Rural Enterprises Information

In collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Shelburne Farms, and the Farm-Based Education Network, NOFA-VT developed a suite of resources to support farms with understanding how land use regulations affect the rural enterprises they may develop or already have on their farms.

Rural enterprises are businesses, often on farms, that are suited to a rural area because they are supportive of agriculture or forestry activities and provide employment opportunities.

Here you will find our resource guides for farmers and municipalities, and case studies of Fat Toad Farm and Bread and Butter Farm - providing examples of how land use regulations were involved in these two farms businesses.