Green Mountaineer Online: Farming
Farms have always been important in Vermont history. Read the journal of Porter Perrin to learn what it was like to live on a Vermont farm in 1874.
Vermonters used the land to grow food for their families.
- Lives Tied To the Land: Vermont Workers, Vermont Resources
- Take a Bite out of Vermont's Past
- A Garden from our Forefathers
- It's Sugaring Time
Farmers also sold products from their farms to make money or to trade at the general store.
- Farmer's Gold
- Counting Sheep
- The Grist Mill
- Noggins, Firkins, Piggins, and Kegs, Salt Pork, Peppermints, Gun Shot and Eggs
Don't forget about the animals!
Have you ever wondered how farmers built the huge barns that are still standing on Vermont farms today?
Sometimes the weather made it difficult for farmers to grow their crops.
Here are some farm activities to try at home or school:
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Vermont Historical Society. "Green Mountaineer Online: Farming." Vermont History Explorer. Accessed May 31, 2023. https://vermonthistoryexplorer.org/gmo-farming