OUr Story

Family Owned Business

Bordertown Farm at VABEC

Bordertown Farm is a family owned business located on a late 1800’s dairy farm complex in Southern Vermont.  Our father bought the 

retired dairy farm in the 1990’s and began renovating the 47 acre farm for schools and office spaces.  The farm hosts a large dairy barn with silo, farmhouse and two out buildings surrounded by 37 acres of certified organic agricultural land. 


Steeped In History

New home of Bordertown Farm at VABEC

Our family has a history steeped in entrepreneurial endeavors.  Joe Famolare, the family patriarch, was a successful shoe designer and manufacturer from 1960 into the 2000’s.  His iconic shoe designs coupled with his style and talent for marketing and advertising made Famolare Shoes one of the most successful shoe companies in the 1980’s.  Joe believed creativity and integrity were the mainstays of a successful business and he continually encouraged business owners to try new ideas while making products of high quality through hard work and dedication.  Bordertown Farm is rooted in this spirit. 

New Generation

Bordertown Farm Offices

In the fall of 2017 we decided to begin farming hemp and established Bordertown Farm, LLC  in Brattleboro, Vermont.  You can find us on the Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center's campus.