MVSB is proud to have joined local community efforts to support the Ramblin’ Vewe Farm in its recently-completed 43-acre property purchase in Gilford.
The land, which borders Ramblin’ View Farm, was previously owned by Dr. Leo and Polly Sanfaçon, who allowed the farm to create and maintain trails for community use. When the land was listed for sale, the Farm’s trustees approached the Town of Gilford Conservation Commission, who preliminarily agreed to share half of the sale price provided Ramblin’ View Farm could raise half. The Farm was ultimately successful and the Town of Gilford, in a public meeting, approved to contribute the other half from the Town’s Conservation Land Fund.
“When we originally reached out for support, we received an overwhelming response from individuals and businesses in the area,” said Weldon Bosworth, Ramblin’ Vewe Farm Board of Trustees Treasurer. “We want to thank MVSB and all the other community donors who helped us complete this important project that will protect this recreation area in perpetuity.”
“Dr. Sanfaçon was a long-time dentist in Laconia and a true friend to the Lakes Region. In his honor, we are proud to support the conservation effort of Ramblin’ Vewe Farm and to sponsor the Root Canal Trail on the property so that it can continue to be enjoyed by community members for many years to come,” said Marcus Weeks, MVSB President.
MVSB donated $5,000 toward the trail. Go to ramblinvewefarm.org to learn more about the farm.
Ramblin’ Vewe Farm Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve Ramblin’ Vewe Farm, conserve the heritage of working farms and rural landscapes, foster educational and recreational activities and create trails to connect people, communities and the land.