main page 1The FEAST Farm is a no-till garden run by Montpelier's Community Services Department. We grow fresh, healthy produce for our food-insecure neighbors. Its produce is distributed through the Montpelier Senior Activity Center's FEAST Senior Meals program, the Montpelier Food Pantry, and the Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools Backpack Program. 

The farm's food is grown primarily by volunteers, farm campers, and high schoolers through the Montpelier Youth Conservation Corps. To date, we have grown over 6,500 pounds of produce. Thus far, Feast Farm has been completely grant- and donation-funded. We rely on the support of the community to continue doing this good work!

FEAST Farm Journal

  1. September 2020
  2. October 2020
  3. January 2021

Submitted by Jacqueline Huettenmoser, Parks Supervisor and FEAST Farm Manager: Montpelier's Community Services staff gathered early on Monday morning at the FEAST Farm to prepare for the farm tour. We spent the morning tidying up the space, even though we were expecting fewer than ten participants. The busy season has come and gone, and in its wake were scattered tools, tarps lain out and forgotten, and materials cluttered beneath the shed roof for protection from the recent rain. It wasn't long before the farm looked tidier than it had in months. While staff put things in order, our high school crew, the Montpelier Youth Conservation Corps, was busy planting garlic. Mid-October is the perfect time to tuck cloves of garlic into the soil. These won't be harvested until mid-summer next year, exemplifying our dedication to the farm for another growing season. By 10 am all the garlic was in the ground and people began to arrive for the farm tour... and more and more kept arriving! We were elated to greet a total of thirty people who were interested in learning more about what we were up to at FEAST Farm. It was such a joy to share the season's journey with these folks, and I look forward to hosting more community events there.