The Angell Family – White Rock Farm – Randolph, Vermont
White Rock Farm sits at the end of a dirt road, cradled between rolling fields wrapped by the surrounding forest of maple trees. It really doesn't get more idyllic. The farm has been in our family since 1791 - the same year Vermont was founded.
Janet is the seventh generation of her family raised on this picturesque Vermont hill farm. Tim grew up near the VT School of Agriculture (now VT Tech) and loved hanging around the dairy barn. In 1988, Tim and Janet took over the family farm to continue the farming tradition.
Their sons Matt and Joe are now working with them and together they manage the herd of registered Jerseys, sawmill and maple syrup operation. With some little ones around, the ninth generation is now enjoying time at the family farm and in the sugarhouse.
We tap about 1200 maple trees on our farm. The land all slopes in toward the farm which works well for gravity flow. We don’t use vacuum pumps or reverse osmosis, and we fire with wood and boil the maple syrup over open pans. It’s about as traditional as it gets.
- The Angell Family
(better pictures coming soon!)