As of April 1st 2017, New Hampshire Farms Network dissolved its 501(c)(3) status. This website ( will remain live for online research and periodic updates. If you have something that would be of interest to readers (for example, a listing for your farm), please use the contact button in the main menu of the website and we will do our best to post it in a timely manner. Thank you.

Farm Profiles

background and specialties of new hampshire farms

Farm Writers

professionals and students

Farm Women

the vital role of women in new hampshire farms

Farm to Kitchen

recipes feauring new hampshire grown ingredients

Print This Page

Contact the farm

Visit: (Directions)
3 Griffin Road Epsom, NH 03234

Contact the Farm


Your message will go to the farm directly.


Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message


Please enter this code before clicking "send" to cut back on spam submissions:


Home » Epsom, Farm Profiles, Merrimack County (Concord/New London Region)

McClary Hill Farm, Epsom, NH

By Helen Brody


McClary Hill Farm, Epsom, NH

Early American history and modern times merge at McClary Hill Farm in Epsom.  Dave Stewart’s 18th-century farmhouse sits on a hill named for the first Scots-Irish family to settle in the area. Dave, who in a previous career owned a company that manufactured custom-molded polyurethane parts for everything from elevators to food processing plants, has returned to his farming roots. His grandfather was a dairy farmer in Maine, and Dave spent summers and weekends working with him. Now Dave manages his own 138-acre farm with a focus on balanced animal and vegetable production.

To Dave, McClary Hill Farm is also about people. “The reason to have a farm is people,” he says, “so grow your farm around people.” He has built a community space for gatherings, educational and musical events, and has renovated and updated part of the house into a European-style bed and breakfast. He envisions creating a full-diet CSA.

McClary Hill Farm encompasses an old barn, an animal barn, greenhouses, fields and gardens. The community building houses the farmstand, lodging space for farm interns, and a community space large enough to hold a contra dance.  The cellar of the building houses a cheese cave, a three-zone root cellar, a meat locker and workshop.

As part of his effort to be environmentally friendly, Dave applied for and received a Conservation Innovation Grant through the National Resource Conservation Service and USDA. Targeted at farm sustainability, the project made possible biomass heating for the farm and charcoal or biochar production – a system of cooking wood in an enclosed chamber for heat with charcoal as a by-product. By mixing the charcoal with animal manure for fertilizing soil, the carbon is replaced into the ground rather emitted as a gas into the air. In the ground, carbon will remain for eons without harm to the environment.

“The future of my farm is all about putting together the puzzle pieces of agri-tourism, education, community building activities, recreation, and healthy farming,” Dave said.

And great food. “I like to eat,” Dave says, laughing. “It’s really all about the food.”

Dave Stewart
3 Griffin Road
Epsom, NH 03234

Points of Sale:
Farmstand: 1 1/2 miles off Route 4
beef, chicken, pork, turkey (by special order)and a variety of vegetables

Retail only

Opt In Image
Linking Farms, Food, and You

Browse our farm maps and directories to help you find fresh, local food.

Discover local farms near you

Published on: March 2, 2013 Last modified on: May 11, 2016

  For additional news on New Hampshire Farms, agriculture,
and seasonal events, follow us on Facebook