JACQUES AND PAULINE COUTURE
Married for over 50 years, Jacques and Pauline Couture of Westfield, have been part of Vermont agriculture since 1970, operating their certified organic 425 -acres with 70 -plus milking cows. They also operate the successful Couture’s Maple Shop and Bed & Breakfast, selling their world - famous Vermont maple syrup, harvested from 7,500 taps and promoting Vermont agri-tourism. The couple volunteer in conservation, scouting, church programs, 4H, FFA, USDA and more. In 2014, the Couture ’s were named Sugar Makers of the Year by Vermont Sugar Makers Association.