Wildstone Farm is run by Joy and John Primmer. In addition to all they do as farmers, John is an active Bennington Farmers’ Market board member who has dedicated countless hours to the success of the market. Check out the Q & A below to learn a little about Wildstone Farm & check out their website to learn even more!
Tell us a little about yourselves – who are you? Who makes up Wildstone Farm?
We are Joy and John Primmer. We grew up in Williamstown, Ma. We moved to Pownal in 1984 to raise our son and homestead. We started selling produce in 1988 and became the first certified organic farm in Bennington County in 1989. We have one employee, Aaron Griffin who lives in Pownal. This is Aaron’s second season with us.
Why did you go into farming?
We wanted to do something that would make a positive difference in a crazy and troubled world.
What inspires you – or keeps you going – on the long and hard days?
We are inspired by several things. First, the natural beauty that surrounds us each and every day. Second, love. Love for each other, our work, our farm and our community.
Among the many delicious products you sell, what are one or two of your favorites?
Carrots and Garlic
What do you enjoy most about Saturday at the Bennington Farmers’ Market?
The community that is the Bennington Farmers’ Market. The other vendors and the customers are like family. Many have become close friends. We have been vendors since the beginning and it has been a truly wonderful and humbling experience to be a part of it over all these years.
What are some products we can look forward to at your vendor booth this season?
Strawberries in June, carrots will be back soon and garlic in late August are some.
Be sure to stop by the Wildstone Farm vendor booth this summer to say hello to Joy & John!