Our 560 acre farm is located in Chittenden, Vermont and has been in the Baird family for four generations. Bonnie and Robert Baird own and operate the farm today. In addition to producing maple syrup, we raise dairy replacement heifers on our farm.

Robert’s grandparents, Sara and Ralph Baird, both grew up on farms on our road. In 1918 they purchased our farm from Sara’s sister and brother-in-law. Their son Richard took over operation in the 1940’s and ran the farm until 1979 when we purchased the property. Our two daughters, Averie and Jenna, are the fourth generation on this farm.

Maple syrup was produced here even before the Bairds moved to the property. When Sara and Ralph began farming they milked cows and made butter that was sold door-to-door in nearby Rutland. As the dairy herd grew, milk was sold into the Boston market and later to our local Cabot cheese plant. The milking cows were sold in 1996 and, since that time, maple syrup has been our primary crop.

We are pleased that the Vermont Land Trust has permanently protected the land that our family has worked on for so many years. This means that our land will always be available for agriculture in the future.