Renovating a Barn to Sustain Indian Line Farm: EP4

Elizabeth Keen and her husband Al have been farming at Indian Line Farm in Great Barrington, MA for over 25 years. After taking a sabbatical in 2016, they had the realization that after 10-15 years “just running the farm” it was time that some things needed to change to make the farm more sustainable in their next phase of life. The upgrades to the farm included the purchase of a delivery van, a 30’x96’ hoop house, and replacing the 6-wire high tensile electric fence with an 8’ fence to keep the deer out. Additionally, Elizabeth decided it was time to make some improvements to the post-harvest area on the farm.  

This podcast gives a tour of the barn upgrades and the conversation is mostly led by my colleague Chris Callahan of the University of Vermont Extension. This story is also shared as a full postharvest case study on our blog. So if you want to see photos or a video from this visit make sure to visit

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