Hurricane Flats is a 37 acre certified organic farm on the banks of the White River in South Royalton Vermont. The name is borrowed from town history and stems from persistent spring winds that whip through the valley. We are in our eleveth year of growing over 50 different types of vegetables on the rich river bottom land. In addition to the produce operation - our canteloupes are our pride and joy - we also raise some beef and sell hay.

We (Tom "Geo" Honigford and Sharon O'Connor) run the farm with huge assistance from our daughters Emma and Cora. Using crop rotation, compost, and cover crops we have brought life back into the previously sterile soil. We constantly marvel at the extent of the soil rejuvenation brought about by using organic farming practices. We sell vegetables every Saturday from May to October at the Norwich farmers' market located on Route 5 in Norwich, Vermont. We also sell sweet corn, pumpkins, our famous cantaloupe and watermelon and other vegetables at our farm stand.  Produce is available at the farm in bulk quantities.

Hurricane Flats offer scenic views up and down the river. To preserve its role in the working landscape, we conserved it through the Upper valley Land trust. The farm is not only enjoyed for its beauty but also for the recreational potential offered by the river and flat fields.Summertime brings swimmers, boaters, and 'tubers', while the cooler weather fills the shoreline with people in dedicated pursuit of fly fishing. In the winter, a VAST snow machine trail crosses the property, and cross country skiers often take advantage of the trail which runs along the river bank. Not to be outdone by these graceful gliders, we host an annual snow volleyball party in our field. This event is always well-attended, very fun, and anything but graceful!

PROPRIETORS: Tom Honigford and Sharon O'Conner

MAJOR PRODUCTS:  Mixed vegetables, cantaloupe, sweet corn, watermelon

OUR MARKETS: Norwich farmers' market, farm stand

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  please call us at (802) 763-7446, visit our web site at:, e-mail us at or write to us:
Geo Honigford
Hurricane Flats
975 S. Windsor St.
South Royalton, VT  05068