Bella Farm was started at Burlington's Intevale in 2009. We are located in Monkton Vermont, where we grow organic herbs and vegetables on the rich soils of the Champlain valley. We believe that soil is the cornerstone to a sustainable food system.Through cover cropping and rotational planting we carefully manage for ultimate soil health. In addition to careful land stewardship, we also believe in contributing to our community. We do our part to make sure that local food is available and accessible to all.
Our mission is three fold:
Bella Farm has been owned and operated by Rachel Schattman since 2009.
Hannah Aitken is back for her third season at Bella. Her expertise includes greenhouse management, transplanting, and harvest and post-harvest quality control. Hannah is managing Bella's first ever Community Supported Agriculture project this year. Hannah came to us after completing her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont, where she looked at Farm-to-School programs and worked with Huntington schools to design a curriculum around school gardens.
Faren Worthington is in her first season at Bella. Faren comes to us from Massachusetts, though she has lived in Vermont for the past several years. She is interested in many things, including rice production in the Northeast. Her senior capstone at the University of Vermont looked at rice varieties appropriate for cultivation in Vermont's climate.