When Ben Harris of Harris Family Farm found the Gleason Farm (home of Gleason Grains) in Bridport, he knew it was a great fit. The Gleasons have been farming on this land since 1980, growing organic wheat and crops. The commercial milling operation was started in 1982 and has operated continuously since, currently milling 50 tons of wheat annually. Ben Gleason retired from farming and sold the land in 2018.
Ben Harris and his family operated a certified organic dairy farm in Westport NY for 4 years. They are excited about the move to Vermont and plan to add black beans and hay to the crop rotation as well as a small number of pasture-raised pigs. They took over operations at the Gleason Farm in May 2018.