About the Farm

Located on the northeast corner of Addison County in Monkton, the  272 acre family farm was purchased by Sam Burr and Eugenie Doyle in 1986 from the Shattuck family who had been dairying there for 150 years. The Doyle-Burrs operated the farm as a conventional dairy until 1993 when low milk prices prompted them to sell the Jersey herd and re-imagine the farm as an organic hay and produce operation. After the 3-year transition period they became certified organic and quickly established a strong reputation for quality.  In the winter of 2017, son Silas took over farm operations and now  raises 80 to 90 acres of hay for sale, collects maple sap from 1,200 taps, grows 15 acres of small fruit, vegetables & cover crops, and sell eggs from a small flock of chickens. The farm operates an on site farmstand,  a Farm Share program,  retails at two local farmers markets, and wholesale to area schools, restaurants, and to food stores in Burlington, Williston, Winooski and Bristol.


Who We Are

 

Silas Doyle-Burr: General Manager

Born and raised on The Last Resort Farm, it took a two year stint traveling and working as an agribusiness consultant in Southeast Asia for Silas to realize the true value and necessity of his parents’ operation. This prompted a return to the farm in 2011, where Silas has since worked to update and develop the farm’s production and business practices to expand the operation and  better tackle the ever changing obstacles the farm faces. After learning the ropes from his parents, Silas has taken over management of the farm starting in March of 2017.  He aims to balance sustainable growth and expansion while retaining the same commitment to quality and continuing to properly care for the land as his parents have since 1987. 


Sam Burr & Eugenie Doyle: Co-Owners

Sam Burr and Eugenie Doyle have been farming together since 1980. Originally conventional dairy and strawberry farmers they sold the cows and transitioned to organic production methods in the early 1990’s. They have been certified organic by VOF, a division of NOFA-VT since 1998. Their 280-acre Monkton farm in beautiful Addison County, Vermont, was formerly operated by the Shattuck family for 150 years. In 1992 it was conserved with the Addison County Community Trust / Vermont Land Trust ensuring that the land will remain in agricultural use.


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Last Resort Farm

2246 Tyler Bridge Road,
Monkton, Vermont

 
 

Driving Directions

 

Coming from Middlebury (South)
Take Route 7 Nouth out of town. Take a right onto River Road follow this to Rte. 116; follow this for 5 miles.Take a very slight left onto Rte. 116 follow this for 2 miles. Stay straight to go onto Burpee Road follow this for 2 miles. This becomes Monkton Road; stay on this for 1.7 miles. Monkton Road becomes Bristol Road; stay on this for 5 miles. You will come to Monkton Ridge. Take a slight right onto State’s Prison Hollow Road. Follow for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Tyler Bridge Road. Follow for .6 miles. This will take you to The Last Resort Farm. You will see our big white barn and our sign from the road. It will be on your left.

 

 

 

 

Coming from Burlington (North)
Take Main Street/Williston Road Southeast to South Burlington. Turn right onto Hinesburg Road/ VT-116. Continue to follow VT-116 for 10.8 miles. Take a slight left to stay on VT-116 for 4 miles. Turn right onto Tyler Bridge Road. Follow this for about 1 mile. This will take you to the Last Resort Farm. You will see our big white barn and our sign from the road. It will be on your right.

From I-89 (North or South)
Take Exit 11 (Richmond) and turn right off the ramp onto Route 2. Take Rte 2 over a bridge and promptly turn left onto Kenyon Road (dirt) which ends at Fays Corner. Continue straight through Fays Corner and follow the North Road until it ends at Rt 116. Turn left (south) and continue on 116 for approximately 1.5 miles. Tyler Bridge Road is the second road on the right. Last Resort farm is 2246 Tyler Bridge Road.