Jon Satz has deep farming roots. After 10 years of growing on rented land, the search for a farm of his own led him to the iconic Wood farm in Brandon. After a few twists in the road, he was finally able to purchase the farm in 2000 from retiring owners Bob and Sally Wood. With his passion for growing and commitment to sustainable farming practices, the farm and market have blossomed into a destination for beautiful organic vegetables, quality bedding plants and some of the sweetest strawberries around!
Jon’s wife Courtney grew up just a few miles from the farm and never dreamed she would become a farmer’s wife. A graphic designer by trade, Courtney wears many hats around here and has developed a great love of capturing the farm and market from behind the camera. Courtney and Jon make their home on the farm along with their two young sons, Ezra and Emmett. They are proud to continue the legacy of Vermont farming that the Wood family started generations ago.
The Wood family farm has been a destination for generations. The farm stand on Rte. 7 has changed a bit over the years, but has always retained its nostalgic charm for visitors. Once the site of a restaurant, gas station and garden market, there were also cabins situated along the edge of the pond where you could escape the bustle of the big city. The Wood family also operated a dairy farm here, and the big red barns remain in use today, although not for cows. We love hearing stories of your memories of Wood’s and we’re honored to continue to keep this special place full of life.
Our farm exists because of the whole-hearted efforts of our amazing crew. Their hard work and dedication makes what we do possible. We are very blessed to have such a loyal group of folks growing your food and plants year after year.