Last Resort Farm Bristol, VT
Located on the northeast corner of Addison County in Monkton, the 272 acre family farm was purchased by Sam Burr and Eugenie Doyle in 1986 from the Shattuck family who had been dairying there for 150 years. The Doyle-Burrs operated the farm as a conventional dairy until 1993 when low milk prices prompted them to sell the Jersey herd and re-imagine the farm as an organic hay and produce operation. After the 3-year transition period they became certified organic and quickly established a strong reputation for quality. In the winter of 2017, son Silas took over farm operations and now raises 80 to 90 acres of hay for sale, collects maple sap from 1,200 taps, grows 15 acres of small fruit, vegetables & cover crops, and sells eggs from a small flock of chickens. The farm operates an on site farmstand and a Farm Share program, retails at two local farmers markets, and wholesales to area schools, restaurants, and food stores in Burlington, Williston, Winooski and Bristol.