Barn Raising and Community Support Celebrated at Pete’s Greens

December 07, 2011 Early in the morning on January 12, 2011, a fire began in the big yellow barn of Pete’s Greens and quickly engulfed the structure. It burnt to the ground.

“Pete’s Greens is one of Vermont’s largest vegetable farms. The fast-moving blaze destroyed several tons of storage crops and their vegetable washing and processing equipment, along with two tractors. The loss is valued at more than half a million dollars, and most of the food and equipment was not insured. The fire will also mean five of the farm’s eight full-time employees will be laid off.” -from

Just a week later the community began to come forward to show their support. There was an online auction, dinners, donations from local businesses, and more. Money was raised, and so was a new barn.

Last Saturday the community was invited to an open house and barn warming. Eva Sollberger, of Stuck in Vermont, visited and shares this video:

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