Rockville Market Farm

Rockville Market Farm Friday Dinners

This is my second summer documenting Rockville Market Farm, in Starksboro, VT for their website. I photograph all that they do to produce beautiful vegetables, eggs, and meats for CSA shares, farmer’s markets and food purveyors. This summer they have started hosting First Friday dinners, too!

Last Friday night Rockville had their first clam boil, and it was fantastic! Great food, great festive atmosphere!

Jim Elias from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts brought up fresh steamers and littlenecks that he prepared in a big pot with vegetables and sausage and beer. Jim also made an amazing quahog chowder with Rockville’s potatoes and onions.

Jim's daughter Kaitlyn and her boyfriend Ben of Gadabout Farm are renting field space at Rockville this year, and they energetically helped prepare the feast.  The dinner included corn, tomato salad, arugula, beets, onions, potatoes, and andouille and chorizo sausage all from the farm.

Keenann wowed the crowd with her amazing chocolate zucchini cake. Everybody had a wonderful and fun food experience at the Farm!

Check out the Rockville Market Farm website and my 2012 gallery for more dinners and farming photos.

Farm to Table TV

Last week I was featured on WCAX, one of Burlington's local television newscasts.  They ran a series about Vermont photographers called "Capturing a Moment". My spot showcased my Farm to Table work and included my good friends at Rockville Market Farm in Starksboro.  We started by photographing egg collecting in the free range chicken coop and then we moved on to the kitchen where Keenann prepared an omelet.  I set up a small studio space in their kitchen to create the final image of the plated omelet.

I really enjoyed the experience with Gina Bullard and Joe Carroll of WCAX and the opportunity to share my work!

Springtime at Rockville Market Farm

I went to Rockville Market Farm in Starksboro last week to photograph Keenann Kuiper, who along with her husband Eric Rozendaal, own and operate the farm.  We have a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share with them and can’t wait to start receiving fresh, flavorful vegetables!

I found Keenann watering spring seedlings in one of the greenhouses, and then we visited the deluxe new chicken coop, home to 1,000 laying hens.  They are watched over carefully by Molly, their Maremma livestock guardian dog who lives right along with her wards.

I photographed Keenann with some of the hen’s eggs, fresh radishes just plucked from the greenhouse earth, and even a pineapple, although that’s not one of their crops!

We had a great time out in the sunlight with bright colors, daffodils and laughter!

Thanks Keenann!

 

 

Summer Portraits

Here are several portraits I've taken recently. First up is Becky Maden, the farm manager at the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington.

Julie Dunigan, a talented artist and great friend.

Edward Behr, the editor of The Art of Eating Magazine produced in Peacham, Vermont and recognized by food lovers around the world.

Sandra Vesterstein, owner of Pure Potential Coaching in Burlington, Vermont.

Kelly Ormond, a good friend and former resident of Vermont now residing in San Francisco.  We visited the Rockville Market Farm in Starksboro, Vermont.

Caroline Lehner and her mom Joanne at Lake Eden, Vermont.