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Farmers get pandemic help in navigating Vermont’s economy


WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. (WCAX) – Some businesses fared better than others during COVID-19 but all are trying to make a comeback now and they’re not doing it alone.

If you wanted to start a business in the field of farm or forestry, you might be an expert with an incredible product but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re an expert in navigating Vermont’s economy.

The pandemic makes that even more complicated, but a program is here to help.

“The plan had to change because we were seeing an increased demand for both CSA shares and vegetables in general,” said Karin Bellemare, the owner of Bare Roots Farm.

On the mountain ridge in Williamstown, Bare Roots was going as fast as they could. Bellemare describes it as turbulent.

“We had to do a lot of pivoting, very quickly, lets redo the crop plan. We didn’t keep the store open and switched entirely to online sales, all the CSA sales went online all the vegetable sales went online,” said Bellemare.

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