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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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Kris Mossey, McLeod Bros. Orchards, Milford, NH
Posted September 24, 2012
Kris Mossey, McLeod Bros. Orchards, Milford, NH

When Donald W. McLeod died in 1991, he left his seven acre apple orchard to his wife, Valerie, and two daughters, Kris and Becky. Valerie takes care of the books and works beside Kris everyday as together they share in the belief that they share in the stewardship of their family’s land. The in-laws and Becky work full-time off the farm, and although they still perform many vital farm tasks, it is on Kris and her mother’s shoulders that the majority of the hands-on farm work and management fall. And with the growth of the farm, Kris’s commitment to promoting the state’s agricultural activities has grown as well.

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Heidi Bundy, Tomapo Farm, Lebanon, NH
Posted June 16, 2012
Heidi Bundy, Tomapo Farm, Lebanon, NH

At the top of Storrs Hill from the family farm’s side porch Heidi Bundy looks out over the property that has been in the Storrs – Townsend families since 1769. Below, at the bottom of …

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Lorri Downs, Longhaul Farm, Holderness, NH
Posted November 3, 2011
Lorri Downs, Longhaul Farm, Holderness, NH

Moving from teaching seventh and eighth graders to co-owning and managing a farm and dining pavilion might seem an enormous career jump for many, but though she carries memories of hard work on her parents’ …

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Two Mountain Farm, Andover, NH Two Mountain Farm, Andover, NH

Two Mountain Farm,  Andover NH
Farming has its challenges and rewards. Consider such enticements as breath-taking scenery and working in the open-air; cultivating and improving the soil; and watching seeds morph into immature plants before they …

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Joan O’Connor, Vermicomposter, Henniker, NH
Posted April 16, 2009
Joan O’Connor, Vermicomposter, Henniker, NH

Demystifying the art of vermicomposting a.k.a. worm composting is Joan O’Connor ‘s mission in life. “As long as you don’t freeze, bake, or drown the red wiggler worms (eisenia fetida), they are the most efficient …

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Susan Cutting, Cutting Farm, West Springfield, NH
Posted February 22, 2009
Susan Cutting, Cutting Farm, West Springfield, NH

The self sufficiency that goes with farming is the legacy that both sides of Susan Cutting’s family handed down to their daughter. “Our aim is to feed ourselves, at least as far as we can …

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