AAA 4 Diamond Lodging in Manchester Vermont Manchester Vermont Bed & Breakfast
Friend us on Facebook

Vermont Farms and Farmers Markets
Manchester Vermont Area Attractions Inn at Ormsby Hill B&B

Family Farms, Agriculture, and Pastoral Landscapes are abundant throughout the State of Vermont. Vermont's abundance of farmland is popularly captured in the postcard images of cows grazing in the sweet green rolling fields. Vermont is well known for many aspects of its farm community: maple syrup, fine cheeses, pastoral landscapes, Morgan horses, family farms, and innovative, responsible practices. Farms and farmers are a huge part of the Vermont landscape and economy. For more, visit

Nearly a million and a half acres of Vermont land are in agriculture, sustaining the pastoral landscape that has made Vermont famous. Dairying is the primary farm industry in Vermont, producing approximately half the milk consumed in New England. Vermont is America's largest producer of maple syrup and also produces substantial crops of Macintosh apples, potatoes, eggs, honey, vegetables, Christmas trees, lumber, pulp wood, and green house nursery products. Vermont has always been known for its natural beauty. In a state where billboards are illegal, you would expect the landscape to be dominant. It takes an army of lawn and garden experts to keep Vermont's public and private property looking its very best. From mowing and snow plowing to garden design and large construction landscaping projects, landscapers help keep Vermont's spectacular beauty alive.

Mad Tom Orchard

2615 Mad Tom Road
East Dorset, Vermont

Sylvia and Tom Smith began to restore the Mad Tom Orchard in 1999. Planted in 1940 by the Parsons family, the orchard was purchased by Tom’s dad in 1962, and run for many years as a commercial orchard, then as pick-your-own.

Loss of the airplane spray service forced the orchard to close in 1997. We now have pruned over 100 of the best old trees and planted 1,200 new trees bringing eight acres back into production.

The old trees are big and beautiful, and are all McIntosh and Cortland, two premier New England varieties. The new ones include more of these two old favorites plus Gingergold, Zestar, Sansa, Gala, Honeycrisp, Macoun, Empire, Golden Delicious, Northern Spy, and Jonagold. Fruit is available on the old trees and the new trees as well.

The mountains around us provide the views, the refreshing breezes, and a perfect spot to enjoy autumn in Vermont.

Taylor Farms

825 Route 11
Londonderry, VT

Taylor Farm is located in the heart of Southern Vermont, nestled among the mountains and numerous ski areas.

Taylor Farm is Vermont's only Gouda producer, handcrafting raw milk, farmstead cheeses. Our award winning artisanal cheeses are full of the fresh, sweet milk flavor and a strict devotion to high quality that can be created.

Taylor Farm is committed to sustainable agriculture. We rotationally graze our pastures and we fertilize our hay fields naturally. Our cows are never treated with growth hormones. Taylor Farm cheeses are sold at the farm, on our web site and in fine markets throughout the eastern United States.

Make plans to stop by any time of the year. We're always here!

Hathaway Farm

741 Prospect Hill Road
Rutland, VT


The farm has been in our family for three generations (so far), since 1942. Prior to this, the Osgood family owned the farm for five generations. They raised “lots” of potatoes here & in fact were known as the Potato Kings of Vermont! They also were one of the largest maple producers in Vermont.

Our family built and ran a dairy farm here until 1986. Since then, we have raised beef cows and have continued to produce maple syrup here since first buying the farm. Come see for yourself remnants of its old potato days where the scales were set up and there is handwriting on the walls!

On the way to the farm, there are 3 bridges you may encounter along your journey, one of them being a 4-way bridge. You may happen to visit this one more than once! Then there’s the Grassy Knoll, a little field inside the maze where you can sit and relax in the Adirondack chairs and soak in the beautiful mountain views OR you can roll down the hill like all the kids do. Either way, this area is always a hit! We also have 2 huge tractor tires somewhere in there which double as a great place to sit down and ponder your next move!

The barn and farmhouse are on the National Historic Registry

Earth Sky Time Farm

1547 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT

Earth Sky Time is a small organic farm and wood fired bakery in Manchester, Vermont. We are Bonnie and Oliver Levis and we are part of an amazing community of friends, interns, CSA members, and local eaters. We enjoy the hands on nature of working with food. We hear so much these days about restoring local food sovereignty and breaking free from the corporate stronghold on supermarket shelves. Well, here we are, happy people in a big house on a hill, feeding our little corner of the planet!

As our family has grown, so has our business. In 2011 we built our bakery and our Llopis oven. We now sell our produce, bread, VT Goldburgers, and Hoomoos at 4 local farmers markets, through our CSA, numerous co-ops, stores and restaurants in the area, and directly from the farm.

Thanks to our friends for supplying the Inn at Ormsby Hill with wonderful bakery products fresh everyday!

Vermont Butcher Shop

4764 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT

We source from local farms in Vermont, and the surrounding area, that feed their animals what nature intended, and give them plenty of clean water and fresh air.

Our butcher customers are learning that environmentally friendly and ethical meat choices like grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and humanely-raised chicken are healthier and better tasting. Animals that eat naturally occurring, nutrient rich foods, and are treated well during their lives, are more flavorful than industrial meats from the supermarket.

Dutton Berry Farm

Route 11/30
Manchester, VT

Whether it is fresh farmer-grown fruits and vegetables, cider, maple syrup, or plants, you’ll enjoy visiting a true Vermont farm experience with lots of locally made products!

We are proud of our farmer-grown products. We offer a complete line of fruits and vegetables, gifts, flowers, unique foods, Dutton-made fudge, and many other interesting locally-made products.
Dutton Berry Farmstands

The Dutton Berry Farmstands on Route 30 in Newfane, Route 11/30 in Manchester, and Route 9 in West Brattleboro, Vermont are well known for their Vermont grown produce and other unique local products.

Cloudland Farm

1101 Cloudland Road
North Pomfret, VT

Set in the pastoral hills of Pomfret, Vermont, Cloudland Farm offers visitors an authentic farm experience. The spectacular views on the four-mile drive up the scenic Cloudland Road are just the beginning.
At the farm, visitors are free to take photographs of Emmons Family the farmland and any of the animals that may be in view. This may include our black Angus cattle and calves, horses, laying hens, Cornish-cross meat chickens, turkeys, the barn cats or the pigs. For those who enjoy hiking, the Appalachian Trail runs through the farm property and is open to hikers every day of the year.

If you would like to take something home with you from the farm, the Cloudland Farm Market offers for sale Cloudland’s delicious natural Angus beef steaks, ground beef, roasts, beef sausages, beef jerky, pastured pork, and pickles. The Farm Market also offers local maple syrup, local cheeses, Vermont teas, Vermont sodas, and handmade goat's milk soaps, as well as an assortment of cookbooks. The farm market is open on Wednesdays from 10 to 3 and on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 to 5.

Sugarbush Farm

591 Sugarbush Farm Road
Woodstock, VT

The Sugarbush Farm family is famous for its excellent waxed cheeses and Pure Vermont Maple Syrup made here on our hillside farm.

You are invited to visit our 4 season farm attraction located in Central Vermont. Savor the free samples of 14 varieties of cheese, Pure Vermont Maple Syrup and Vermont made foods. You can learn about maple syrup making with the sugar house tour, walk the nature trail to see the sugar maple trees, make friends with the farm animals and enjoy the lovely views, visit with real farmers.

If you can't make it to the farm, we invite you to order our fabulous products on line.  We offer same day shipping and guaranteed satisfaction from a family farm with 60 years of mail order experience.

Merck Forest and Farm Center

3270 Route 315
Rupert, VT

Merck Forest and Farmland Center (MFFC) is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission to teach and to demonstrate the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland. MFFC is composed of 3,162 acres and includes a 3,100 acre managed forest, a certified-organic sugaring operation and a 62-acre farm. We offer on-site demonstrations, apprenticeships, workshops, and school programs as well as recreational and volunteer opportunities. These offerings allow visitors to connect with MFFC's farm and forest through meaningful experiences with this working landscape.

Visit the farm, venture into the forest or stay overnight in a rustic cabin or lean-to. With over thirty miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding, MFFC has a multitude of recreational opportunities. Please stop by the Visitor Center to learn more about MFFC's activities and land use. Our certified organic pure Vermont maple syrup and other farm and forest products may be purchased at our Visitor Center or our Online Store.

MFFC is open to the public year round, 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. There is no admission fee. MFFC is community-supported through donations, membership fees, cabin rentals and MFFC product sales.

Book Now Or call (800) 670-2841

top of page

AAA 4 Diamond Award Member B&B 4 Diamond Award Select Registry Trip Advison Award 2016

1842 Main Street · Manchester Center, VT 05255 · · 802.362.1163
Innkeepers MaryAnn and Jack Orlando

© Inn at Ormsby Hill All Rights Reserved

Friend us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Instagram Ormsby Blog