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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Lake Ranch Farm Stand


Cuttingsville, VT - I saw this sign and stand and I though the mural would make an interesting photo. I did some research and found that Spring Lake Ranch offers alternative treatment for adults with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. So, any purchase here goes to support the ranch. It is closed now but you can order Maple Syrup by phone or internet ==> Click Here for Link <==


Here is the stand.


A close up of one of the murals.


I think this mural is really cool.

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Spring Lake Ranch Farm Stand

3 Comments:

At 7:23 AM, Blogger a painter said...

I agree! What a great mural--and photo!

 
At 1:39 PM, Anonymous bridgetslr said...

Great photos! I live and work at Spring Lake Ranch, and I can give you some history on the murals, if you're interested. They were painted about 35 years ago at the farmer's market as a public art project with a CETA coordinator. After a year or two, they didn't quite know what to do with the murals until a lovely gentleman named Peter Grace brought them here and gave them a new home at our farm stand (lots of things end up at Spring Lake Ranch that way!).
These days, the Ranch runs the farm stand in partnership with a neighbor and friend who stocks it with gorgeous veggies and flowers from the garden behind the stand. Also available are some of our Ranch products - syrup, yarn, granola, etc. And as you mentioned, all proceeds from the sale of Ranch products help people who need residential treatment for mental illness and addiction at Spring Lake Ranch, but otherwise wouldn't be able to get it. The stand will be open again during the growing season.
Thanks so much for taking the time to look around at all the great things there are to see in Vermont!

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger Bill said...

Thanks Bridgetslr! I am always interested in the story behind the photo. Thank you for the information.

Bill

 

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