Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm in Burlington, Vermont
Providing Certified Organic Vegetables and Herbs to the Intervale Food Hub
Located right here in the Intervale, Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm was founded in 1992 and currently encompasses 10 acres of land, and is collectively run by four farmers: Dylan Zeitlyn, Elango Dev, Hayden Boska & Hilary Martin. Under the collective model, all farm members have an equal voice in farm decisions. They are committed to using organic practices and cover cropping rotations for healthy soils, and grow over 25 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs to sell locally.
"The Diggers," as they are often affectionately called, have a mission to feed people who live in the Burlington area. To increase access to fresh veggies for Burlington residents, Diggers' Mirth has a mobile Veggie Truck which stops at various locations in the Old North End. They they also helped to found the Old North End Farmers Market.
Diggers' Mirth Collective Farm is one of the longest-standing independent organic farms in the Intervale - they've been here almost as long as the Intervale Center (which was founded in 1988)!