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What’s In Season?

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Spring

Come spring, maple season is in full swing.  Our family has been producing maple sugarhousesyrup for five generations since 1871.  In 1993, Mike’s father, David, built a new sugarhouse which is open to visitors.  Our current sugaring system is a state-of-the-art design reverse-osmosis system that is powered entirely from renewable energy.  We cut wood from our farm to boil the sap, and solar panels behind the farmstead generate electricity to run the pumps and lights.  Sugaring season generally ends around the beginning of April, but our maple syrup is available year-round on our online store and on the farm.

Spring is also the time when our neighbors sign up for Community Garden Plots.  We encourage our neighbors to grow their own vegetables and experience more time at our farm.  If you live in Vermont and would like to garden at our farm in Williston, call Mike at 802-872-1525.

Summer

Wedding Example

Host an event: Summer is a great time to enjoy our newly renovated barn which is well suited for weddings and special events.  For more information on the barn and to view photos, follow the link to our barn page.

pyo signPick-Your-Own berries: Our berry fields, established in 2003, include early and mid-summer-ripening blueberries, and summer and fall raspberries.  Self-serve berry picking is avialable from dawn until dusk.  Quart and pint containers are provided.

  • Blueberries- early July and August
  • Summer Raspberries- July
  • Fall Raspberries- September and October

Farm stand: Another much anticipated summertime treat is our incredible sweet corn, available in August.  Freshly picked ears are easily accessible at our conveniently located, self-serve roadside stand.

baby calves 004Farm recreation: Stop by the farm to see our baby calves!  Petting the calves and participating in a naming contest are always popular with kids, as is “driving” the chicken tractor that houses the pullets.  You can also spend the day hiking the 1.3 mile Oak View Hill Hiking Trail that includes a beautiful pond and wooded knoll with wonderful views of Mt. Mansfield.  When the Ishams conserved the farm in 2002 with the Vermont Land Trust, they donated a trail easement to the Town of Williston which now maintains the trail.  Picnic tables are scattered around the property for use by guests.

Fall

Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins: Come fall,sunflower maze two acres of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, are ready to be picked by eager children and their families.  Pumpkins are sold according to size, not weight.

Corn and sunflower mazes: Come get lost and enjoy the outdoors at Isham Family Farm in the fall.  The corn and sunflower maze is generally open in late September, but feel free to call and make sure.

wagon rideTractor-Drawn Hay Rides: Fifth generation farmer and owner, Mike Isham, is often available to give tractor-drawn hay rides to school groups and to pumpkin pickers.  Advance arrangements can be made for group visits to the farm by contacting Mike at 802-872-1525.

 

 

Winter

xmas tree snowCome December, our Christmas Tree Farm is abuzz with families who select and cut their own trees.  Plan to come early in the season for the best selection.  Handmade balsam wreaths are also available at the farm.

The end of winter is also the beginning of maple season, generally around late February.