New Hampshire Sullivan County (Claremont/Newport Region)
Harding Hill Farm is in a beautiful mountain location on Stagecoach Road in Sunapee, New Hampshire. Founded by Richard H. Webb in 1948, the farm includes a large white farm-house, a red barn with a cupola and solar panels, and spacious fields surrounded by forest. Richard purchased the property with the intent to run a bed and breakfast near the Mt. Sunapee ski area which opened in the same year.
Heather Gallagher lives in a barn. That is, she and husband, Gwyn, proprietors of Many Summers Farm in Cornish, New Hampshire, occupy the converted upper floors of the farm’s gray-shingled barn. Talk about a short commute.
Perched high on Paget Road in Cornish, New Hampshire, is an award-winning farm. Its grassy terraces cling to the steep hillside beneath the monumental shadow of Vermont’s Mount Ascutney. The complex, at first glance, reads as a traditional small New England farm with main house, barnyard, and lush open pastures, but a very modern philosophy powers the life of this 60-acre farmstead.
Expect a warm welcome when you drive into the Haynes family Crazy H farmstead in Claremont, NH. There’s an enthusiastic greeting committee composed of Stella the pot-bellied pig and her wiggly brood, two happy Labrador retrievers, Zuzu, the Dachshund, and assorted terriers. In the surrounding barns and fields, many more delightful characters wait to make your acquaintance, but none more delightful than the young lady farmer of the Crazy H.
Sitting on the Franklins’ porch in late spring, it was obvious where Riverview Farm’s name comes from, but that wasn’t always so. When Nancy and Paul Franklin bought the property and moved there from Meriden …
If you asked Sarah Governo 20 years ago if her future held owning a farm and living in rural Meriden a town within Plainfield, New Hampshire, she would have given you a puzzled look with a likely “no.” Born and raised in London, she has learned a lot about farming and community while beginning a small sheep and egg farm. She likes to call herself an “accidental egg and sheep farmer.” Due to her husband Mark’s job transfer and a desire to raise their family in a strong local community, the couple moved to Meriden to raise their two children, Jake and Lars.