Ed, Diana and Peter standing in front of our herd of Belted Galloways.

Ed, Diana and Peter standing in front of our herd of Belted Galloways.

The Philo Ridge Farm team: Vera, Ed, Michael, Megan, our 2016 UVM Forestry Intern Beth, Devin and Olivia and Chad from Bio-Logical Capital.

The Philo Ridge Farm team: Vera, Ed, Michael, Megan, our 2016 UVM Forestry Intern Beth, Devin and Olivia and Chad from Bio-Logical Capital.

Our team

Philo Ridge Farm was established by owners Diana McCargo and Peter Swift in 2012 in an effort to preserve the historic Foote Farm and continue the agricultural legacy of the property.

Today, we are an innovative, diversified farm using ecologically-minded practices to produce pork, chicken, lamb, beef, wool products, certified organic hay, garlic, and trials of small grains and flowers.

The farm is lead by General Manager Ed Pitcavage and has a growing, diverse, and devoted team made up of Vera Simon-Nobes, Michael Haulenbeek, Megan Bookless, Devin Green, Jane Engelman, and a summer farm crew. Our 2016 summer farm crew consisted of Beth Romaker, Jack Boynton, Thomas Wright, Sophie Shillue, and Colleen Cataldo. 

Support and business planning is provided by Bio-Logical Capital, a land investment and conservation company.