Ploughgate Creamery to Reopen

The Vermont Land Trust has selected Marisa Mauro as the new farmer for the Bragg Farm in Fayston. Mauro plans to renew Ploughgate Creamery’s operation at the Bragg Farm and establish a small-scale, grass-based dairy farm that produces artisanal butter.

To be selected as the owner and steward of the Bragg Farm is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. As a farmer and Vermonter, I am so proud to be part of the Mad River Valley community. With this opportunity, I can't wait to get to work at the Bragg Farm with my family, friends and neighbors and contribute to our working landscape.


Marisa Mauro plans to operate Ploughgate Creamery
on the Bragg Farm.

The Bragg Farm has a long history as a dairy farm. First purchased by the Bragg family in the 1850s, it was one of The Valley’s early “hill farms” which produced a variety of goods including milk, strawberries, raspberries, potatoes, apples and maple syrup. The farm’s historic barn, built by the Braggs in 1909, has been widely photographed and recognized for its contribution to The Valley’s rural character.


Read the full article written by Lisa Loomis for details on this exciting news.