2000 - 2022
Jon Satz purchased the farm in 2000 from retiring owners Bob and Sally Wood, where it had been in the Wood family for a century. With its location on the banks of Jones Mill Pond and Rte.7, the farm held a place in the hearts of those who grew up "going to Wood's" or those who traveled through and stopped for goodies each summer as they returned to nearby lakes. Summer at Wood's was a true feeling...one filled with overwhelming sweetness, color, and energy. The buzz that could be felt inside the farm stand each day was palpable, and something that people craved coming into spring each year after making it through a long Vermont winter.
Jon, his wife Courtney, and their two sons, owned and operated (along with a bevy of talented employees) the Wood's farm and market until 2021, when Jon's life ended suddenly after a courageous battle with cancer. It marked the end of an era.
Looking into 2022, Courtney is focused on finding the next caretaker for this special property....someone who will continue the legacy of Vermont farming that the Wood family started, and a legacy that Jon enriched so mightily in his 22 years of tending this land.
The Wood family farm has been an iconic 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 visible and in use today. Customers love sharing stories of their memories of Wood’s and it was our honor to keep this special place full of life.