Robert and Barbara Chappelle
Robert and Barbara Chappelle are well-established potato growers, cultivating 50 acres in Williamstown, and producing on average an annual yield of 20,000 bushels of table stock potatoes. VACC borrowers since 1991, the Chappelles have developed loyal local markets for their potatoes, including retail food stores and restaurants. They are also Vermont-certified for seed potato production, using about five acres of their farm for that purpose. VACC’s approval of a revolving line of credit to the Chappelles helps ensure the annual operating income they need to manage and grow their farm business.