Cate Hill Orchard

Cate Hill Orchard 2018-08-28T13:49:06+00:00

THE STORY

Located in the beautiful and remote Northeast Kingdom, we are a small, diverse permaculture/organic family farm, with a 5 acre apple orchard; 45 milking ewes; 60 lambs; usually a couple of chickens and pigs; and a small apiary.  We sell most of our goods at the Capital City Farmers Market in Montpelier, depending on the season we might have:

  • certified organic apples, plums and sour cherries
  • farmstead sheep cheese
  • fresh raw organic apple cider and berry juices
  • apple cider vinegar
  • grass fed lamb, by the whole, half, or cuts
  • wool, yarn, and sheepskin rugs
  • honey – no chemicals or antibiotics used on our hives
  • animal fat salves made with 100% local ingredients

We are working towards a low input, perennial based agriculture, modeled after nature’s complexity, and where all enterprises are multi-purposed and connected.  Interspersed among our fruit trees are plantings of herbs and flowers, which act as pest confusers and homes to wild pollinators and other beneficial insects.

• THE BEES POLLINATE THE APPLES • THE APPLES FEED THE SHEEP • THE SHEEP FERTILIZE AND MOW THE ORCHARD •

LOCATION

Cate Hill Orchard

Josh Karp and Maria Schumann
697 Shadow Lake Road, Craftsbury Common, Vermont 05827

802-586-2059
info@catehillorchard.com

catehillorchard.com


Open to the public seasonally.
Cheese available for purchase on site.
Please Call Ahead.

OUR PRODUCTS

Sheep Skyr

The yogurt of the Vikings!

Brought to Iceland from Norway over 1000 years ago, skyr was traditionally made with sheep’s milk. Our sheep skyr is protein-rich and full of high-quality fats, made by hand from sheep’s milk in small batches.

Sheep’s milk from grass-fed ewes is one of the most nutritious milks available, and is naturally homogenized with small fat globules, making it easier to digest. Many people who have intolerance or sensitivity to cow’s milk find sheep’s milk to be much more easily digested. Compared to cow and goat milk, sheep’s milk has significantly more fats, calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals.

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