The Douglas family purchased the land in 1898 and milked cows through the 1920s and ’30s.
Scott and Bob Douglas were the fourth, and final generation of Douglas’ to operate the farm.
The Douglas family worked with the Vermont Land Trust to protect the Douglas Orchard & Cider Mill’s 181 acres.
The conservation easement ensures the land will remain available to future farmers.
Since the beginning, they’ve grown the land into a thriving apple orchard that’s become an important tourist attraction and community asset, offering pick-your-own apples, strawberries and raspberries, as well as fresh-pressed cider, cherries and pears.