Westlands Farm

South Royalton, VT
450 acres
50 milking cows

Looking back, marching forward

Westlands Farm goes back to 1867. The farm was originally two different, neighboring farms purchased by the two West brothers. The farms eventually merged, and came into the Ainsworth family after a West daughter married an Ainsworth but Westlands it remains. Peggy Ainsworth and her late husband David continued the farming tradition, with the help and direction of long-time employee Jim Kinnarney.

Farm Stand
We have always loved dairy farming and Vermont. Couldn't ask for a more perfect place to live and work.
- Peggy Ainsworth

Satisfying service

Peggy, who grew up on a poultry farm in nearby Chelsea, was an elementary school teacher for 30 years, and regularly brought classes to the farm to learn about where food comes from. She was also a firefighter in the town for six years, and served on the town select board. Westlands Farm has been honored with Conservation Farm of the Year for the White River Natural Conservation District and the Century Farms Award. “We have always loved dairy farming and Vermont,” Peggy reflects. “It’s very satisfying to be involved in so many ways.”

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