Hidden Acres Farm, Newton NH
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The curve of the road brings you around and to the farm. There the tractors seem artfully situated near the driveway, the light shines through the barn door, the wrap-around porch greets you, and it all says “Welcome to Hidden Acres Farm.” The house, barn, and outer buildings retain the charm of a long-ago era. If the walls could talk, there would be many tales (and tails) of daily life on the farm.

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Visit a Sugar House During Maple Month
Posted March 17, 2017

NH Maple Producers are hosting Maple Sugaring Month from March 11 through April 2 at sugar houses across the state. The highlight is the 21st Annual Maple Weekend March 25-26. Maple Month and Maple Weekend offer lots of opportunities to see sugarmakers perform alchemy–transforming clear maple sap into sweet, golden maple syrup. Visit the NH Maple Producers website www.nhmapleproducers.com/directory/categories/maple-month-2017 to get the details on open sugarhouses and schedules of tours, sampling, and family-friendly activities.

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Monadnock Farmland Preservation Partnership Awarded Funding
Posted January 26, 2017
Monadnock Farmland Preservation Partnership Awarded Funding

The Monadnock Conservancy and five partner organizations have been awarded more than $1.2 million through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The awarded project, ‘Protecting Farmland in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region,’ will protect nearly 3,000 acres of important farmland in the Monadnock region by 2021. One thousand acres will be conserved through Natural Resources Conservation Service funds; the remaining 1,700 acres will be conserved using a combination of private funds, state grant funding, and donated easements.

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2017 Food Trend Predictions
Posted January 12, 2017
2017 Food Trend Predictions

Each New Year rings in rounds of resolutions–and predictions of hot new trends for the year ahead. A number of food trend-spotters—but not all–see meats in the ascendancy—with fading appetites for vegan and vegetarian fare.

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LCHIP Grants Help Protect Ag Properties
Posted December 15, 2016
LCHIP Grants Help Protect Ag Properties

Last Thursday leaders of the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) announced the latest round of grant awards. LCHIP Board President Doug Cole, of D.S. Cole Growers in Loudon, and Executive Director Dijit Taylor led the event, with remarks from Governor Maggie Hassan and Senate President Chuck Morse, both of whom helped to congratulate the recipients. Project supporters from communities and organizations all over the state gathered with officials and reporters o learn about the 2016 crop of grant awards.

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Preservation Alliance Declares Year of Barns
Posted December 12, 2016
Preservation Alliance Declares Year of Barns

Citing an accelerating rate of barn demolition and collapse, the N.H. Preservation Alliance has announced a campaign to help preserve at least 52 barns across the state in 2017 with planning grants, education and promotion …

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New Insects…and Trees for Troops
Posted December 1, 2016
New Insects…and Trees for Troops

 Two new vegetable crop pests have invaded New Hampshire. And they target two large and important vegetable crop families that are widely grown by farmers and gardeners in the state. UNH Cooperative Extension Specialist Alan …

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