Westlands Farm

South Royalton, VT
450 acres
50 milking cows

Long history

Westlands Farm goes back to 1867 and David is a fifth-generation farmer who grew up on the farm he and his wife, Peggy, now run with the help of their son, Luther. The farm was originally two different, neighboring farms purchased by the two West brothers. The farms eventually merged, and the farm came into the family after a West daughter married an Ainsworth, but Westlands it remains.

Farm Stand
It’s very satisfying to be involved in so many ways. We're part of this community, and we live that everyday.

Serious service

Peggy was an elementary school teacher for 30 years and regularly brought classes to the farm to learn about where their food comes from. She was also a firefighter in the town for six years, and serves on the town select board. David serves in the Vermont State House as a representative and has also been the town moderator. Contributing in these ways comes naturally to the Ainsworths. “We love dairy farming and we love Vermont, says Peggy.

 

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