Adams Farm is more than just another Vermont farm. It is a Vermont destination, and has been for generations. It is an integral part of the tourist economy here in the Deerfield Valley and should be viewed and valued as one of the keystones.
The family has worked, strived, and achieved a quintessential Vermont experience that they have shared with too many thousands to be counted. If ever there was a farm or business that should be preserved and expanded, it is the Adams Farm.
Adams Farm represents the face that Vermont presents to visitors from around the country and from around the world. What Adams Farm contributes to the valley cannot be valued in simple monetary terms. What will the valley be without Adams Farm as a destination for so many? If we lose this gem, we’ve lost a key attraction in this area. Surely there must be support available from the state to keep this wonderful ambassador of Vermont open.
The Adamses create memories and inspire return trips to Wilmington year after year. The state government should be knocking on the Adamses’ door asking what they can do to help keep this Vermont tradition open and thriving. After all the tax revenue they’ve generated for the state, they deserve some in return to bring stability and longevity to their business and to the valley.
Jill has the energy and the vision to keep Adams Farm a part of Vermont. It would be a terrible loss to see this pass into memory. This family has kept the farm operating for 150 years. They could use help through the next few years- a fraction of the 150 years of history the family has given to the state and the Deerfield Valley. There must be loans, grants or programs available to help them through these economic hard times.