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Kestrel Farm Gallery

Westminster, Vermont

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Located in southern Vermont on the banks of the Connecticut River, Kestrel Farm grows a large variety of vegetables for wholesale to the Boston area and other areas of New England. Tom and Merrilee Harlow manage the field and packing operations. Kestrel Farm also has an impressive farm stand with a small café on the local highway that passes the farm.


A large field of lettuce with red and green leaf varieties

Beds formed on Connecticut River silt loam in preparation for parsnips.

Tom Harlow checks the tilth of his soil.

A hoop house with tomato transplants and geraniums.

A tine harrow used for field cultivation.

A small tractor with basket weeders is used in weed management.

A winter squash field in full swing at midseason. Winter squash is a major crop at Kestrel Farm.

Graded winter squash for storage and market

Parsnips are another major crop at New Leaf farm.

Pumpkins outside the farm stand in early autumn.

A combine harvester is used to harvest cover crop seed on-farm.