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Farm a dormant gem

Officials discuss Fay Mountain options

Fay Mountain Farm, which has not been commercially operated since August 2007 is the subject of restoration discussions. Ryan Grannan-Doll. (click for larger version)
September 02, 2009
CHARLTON — Town officials are taking the first steps toward possibly restoring Fay Mountain Farm, which has lain dormant for two years.

Conservation Commission officials, who oversee the site, and representatives of the Urban Farmers Agriculture Academy (UFAA) plan to tour the farm, a town-owned 65-acre site on Cemetery Road, together and start hashing out a plan for the UFAA to operate the site.

The UFAA, which runs Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center in East Thetford, Vt. in partnership with a foundation, as a community supported agricultural center, has proposed restoring the site in the same fashion. The Fay Mountain site would serve as a place to consolidate the UFAA's current operations, which including its one-acre site in Spencer.

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