Beans and Greens Farm, Gilford, NH
At this New Hampshire “Farm of Distinction”, early season begins with a large selection of perennials, hanging baskets, annuals and vegetable plants. As the growing season progresses, the stand moves into berries and homegrown vegetables. A barnyard of young animals and a beehive entertains visitors and an on-site bakery offers fresh baked breads, pies, cookies, and assorted pastries. As the season moves into fall, there are mums, a corn maze, pumpkins,and winter squashes.
Edgewater Farm, Plainfield NH
A family owned farm located on the rich alluvial plains of the Connecticut River. Beginning with a strawberry crop in 1976, today, in 2008, Anne and Pooh Sprague with their two children Sarah and Ray as well as 24 year veteran Mike Harrington manage a farm of 170 acres with about 60 tillable acres on which they grow small fruits and vegetables. They have approximately 60,000 square feet of poly greenhouses in which they grow bedding plants and greenhouse vegetables.
Surowiec Farm, Sanbornton, NH
The farm, a New Hampshire Farm of Distinction, has been in the Surowiec Family since 1917 when it was a poultry and dairy farm. Stephen and his mother established the apple orchard which opened for picking in 1976. The family has continued to diversify its crops to grow vegetables, strawberries, blueberries, cut flowers, as well as their apples. A view to the north and west provides an expansive backdrop to the farmstand.
D Acres of New Hampshire, Dorchester, NH
Founded in 1997, D Acres is an organic farm and educational homestead located in Dorchester, NH. The mission of the organization is to function as an educational center that researches, applies, and teaches skill fo sustainable living and small scale farming. D Acres offers locally grown and prepared foods for sale at local farmer’s markets, online through the Local Foods Plymouth initiative and on the farm’s site.
Tracie’s Community Farm, Fitzwilliam, NH
Tracie’s Community Farm began in 2001 as a small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm in Sullivan, NH. In fall, 2007 after nine years of growing vegetables in Sullivan, the farm moved to its permanent home in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire on 33 acres of conservation land. Family and community helped to move perennials, greenhouses, supplies from Sullivan, and to build a barn from pine harvested and milled on the new site. Today Tracie’s Community Farm’s CSA feeds 210 families in the Monadnock region, and provides produce to a farmstand and area restaurants.
Van Berkum Nursery, Deerfield, NH
Peter and Leslie Van Berkum started their wholesale nursery in 1987, and today they specialize in native perennials with a line called “New England Woodlanders,” which includes strictly propagated plants native to the New England region. In addition to their Woodlander line, the Van Berkums grow over 600 varieties of perennials, both for sun and shade. Their business is primarily to the landscape trade but a growing business is to garden centers.