Every farm has a story to tell — its history, its farming methods, its beliefs, and its goals for the future. New Hampshire Farms Network (NHFN) was established in 2008, first to tell their stories, and then to communicate their importance to the state’s food security, community health, economic development, and land conservation efforts. Our audience – there are no membership requirements – is the NH community and any visitor who has a keen interest in and desire to visit the state and buy the food these farms produce. The website is impartial in its outlook and is supported by donations.
NHFN was established after a book, New Hampshire: From Farm to Kitchen, was published in 2004. The book was well received but it was able to profile only 30 of the state’s over 4,000 farms. With the help of a volunteer webmaster, the New Hampshire Farms Network and www.newhampshirefarms.net were born to continue uncovering farm stories. As more farms were profiled, and visitorship grew, requests came in urging additional information – where to buy the farm’s foods, recipes, a calendar, and links to educational organizations and social media.