The historic Lareau Farm was settled in 1794 by Simeon Stoddard and his wife Abiah. Simeon, a descendent of influential religious leaders in Conneticut, was one of the first settlers in Waitsfield and would later become the town's second physician. His medical practice was located in his home though he may have also travelled to the private homes of patients, as needed.
George Schenk, founder and owner of American Flatbread, purchased the farm in 1995. Today, Lareau Farm is a vibrant agricultural community with the Lareau Farm Inn bed and breakfast, event space, farm and American Flatbread bakery and restaurant.