About the Farm

Bella Farm was started at Burlington's Intervale 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

Our mission is three fold:

  1. To continuously seek information, knowledge and experiences that help us improve our ability to care for our land and community. 
  2. To manage our land in a way that ensures the future health and vitality of the soil.
  3. To actively work against hunger in Vermont by making sure that food that is available and accessible to all members of our community, and by supporting the efforts of other farms and organizations that seek to do the same. 

Who's on our crew in 2015

Rachel Schattman: Bella Farm has been owned and operated by Rachel Schattman since 2009.  Rachel grew up in Vermont, and is happy to now be settled in Addision Co. She loves greens, fresh carrots, and working outside.  Rachel is also a PhD candidate at the University of Vermont in the Department of Plant and Soil Science, where she works on issues related to climate change, agriculture, and food security. 

Samantha Rothberg: This is Sam's first season at Bella Farm. Sam hails from Colorful Colorado and uses her naturally gifted cowgirl skills to wrangle veggies like any great farmer does. Sam has been farming for the past few years, taking in the gift that is the Vermont summer. She enjoys cooking, the sun, morning coffee, bicycles, rivers, and learning all she can about this crazy planet we call Earth.

Blake Hoberman: Bio coming soon!

We are excited to have such a great crew for the 2014 season!

Sam Rothberg