LYNDONVILLE — By the side of a freshly painted historic barn on Pudding Hill Road in Lyndonville, local agencies recently gathered to celebrate the Vermont Barn Painting Project and the many partners who have collaborated to assist Vermont barn owners in preserving these historic structures.
The owner of the Pudding Hill Road barn, Eric Paris, of Tamarlane Farm, applied to the Vermont Barn Painting Project last year, hoping to restore his barn to its original glory and preserve it for the future.
The barn was painted and refreshed this summer through the project.
Behind this work is the A. Pizzagalli Family Farm Fund.
For years, the Pizzagalli Family has worked with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture to paint barns in Caledonia County.
Now with the collaboration of the VDOL Barn Painting Project, barns across Vermont have the opportunity to apply for a fresh coat of paint.
“We are grateful for the support of this fund. It’s meaningful to our youth, farmers, and our rural economy,” said Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts. This generous program supports our working landscape and rewards farmers for their hard work.”
After a successful summer, the Barn Painting Project will continue the program next year and beyond.
Any Vermont barn owner who may have interest in the program should visit the Vermont Barn Painting Project to learn more about the history of the effort, and to apply.