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We are the current stewards of a 50 acre parcel of land in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, just 15 miles south of our border with Quebec where we live and farm. Between our fields and greenhouses we have about 3 acres in cultivation and 15 acres of pasture. We grow a wide range of cut flowers, supplying local florists and regional floral wholesalers. We specialize in the seed production of rare varieties of sweet peas. We also raise beef and pork on pasture for retail sale and chicken and eggs for homestead use. 
 

Thomas McCurdy. Thomas is a chef and occasional TV personality (you may have seen him on Food Network's Chopped Sweets or FOX's Crime Scene Kitchen Season 1). After six years operating a successful & multifaceted bakery operation, he has hung up his apron (for now) in order to spend more time on the farm and devote his energies to overseeing the business end of Ardelia Farm & Co. Together with Bailey, Thomas puts on a number of brunch and dinner events on the farm throughout the season. Check out the Events page for more information.

Bailey Hale. Bailey began gardening when he was six years old and never looked back. He interned at Longwood Gardens after earning his degree in horticulture from the University of Kentucky, then went on to partner in a critically acclaimed floral and event design firm in Philadelphia (he was also a professional opera singer for ten years). Bailey learned early on that the cool VT climate is well suited for the production of sweet peas all season long, and is thrilled to now be devoting the majority of his efforts to the production and preservation of top quality sweet pea seed.


  Ardelia Farm is not open to the public and cannot accommodate drop-by visitors. 

Press

7 Days  -   Christian Science Monitor   -   VPR   -   7 Days  -   7 Days   -   State 14   -   Slow Flowers  -   Edible Green Mountains   -  The Guardian  -  Modern Farmer  -   Urban Exodus   -   Free People  -  VPR   -   US Weekly   -   Grid 

About Ardelia

"My grandmother, Ardelia Roggenkamp Moore (1915-2013), was one of the warmest and most hospitable women you could have ever had the fortune of knowing. It was from her, while on childhood visits to her farm, that I developed my love of flowers and passion for gardening. She was an excellent cook who took great joy in feeding her family and neighbors. She graciously remembered her grandchildren in her passing, assisting Thomas and me in realizing our dream of buying a farm of our own. We thought it only fitting that we name our farm in honor of Ardelia, and strive to keep her memory and spirit alive in everything we do."   -Bailey