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Linda Faillace
Author of "Mad Sheep"

Dr. Larry Faillace

About Three Shepherds of the Mad River Valley
​Dr. Larry and Linda Faillace are passionate about each other, their family, cheese, food, and helping people succeed in their businesses.  They believe strongly in family farming, organic practices, and regenerative agriculture.  Along with their three children--Francis, Heather, and Jackie--they began a family farm enterprise located in the heart of Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains in 1993. Francis was the pasture and flock manager of 125 sheep, Heather milked the sheep and was owner of the guardian llama, while Jackie became America's youngest professional cheesemaker at the ripe old age of 11.  The entire family is committed to sustainable practices and quality artisanal products with a focus on mushrooms, chocolate, coffee, and cheese.

Over the past 28 years they have taught cheese & culinary classes to thousands of students from around the world. And Linda and Larry’s culinary adventures have taken them across the United States and overseas to Colombia, Bermuda, Belize, and most recently, Sicily.

Their farm, Three Shepherds of the Mad River Valley, along with their cheeses and classes, have been featured in numerous publications and television shows including: Wall Street Journal, "Food Finds” on the Food Network, Martha Stewart Television, Gourmet, Cooking Light, Ski Magazine, Elle, and Travel and Leisure, and were showcased at the Waitsfield Vermont Farmers Market for 17 years.

Linda is a champion of family farmers and is the author of Mad Sheep: The USDA's War on a Family Farm. The family was also featured in the acclaimed farmers' rights film Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms. 

Larry is a professional food enthusiast, with a focus on traditional food preservation and cooking techniques. As a psychic astrologer for the more than three decades, Linda is passionate about the interactions of the universe with the natural world and the human condition. Linda and Larry believe that health is best attained by a diet of nutrient dense natural and wild foods and as Hippocrates said "Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food." 

Linda and Larry can be frequently found in the woods, foraging and enjoying nature with their grandchildren and their dog, Touis.
Interested in learning more?
Dream big - 
then dream bigger!
 - Linda Faillace

Francis, Jenny 
& Bennett Faillace
Francis is owner of 
Vermont Pro Construction
Jenny is partner at
Getzinger & Faillace, PLLC
Heather Faillace & Aaron & Isla Fournier
Heather & Aaron are owners of 
Frosted Fern Mosaics & Masonry
Brian, Jackie, 
Liam & Ben Daub
Jackie is Content & Creative Manager at  
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Brian is owner of
Birchwood Builders