Scott Farm Orchard, Dummerston, VT

A Landmark Trust USA Property Specializing in Heirloom Apple Varieties.

About Scott Farm Orchard

The Scott Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been in active cultivation since 1791. This 571 acre farm has been owned since 1995 by The Landmark Trust USA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue important but neglected historic properties and bring them back to life. At Scott Farm this has meant revitalizing the entire farm operation from orchard to farmhouses to barns. For much of the 19th century Scott Farm was an all-purpose farm with a variety of animals and crops. The original orchard was planted in 1911 by the Holbrook family who were innovative orchardists. The farm’s present orchardist, Ezekiel Goodband, has had a lifelong passion for apples. His search for old varieties has taken him to abandoned orchards throughout New England and as far as Kazakhstan, the birthplace of apples. The orchard now contains over 120 heirloom and unusual apple varieties. The range of color, flavor, and texture is wide with something to appeal to all tastes. Scott Farm also grows gooseberries, medlars, quince, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, pears, plums, and peaches.

Scott Farm Orchard

"The Scott Farm continues its history of rural beauty and pleasure in farm production."

Fred Holbrook, longtime Scott Farm orchardist