The farm stand will not be opening for the 2022 season.
“And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.” — Maya Angelou
A Tribute to Jon Satz (5/9/1965 - 8/25/2021)
Farmer Jon brought such life and energy to the farm at Wood's Market Garden. His passion was first and foremost, always being a good farmer, and feeding the community around him. His commitment to sustainable growing practices allowed our farm and market in Brandon to blossom into a destination for beautiful organic vegetables, quality bedding plants and some of the sweetest strawberries around. Jon was the owner and primary caretaker of this special property for the past 22 years.
Jon was a mentor, a friend, a husband and dad, a wise and generous man who shared love, knowledge, and good food with those around him. He was hard working, curious, funny, respectful and kind. Jon was always looking for ways to adapt the farm and business and continually sought knowledge that would help establish him as one of the most respected vegetable growers in Vermont.
Jon was diagnosed with cancer in early 2020, just a month before the world shut down from the pandemic. Business adaptations happened quickly and our community supported us in what would become very limited growing seasons for the next two years. Jon's courage never wavered, even with a terminal diagnosis, and he continued to work through the end of our 2021 farm stand season, making a CSA delivery on the last morning of his life.
Jon died suddenly on August 25, 2021 without warning or goodbyes. It is a loss unimaginable to so many who were tethered to his heart threads. His contributions to the farming community, and the community in which he lived, will hold fast for a very long time.
As we know so well, the world doesn't stop moving. Seasons will continually change, and the farm will come back to life in some way. We are currently searching for the next passionate farmer to take over here at 93 Wood Lane. It's truly a remarkable spot with rich history, and deserves to be tended with full focus and fervor. Jon's spirit will forever be here, but I have realized that this chapter, this BEAUTIFUL chapter of our lives, has quietly come to a close for my family. I'd say 22 years is a pretty good run, and I thank each and every one of you for supporting us throughout our time here.