Woodnotch Farm

Shoreham, VT
1,250 acres
300 milking cows

Stop and enjoy the view

Farmers don’t have a lot of extra minutes to stop and smell the rosesor enjoy the viewbut every so often Loren Wood makes time. From certain spots on the family’s farm, he explains, you can see Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks in one direction and the Green Mountains in the other. “You’ve just got to take a moment and look at it all. I’m the luckiest son of a gun in the world,” he reflects, “that view and seeing my boys every day and my grandkids, too.”

Farm Stand
Views are spectacular from the farm.
The best crop of all: grandkids!
Any time you can get people onto farms to see where their food comes from, it’s good.
- Loren Wood

“Doing our part”

The boys have also produced a beautiful next-generation crop of grandchildren, who are lucky enough to go to grandma daycare. The older ones are already showing cows at the county fair but, in recognition that other kids are at least a step removed from farming, Loren has also participated in a farmer pen pal program. “Those kids ask the darndest questions about the animals and about the lake,” Loren says. “We’re all in this state looking to keep this lake clean. We’re going to do our part.”

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