Tucked in the foothills of the Green Mountains,
this is a land of short seasons, cold nights, and heartbreaking beauty.
A place where every encounter with nature feels magical. The smell of plum blossoms, so full and sweet you can taste it. The clouds of native bees. The blankets of thyme perfect for a perfumed summer’s nap. The neighbor's herd of dairy cows with their large doe eyes and skittish curiosity.
Figaro's Farm is primarily a one woman farm, tended by Melissa Laurita Kohl. Melissa is an herbalist, artist, and passionate plant and critter lover. Her farm is more like a sprawling cottage garden, stuffed with flowers, herbs, and vegetables. This confuses the herbivores and pests who would like to nibble on the succulent veggies, provides a home for predatory insects and birds who help to keep pest populations low, and creates a beautiful, enchanting, and aroma filled space in which to work. While
Melissa still sees Vermont through the eyes of a city mouse, used to grit and poverty, in these hills of plenty and beauty, she is learning to slow down and smell the roses.