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.

Farmers also sold products from their farms to make money or to trade at the general store.

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 July 23, 2024.

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