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Day 13 (Part III): Ardelia Farm & Co, Irasburg, Vermont

Ardelia Farm & co. was definitely one of the farms I was most excited about visiting on our Farmingmoon, so I'm even more excited to share it with all of you! Owned and operated by Thomas McCurdy and Bailey Hale, Ardelia is a cut flower farm and bakery (now you know why I was so excited!) in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

As our car pulled off a dirt road into the driveway we were greeted by Becky, Chauncey and Chuck (🐢🐢🐢) followed  by Thomas with a pair of cold Citizen Cider- a hard cider brewery out of Burlington.  On our tour of the farm we saw beds of lilies, dahlias, veronicas, ranunculus, and hundreds of other cut flower varieties, as well as two hoop houses dedicated to some of the most beautiful sweet peas I've ever seen. The property also houses an old barn renovated for events and workshops, and then there are the ducks, kittens, chickens and an adorable sow - cant forget Pippa the pig.

At Ardelia, Bailey focuses on the flower farming and their new flower plug business, while Thomas runs the bakery and everything in between. The baked goods are made from ingredients sourced from other local farms, and are sold at Burlington farmers market as well as made to order. After enjoying Thomas's lasagna and flourless chocolate tort, it's pretty clear why they're in such high demand. 
We had such a fun evening and spent hours hanging out with Thomas before and after our podcast interview. While we didn't get to meet Bailey due to a flower growers conference, we already feel like old friends and look forward to seeing him next time!

Day 13 (Part IV): Heartwood Farm, South Albany, Vermont

Day 13 (Part II): Bobo's Mountain Sugar, Weston, VT