After deep reflection, we have decided to cancel all gatherings at La Basse Cour, including farm stays, farm tours,
events, and workshops until there is more certainty about Covid 19.

Our eggs and yarn are for sale in our milk house, and our vegetables in season on our farm stand.
Please practice social distancing and wear your mask if you come to the farm. You may read our Covid 19 Safety Plan for more information.

We will be none the less busy, tending the land and animals entrusted to our care.
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You are in our thoughts and we look forward to sharing many joyful events at La Basse Cour.

Back to the Future - A 21st Century Working Landscape

10/8/18, 11:42 AM

By: Judith Cheng, Diane Frances & Julie Rockefeller

Diane and Larry at La Basse Cour  are focused on advancing the practice of regenerative agriculture and the relocalization of our economy.  They envision their farm, store, and B&B as fully integrated components of a healthy, working landscape. To that end, they are building partnerships with others who are like-minded. When the store re-opens this Spring, it will offer goods sourced from other sustainable natural-resource based businesses in addition to the vegetables,  eggs, and yarn produced from La Basse Cour's own garden and animals. 

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This vision of a vibrant local economy that operates in balance with nature is both "old-fastioned / traditonal" and "modern / science-based". The desired result is sustainable agricultural on a human scale, which allows the beauty of the landscape to be conserved while keeping more local money circulating within the community.

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The farm store will be much more than a place to shop. Situated in the spacious carriage house, it will serve as a gathering spot -- a place to share information, to learn from and encourage one another.

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The community textile studio is stocked with several looms and spinning wheels, all just waiting to be put to good use -- and of course it only takes a few minutes to brew a friendly cup of tea!


Contact Diane Frances at 607-538-9707 or to learn more about what is planned, and to find out how you can get involved.