ABOUT CLAY HILL FARM

AN HISTORIC PROPERTY
An historic landmark, Clay Hill Farm is conveniently located on Clay Hill Road, just outside of Quechee Village, in North Hartland, VT. The original farmhouse and main barn were built in the late 1700s, and the farm was operated as a dairy by Gladys and Kendal Adams until the 1960s. When the Crosbys purchased the property in 1985 they began restoring the original farmhouse and post and beam 100 x 30’ barn with its gunstock beams, mortise and tenon joinery, five-sided ridge pole, slate roof, and four cupolas. They have since reclaimed and reseeded the fields, fenced 70 of their 95 acres, and added pole barns and run-in sheds. In the early 1990’s they started their herd with 12 Black Angus cows and now maintain a herd of 70-90 animals to include 25 brood cows, their calves, and a registered Red Angus bull, plus another 25-40 feeder cattle purchased off the farm.

A FAMILY FARM
Owner Guy Crosby, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, has been farming in Vermont since 1976. He serves on the Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance (CRWFA) to promote the importance of environmental health of the Connecticut River watershed in Vermont and New Hampshire. His daughter, Rebecca, is a senior at Hanover High School and his son Peter, a graduate of University of Vermont, is a GIS mapping coordinator for Mountain Hub in Park City, Utah. Neighbor and friend, Mike Finley helps on the farm weekends and as needed.

CONSERVED WITH THE VERMONT LAND TRUST
The 95- acre property was conserved with the Vermont Land Trust in 1985. The conservation easement ensures that the property will forever remain in agricultural use and can never be sold for development.

BLACK ANGUS BEEF, PASTURE-RAISED PORK, SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS & HAY

Clay Hill Farm produces grass-fed, corn-finished Black Angus beef, pasture-raised pork and shiitake mushrooms in season, as well as hay, when available, in square and round bales. Clay Hill Farm’s all-natural meats are free of antibiotics, artificial hormones and genetically modified organisms.