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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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Leslie Berkum, van Berkum Nursery, Deerfield, NH
Posted February 4, 2009
Leslie Berkum, van Berkum Nursery, Deerfield, NH

Leslie van Berkum with her husband, Peter, is a full partner in the success of Van Berkum Nursery in Deerfield, New Hampshire. Her primary responsibilities are sales (primarily wholesale), marketing, trade shows, photography, and human …

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Betty Messer, Sunday Mountain Maple Farm, Orford, NH
Posted February 3, 2009
Betty Messer, Sunday Mountain Maple Farm, Orford, NH

(Please note: Betty retired from the sugaring business – 2016)
The full-time bookkeeper, packager, shipper, and marketer of Sunday Mountain Maple Farm  is a 68 year old woman named Betty Messer. She also constitutes the sales …

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Jenny Tapper, Via Lactea Farm, Brookfield, NH
Posted January 28, 2009
Jenny Tapper, Via Lactea Farm, Brookfield, NH

As with many of the farm women, Jenny reports that her farm is a full partnership with her husband, Andy. Both are fully employed on the farm. During the winter Jenny works on the books …

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Lisa Richards, Mack Hill Farm, Marlow, NH
Posted January 25, 2009
Lisa Richards, Mack Hill Farm, Marlow, NH

Lisa left a successful 20 year career in high tech sales and marketing to farm Mack Hill Farm with her husband Frank. During the week she is on her own to care for all the …

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Tracie Loock, Tracie’s Community Farm LLC, Fitzwilliam, NH
Posted January 25, 2009
Tracie Loock, Tracie’s Community Farm LLC, Fitzwilliam, NH

While studying Environmental Horticulture at the University of New Hampshire, Tracie Loock (then Smith), at age 19, started to farm on a small scale to get hands on experience in fulfilling a dream to homestead …

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Katie Surowiec, Surowiec Farm, Sanbornton, NH
Posted January 7, 2009
Katie Surowiec, Surowiec Farm, Sanbornton, NH

From a farming family, Katie graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1986 with a degree in Wildife Management. Her past professional work has encompassed wildlife studies, natural resource inventories, land use planning, and …

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