Digger's Mirth Collective Farm
Hillary Martin, Hayden Boska, Elango Dev, Dylan Zeitlyn and S'ra DeSantis
The Intervale, Burlington, Vermont
Certified Organic Vegetables
Digger's Mirth Collective Farm is located in the Burlington's Intervale. Hillary, Hayden, Elango, Dylan, and S'ra collectively own and manage this 12 acre certified organic farm, which was founded in 1992. As a collective, each partner works the same number of hours, and they work to make production and marketing decisions jointly. They produce a variety of vegetables, annual herbs and root crops, but primarily focus on high quality salad greens. Digger's Mirth sells their produce to Burlington businesses and restaurants, at the Burlington Farmer's Market and from their mobile veggie stand in the streets of the Old North End.
The name Digger's Mirth comes from the Digger movement, which took place in England in the mid-1600s: supporters were striving to create a connection between humans and their natural surroundings, and believed in collective land ownership and farming.
"Producing food for our community is hugely rewarding. Both the Intervale and the Burlington community are incredibly supportive."