Stephanie lives and works at Bread & Butter Farm, where she teaches cheesemaking for Vermont Farm Tours. Stephanie has over a decade’s experience in food systems and place-based ecology. Her interest in agriculture grew out of her undergraduate experience at Sterling College, where she discovered a passion for healthy food, land, animals, plants, and people.
Stephanie is also a Nurse Practitioner and brings to her workshops a deep appreciation and knowledge of the interconnectivity of human nutrition, cultural ecology, and mental wellness. She feels fortunate to be living out her dream of farming and living in community while also applying her medical background as she develops an on-farm clinic at Bread & Butter Farm.
Phoebe is an Environmental Studies student at the University of Vermont with a concentration in Human Ecology and Community Herbalism. She and her partner live in a 144 sq. ft. house that they share with an upright bass lovingly dubbed The Fat Lady! Phoebe is a homeschooling mentor at Bread & Butter Farm, a plant enthusiast at Red Barn Gardens, and a licensed wedding officiant.
Phoebe is deeply passionate about health and well-being, and uses cheesemaking as a way to connect the happiness of the tummy with the education of the mind and soul.
Chris founded Vermont Farm Tours in 2009 and is active in Vermont's local food and agriculture scene, serving on the board of Slow Food Vermont. In his spare time, Chris is an avid skier, mountain biker, gardener, winemaker, and cook.
Chris leads group experiences for Vermont Farm Tours, including wine and cheese tours as well as dinners and company outings. Call to make arrangements 802.922.7346.
In addition, Chris runs Cocktail Walk, a Thursday evening stroll to three of Winooski, Vermont's best restaurants for craft cocktails and appetizers.
Place matters. The food we enjoy in Vermont reflects the state's farmers, landscape, and history. I enjoy nothing more than introducing guests to the people, farms, and flavors that make Vermont a truly unique place to live and eat. We look forward to meeting you!
-Chris Howell, Vermont Farm Tours