Meet Vermont's 'Tomato Whisperer'

On any given day, you're likely to find master gardener Ben Pauly hard at work at Kelly Way Gardens.

"He has created this amazing garden that fits perfectly into the valley," said Daniel Lapin of New Jersey.

In 2013, he was a concierge at the Woodstock Inn. But after brainstorming with the general manager, the idea to build a mini-farm just down the road quickly took off. It started as a vegetable garden on two-thirds of an acre and has grown much larger.

"I grow every year about 55 varieties and we change out about 20 times, so we've grown over 200 varieties over the last couple of years," Pauly said.

"Everything we grow goes to the Inn, so I work with the chefs during the winter. We kind of plan A through Z, arugula through zucchini. How much arugula do we want per week? How much zucchini do we want? And we plan that for the gardens so we bring them exactly what they want," Pauly explained.

Read more at WCAX (Adam Sullivan)


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