Laughing Child Farm - Vermont Sweet Potatoes

Welcome to Laughing Child Farm

We Grow Sweet Potatoes.

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    Sweet Potato Fields

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    Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

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    The Hughes-Muse Family

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    Weed control

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    Inspecting the plastic

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    Haystack Mountain,Sweet Potatoes, and the Mettawee Valley

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    Just a big ol' bin of sweets

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    Field prep 2015

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    Buckets and buckets

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    2015 season underway

A Sweet Spot

Laughing Child Farm is a small farm in the Mettowee River Valley, one of Vermont’s warmest places. Our part of the valley, called “Butternut Bend” has the right climate, the right soils, and has the right community that help us grow the best sweet potatoes.

Our sweet potatoes are certified organic, meaning we feed the soil and not the crop and our sweet potatoes are free of preservatives (which most sweet potatoes are dipped in) and are grown in clean, healthy soils. We rely on cover crops to build soil health and fertility and as an additional benefit our cover crops do the weeding and pest control for us. Our farm is off the market to developers- permanently. It can only be sold or leased to farmers and then, only at fair agricultural value. Farms like ours keep Vermont’s landscape open and affordable to future generations of farmers. We hope you enjoy eating our sweet potatoes. We know they are good for you, but damn, they taste good too.

Laughing Child Farm is owned and operated by Timothy and Brooke Hughes-Muse and kept sane by our four giggling girls. Timothy manages the field operations for Laughing Child Farm and teaches college-level agriculture courses on occasion. Brooke manages the packing house and sales for Laughing Child Farm, keeps Timothy on his toes, and supports families through Tree Song Doula.

Wondering about how we got our start? Check out this article about us:


More about the kinds of sweet potatoes we grow:


Its firm texture makes it ideal for soups and stews. Cook slowly for superb sweetness. It is a mainstay of the northern sweet potato growers because it produces reliably in a variety of soils and weather conditions. *Sold out

Carolina Ruby:

Easily the favorite of our children, but only because of the bright sunny inside and purple outside. A touch sweeter than Beauregard and a pleasure to eat because of the color. Rubies have rough skin and are prone to splitting and cracking, leading to more culls in the field during harvest. Worth it though. *Sold out


Like orange silk. When slow cooked (by this we mean cooking in an oven or stove-top rather than microwave) this is as sweet as sugar and makes the smoothest puree. If you smash your sweet potatoes, get Covingtons. Smooth skin make it a good looking tuber.




Where To Buy

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Grocery Stores

Healthy Living Market
222 Dorset St. South Burlington VT

Hunger Mountain Co-op
Stone Cutters Way Montpelier, VT

Brattleboro Food Co-op
2 Main St Brattleboro, VT

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op
9 Washington St Middlebury, VT

Honest Weight
100 Watervliet Ave Albany, NY

Rutland Area Food Co-op
77 Wales St. Rutland, VT

Natures Market
303 Center Hill Rd Manchester Center, VT

Stone Valley Community Market
Main St. Poultney, VT

City Market/Onion River Co-Op
82 S Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT 05401


Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Green Mountain College
Poultney, VT


Restaurants and Catering Services

The Good Table
2 Manhattanville Road, Purchase, NY


Black River Produce

Hudson Valley Harvest

Say hello before you leave

Call us at 802-325-2054 or email us at Visit our farm at VT Route 30, Pawlet, Vermont.
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