Dutton Berry Farm
About the Company
Carrying on the Family Legacy
Paul Dutton grew up in Windham, VT on a dairy farm the Dutton family owned for generations. After graduating from University of Vermont, Paul went to Michigan and worked in nurseries propagating berries until his return to Vermont in the fall of 1982. There he met Wendy, and they planted their first strawberries and vegetables together in the spring of 1983 on the farm in Brookline. That first year they sold off the farm, the Newfane flea market and the Brattleboro Farmers Market. Pick-your-own started the following year and soon they rented a farm stand in Townshend before buying an old garage and property on Route 30 in Newfane, where our Newfane farm stand is today. They bought the apple orchard in West Brattleboro in the winter of 1990 and have been growing apples there ever since. In 1993, they purchased the pick-your-own field on Route 30 in Newfane, as well as the Manchester farm stand location.
The Manchester farm stand also has a sugarlot, sugar house and a Christmas tree lot. The farm stand in West Brattleboro was purchased in 2003. In 2018, the Newfane Greenhouse was purchased and renamed the “Dutton Greenhouse”. As the business grew, so did the Dutton Family. Paul and Wendy’s son, George, was born in 1990 and their second son, Joseph, was born in 1993. Later, Samuel was born in 1997 and Lily in 2003. The newest addition to the family is George’s daughter, Lydia, who was born in 2013. Everyone’s involved in the family business.