It all started in 1915 when the hard-working Nelson family built their farm with 65 dairy cows on 194 acres of fertile land just outside of Woodstock, Vermont. Steeped in history and local lore, the Nelson Farm was central to the Woodstock community for generations. The Nelson’s also harvested hay, grew vegetables, raised livestock and split their own firewood… it was a true working farm.
Peace Field Farm is named after Peace Field in Massachusetts, a property that was owned by the Adams family. Peace Field was home to Statesmen and Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, their wives and respective families.
Peace Field Farm in Woodstock is continuing the heritage of free range farming and working in harmony with nature. Best farming practices are implanted while working with the surrounding natural habitat of deer, bear, turkey, porcupine and myriad of other animals from its’ wooded hills.
In the early 1940’s, when the Smithsonian Institution initiated a three-year photo study on ‘Vanishing Vermont’, they chose the Nelson Farm for the project. These beautiful black & white photographs were taken from 1940—1943 on the Nelson Farm.