does' Leap Farm
  • Aly Martelle of Intervale Community Farm
  • Beth Whiting, owner of Maple Wind Farm
  • Marisa Mauro, owner of Ploughgate Creamery
  • Julie Rubaud, owner of Red Wagon Plants
  • Nancy Hayden of The Farm Between

Intervale Food Hub women farmers and food makers who are not pictured:

  • Rachel Schattman, owner of Bella Farm and Bella Pesto
  • Anne Lazor and Christine Lazor of Butterworks Farm
  • Andrea Scott of Champlain Orchards
  • Judith Irving and Callie Hastings of Fat Toad Farm
  • Hannah Noel, owner of Health Hero Island Farm
  • Eliza Cain of Red Hen Baking Company
  • Cheryl Cesario of Meeting Place Pastures
  • Debora Wickart of Mt. Mansfield Creamery
  • Jane Sorensen, owner of of River Berry Farm
  • Keenann Rozendaal of Rockville Market Farm
  • Kate Turcotte, Cheese Operations Manager at Shelburne Farms
  • Sarah Lyons, owner of Square Deal Farm
  • Anne Tisbert and Becky Tisbert of Valley Dream Farm
  • Nathalie Feldman of Well Dressed Greens

...And the amazing family and crew members of so many of our farms - you rock!