Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm

Dylan Zeitlyn, Elango Dev, S’ra De Santis, Hilary Martin, & Hayden Boska: vegetables, fruit, herbs

phone: (802) 324-5962

Diggers' Mirth was founded in 1992 and currently has five members farming 15 acres. This is a worker-owned and operated farm. The name Diggers' Mirth was derived from a British agrarian collective that operated in the mid-1600s. The original Diggers reclaimed abandoned land to grow food for themselves and the poor. All collective members taking part in the farm have an equal voice in its operation.

Each year Diggers' Mirth cultivates approximately 2/3 of the field and cover crops the other portion to ensure soil regeneration, growing over 40 types of certified organic vegetables and fruits. Their most popular and focus crops are mesclun and carrots. The Diggers sell to City Market, Healthy Living, American Flatbread, Mirabelles, Sugarsnap, and Trattoria Delia. Additionally, they attend the Burlington Downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays, 8:30-2:30, and the Old North End Farmers Market on Tuesdays 3-6:30.