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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A Food Pantry CSA
Posted July 21, 2016
A Food Pantry CSA

In Portsmouth, one of the state’s oldest social service agencies is in the second year of an innovative CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. The Seacoast Family Food Pantry (SFFP) was organized in 1816 as the …

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Farmer Veterans Group Forming
Posted July 17, 2016
Farmer Veterans Group Forming

In recent months a group has been meeting to explore establishing a New Hampshire chapter of the Farmer Veterans Coalition–a national organization whose mission is ‘Mobilizing veterans to feed America.’ New Hampshire is home to …

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Land Trusts Stepping Up to Preserve Farms and Farming
Posted June 2, 2016

Permanent protection of farms and farmland with agricultural conservation easements is critical to the future of food and farms in our state, and of farming families. A conservation easement that is written to protect land …

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Corporate Wellness Programs Partner with CSA
Posted May 31, 2016
Corporate Wellness Programs Partner with CSA

Two major corporations based in the Seacoast region have teamed up with a local farm CSA to offer memberships at their worksites. Timberland–the global outdoor-lifestyle brand, and premium Swiss chocolate company Lindt USA, are both …

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Agritourism Hot Topic at Tourism and Planning Conferences
Posted May 12, 2016
Agritourism Hot Topic at Tourism and Planning Conferences

The NH Supreme Court case and subsequent legislation on the definition of agritourism has spawned a lot of interest in agritourism and how farmers are using it to diversify and enhance their marketing plans. SB 345 relative to the definition of agritourism was passed unanimously by the Senate, and approved by the House on April 20. A week later, agritourism was the topic on NH Public Radio’s The Exchange with Laura Knoy.

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Bhutanese Farm Business Growing in Bedford
Posted May 5, 2016
Bhutanese Farm Business Growing in Bedford

When I visited Common Earth Farms in Bedford recently, 16 Bedford High School students were following the instructions of refugee Bhutanese farmers to clear brush from a field, and roll out plastic mulch. This small …

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