Meadowstone Farm, Bethlehem NH
If one were to find themselves on Brook Road in Bethlehem New Hampshire, it would be wise to make a stop at Meadowstone Farm! A tin horse drawn hay rake mounted upright is the landmark to look for. The rake guards a bridge over quaint meandering stream trickling underneath. Since they purchased the land 14 years ago, farm owners Tim and Jess have been creating an environment of agriculture, education, and community. The farm stand open on a self-server basis from 8–5:30. Buy eggs, meat, goat cheese, and seasonal vegetables. 2021 CSA share now available.
Dimond Hill Farm, Concord, NH
From its inception in 1827 until the mid-1950s, Dimond Hill was a living example of the storybook version of a New England family farm. For five generations the family milked a herd of Ayrshire cows, raised pigs and chickens for consumption, kept draft and riding horses, harvested hay and silage, and raised a variety of vegetables. In the mid-1950s, dairy production took center stage as the family moved into selling milk and cream, delivering them in farm-labeled glass bottles to local area homes. Dairy production transitioned into growing vegetables and fruits in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Dimond Hill farm stand is open daily from 10–6:00 with lots of new products to see and sample, including naturally-grown produce, maple syrup, pickles, breads, cheeses, meats, eggs, pastas, pies, ice cream, and other delicious regional products.
Field to Fork Farm, Chester, NH
Field to Fork Farm is as much a literal description as it is a clever title, as farmer/owner Patrick Connelly firmly believes that products derived straight from pasture-raised, organically fed animals are the best available. This belief is primarily rooted in nutrition, as Connelly and his wife Daniela both have a background in the field of health. They met at Boston University while pursuing their Masters in Public Health and moved to South Africa after graduation to work for the treatment of HIV/AIDS (Patrick as a health economist and Daniela as a medical doctor). Field to Fork Farm sells premium grass fed beef, organically raised pork, maple syrup, honey, and vegetable offerings.
Emery Farm, Durham, NH
Emery Farm has been in the family for eleven generations. Here, you can shop from a variety of local products such as farm-fresh vegetables, pumpkins, baked goods, locally-made crafts, jams, fall mum, and more! Pick your own strawberries and blueberries while they’re in season. Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas trees, and wreaths are also available seasonally. Buy annual and perennial plants and flowers at the garden center.
Beaver Pond Farm, Newport, NH
A “National Bicentennial Farm,” as it was chopped out of virgin woodland in 1780, now has a thriving maple sugaring business with 2,500 taps for New Hampshire graded syrup beginning in March. Beaver Pond Farm, “The freshest and the best since 1780” provides their own and locally-grown maple syrup, fruits & veggies, baked goods, meat, and other specialty foods for sale at the farm stand. Pick your own raspberries and blueberries during the summer. Hay, firewood, Christmas trees, and balsam wreaths are also sold by the farm.
Minglewood Farm, Laconia, NH
Tucked away in Laconia, New Hampshire is a 17-acre property owned by Karen and Tom Barker. One-tenth of an acre is now occupied by Minglewood Farm—a highly productive “nano farm” appropriately named after the Grateful Dead song “New Minglewood Blues” due to the diversity of hard and soft wood forests surrounding the property. Though the farm itself may be small in size, the techniques and care put into each garden largely influence the sustainability and health of the surrounding forests and ecosystems.
Laconia, NH 03246