Owner of Dwight Miller and
Sons Orchards in Dummerston,
the largest organic orchard
in New England.
Read Miller is a seventh generation
Vermonter who, after buying the
family orchards, converted from
traditional production methods
utilizing pesticides and other
chemicals to organic production.
To begin your conversation, choose
a question below and push the button to begin.
Farming is such a hard life—why would you want to do it?
What led you to convert the farm to organic?
What is the biggest threat in organic farming?
How do you remain calm when you face financial ruin if it
rains for three days straight in the spring?
Interview conducted by the
Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, for the
friends of the Mad River.
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