Monday, July 25, 2011

Vendor Profile: Cob Hill

Cob Hill is a co-housing community in Hartland, VT that is the home of Cedar Mountain Farm. Kerry Gawalt and Stephen Leslie of Cedar Mountain Farm raise local meat and grow a wide variety of delicious vegetables without using pesticides. On the farm there are Fjord draft horses that help with plowing, moving stones, haying, and more. The horses are a great alternative to tractors and are a part of a more ecological way of farming that Cedar Mountain embraces.

Just last week, the Cob Hill booth was offering rainbow chard, green beans, carrots, garlic, scallions, beets, kale, snap peas, herbs, and potatoes. If you're in the mood for a steak or hamburger, you'll find local meat at the Cob Hill booth, too. Try the beef sausages. Delicious!

A special treat is the Cob Hill cheese for sale at their booth. The cheese is made from their Jersey cow milk, which is rich and quite delicious. I am a big fan of their alpine cheese, Mt. Ascutney. Want a taste? Stop by the booth and ask for a sample.

There are more treasures awaiting you at the Cob Hill booth including maple syrup, beautiful cards with photographs by Carla Kimball, A Little Farm Story by Jay Mead and homemade treats.

You can find the Cob Hill booth at the Hartland Farmer's Market every Friday. To learn more about joining the Cedar Mountain Farm CSA, just stop by the booth and ask to speak to Kerry. We're so lucky to have Cob Hill and their amazing local products at the Hartland Farmers' Market.

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