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The Farm Operators

Our two families work together to run all the aspects of the farm and educational programs at the farm. We produce a variety of healthy, nutritious and delicious food, as well as engage our community through music. We are passionate about food and community and have put together an assortment of ways for our neighbors, friends and community to engage with these passions!


April 15, 2011
Just moments after the birth of Annette.

The Bread and Butter Story - Episode 1
This is a collage of pics and videos from out first few months on the farm.

About Us

We are two families who have come together to create a community farm. We grow and raise a diverse selection of products that we believe are our staples for ourselves and the customers we serve. We are committed to raising and growing animals and plants in the most natural way we know, focusing on health from the soil up. We produce whole grain, naturally fermented German breads (baked on farm in our wood-fired oven), 100% grass-fed beef, and a diverse array of nutrient packed greens (year round).

Our farm store is open Monday through Saturday where we sell our veggies, bread, meats, maple syrup, eggs and other local products. Many of our customers enjoy coming for our products but also to visit with the animals, walk around the gardens, and just enjoy being on a working farm. We encourage customers to truly get to know the land, animals, plants, and farmers responsible for producing the healthy food they are eating!

In addition to running a productive, diverse farm, we are beginning to host community events. Corie and her partner Chris Dorman run a weekly Burger Night on Fridays in the summer season (May-Sept). This community event is a celebration of all that our farm has to offer - beef, veggies, bread. We sell a delicious and nutritious dinner plate of our own burgers and buns served with beautiful salads from the veggies grown right here at the farm. Additionally, we bring local musicians to provide fun, foot stomping entertainment. The weekly event has become a local staple of fun summer-time, quintessential Vermont activity to do in the Burlington area! Come on by!

Farm History

Bread & Butter Farm was started in October 2009. We purchased the farm from the Leduc Family who had put the farm into a conservation easement through the Vermont Land Trust. Our proposal to purchase the farm was chosen by the Land Trust in August of 2009 and they closed on the farm in September 2009.

The Leduc Family owned the farm for over 100 years prior to us. Until 2004, Maurice Leduc operated a dairy business at the farm. He had taken over the business from his father. Maurice and his 4 siblings all still live on Cheesefactory Road and provide us with constant support and guidance as they have taken over operations at the farm. Youíll likely see Maurice on his tractor helping us with projects around the farm. Any excuse to get Maurice on the tractor and he is usually up for it!

In 6 years we have continued to grown and evolve. Currently, we raise beef, grow veggies, bake bread, bring kids to the farm, and work with the UVM Farmer Training Program. We also host Mr. Chris's Music for Sprouts program - an amazing music and movement program for the littlest sprouts. Since May of 2010, we have been open for business!

Adam Wilson

Adam decided a few years back that he had to focus his farming and food interests on cows and bread. With four years of farming apprenticeship training and three years of bread baking experience under his belt, he traveled to Germany in the winter of 2007, where he studied traditional bread baking techniques, dairy cow husbandry, and cheese making. Returning home, he built two bread ovens in two years, selling bread first at the Norwich Farmerís Market, and then the Burlington Farmerís Market.

Adam's focus is managing the bakery and pasture management.

Corie Pierce

Corie began farming as a teenager in New Hampshire on Barkerís Farm in Stratham, NH. It was supposed to be just a summer job, but she fell in love with the work Ė growing food, being outdoors, running a family business, interacting with the community, the teamwork to run a successful farm, etc. She knew it would become part of her livelihood eventually! She also loved teaching and working with kids and people. So, the vision of a community farm that also engaged people by sharing with them where food comes from and connecting people back to the food they are eating and how it is produced became a goal for her.

After a wonderful stint in Michigan co-managing and teaching at the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm, Corie moved back home to New England with her partner, Chris Dorman, and their son Henry, to begin their farm.

Corie's focus is growing the veggies on the farm, managing the Burger Nights and other farm events, as well as all the farm educational programs.

Chris Dorman

Corieís partner, Chris Dorman, is a folk musician and runs Music For Sprouts, a music and movement program for the littlest of the little sprouts - ages 0-3. His program runs in 8 week sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring)in our cozy bakery on non-bake days. He loves playing, singing and dancing with the kiddos and their families! He also focuses on the littlest of the littles in the summer at our weekly burger nights where he does a kids set each week as well as the epic kid's parade, where kids are known to march through the kale patch and munch on kale! (Much to many parents surprise....)

His work is rooted in community building. The farm is the perfect place for Chris to conduct his programming and engage folks of all ages in music and dancing!

Chris runs his music and movement program called "Music for Sprouts" from the farm. He teaches several classes every week to the little ones. There is more information at his website: www.musicforsprouts.com.

Visit Mister Chris & Friends

I'll Carry You from Mister Chris on Vimeo.

Mailing List

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Farm Store


We are open:
Monday through Saturday
9am - 6pm


In our farm store we sell seasonal veggies grown on the farm, fresh baked breads, eggs from our farm and other local farms, our grass-fed ground beef and other cuts, maple syrup and more! Come check it out! We currently are featuring our spinach, cilantro, kale, herbs, and scallions as well as root crops and other seasonal vegetables! The local Shiitake mushrooms and ginger are incredible!

Winter CSA

Winter Veggie Shares and Grass Fed Beef Shares are NOW AVAILABLE!

Designed for families who'd like to eat locally and eat well on a budget.

We've grown and gathered just the delicious standard farm fresh items you can't live without. In other words the "Bread & Butter" of your family's kitchen!

There are a limited number of shares available so we encourage you to act fast.

Happy Holidays!!

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Bread & Butter

Stay tuned for information about our 2016 camps and year-round program! Coming soon!!

Camp Bread and Butter is a week-long journey through the world of farming, cooking, outdoor survival skills, crafts, archery, and epic group games. We are located on a magical farm situated between the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. At Camp Bread and Butter youíll have the chance to see what its like to spend your days during some of our busiest summer weeks.
Maybe youíre totally psyched to be outside, get dirty and make great friends or maybe youíre curious about life on a farm and what itís like to live with the land. Perhaps youíre someone who loves to build fires, forts, and fairy houses, or maybe you like to work hard and get dirty with the animals and vegetables. Whoever you might be, Camp Bread and Butter is a place for you to come try your hand at something new and practice the things you love to do most!

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Burger Night

This is where is all comes together!! Our passions intersect at Burger Night - a community event where we grill up our own 100% Grass-fed Beef Burgers served on buns baked right with fresh salads from our own organic greens and veggies!

Music for Sprouts

Our unique music and movement program is held at the farm!

Children and families connect to the land and each other through musical expression.

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