Farm Profiles November 2019

Beaver Pond Farm, Newport, NH

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. During the summer their crops include a pick your own raspberry patch and blueberries and vegetables at the stand. Fall is pumpkin and apple season and in December there are wreaths made from their own brush and trees grown on the farm. Also, other local products available.

Address: 50 McDonough Road & 1047, John Stark Hwy,
Newport, NH 03773
Phone: +1 (603) 543-1107

Fuller’s Sugarhouse, Lancaster, NH

Fuller’s Sugarhouse, Lancaster, NH

Sugaring comes early in a person’s life, if it is going to come at all. For Dave Fuller, he was a young teen when he was introduced to the mystery of tapping the sugar maple for its sweet sap. Now, sugaring is what he does. He taps the trees; he boils the syrup, and packages it. No mystery here; sugaring and the business of maple syrup is his full time passion.

In January, Dave and his son, James, begin repairing their snow buried tubing for the coming season. Because the earliest sap is usually the sweetest, they want to be ready and sap appears in mysterious ways; one never knows when the daytime temperature will climb high enough for the sap to begin flowing. Forty degrees is about the temperature they are looking for. In the North Country, it can be as early as late February. The family taps over 9,500 maple trees in the Lancaster area and boils down over 160,000 gallons of maple sap to produce over 4,000 gallons of maple syrup. End of the season syrup is dark and is considered commercial grade. Mrs. Fuller, who makes the maple candy and sugar and runs the family store in Lancaster prefers it for cooking because of its intense sweetness and flavor.

Address: 267 Main St,
Lancaster, NH 03584
Phone: +1 (877) 788-2719

Tomapo Farm, Lebanon, NH

Tomapo Farm, Lebanon, NH

Take a quick peek into the Tomapo Farm brochure and you’ll learn that the folks who tend to things on Storrs Hill “have been bringing you pure New Hampshire maple and other Yankee ingenuity,” since 1769. The farm on Storrs Hill Road dates back well over 200 years under one family. The U.S Department of Agriculture has recognized it as one of the few bicentennial farms in the country. Tomapo Farm offers Retail firewood for sale & retail and wholesale maple syrup products including syrup, candy, cream and sugar.

Address: 110 Storrs Hill Rd,
Lebanon, NH 03766
Phone: +1 (603) 448-1145

Bailey Farm, Lyme, NH

Bailey Farm, Lyme, NH

It’s November and a time when packs of coyotes roam the fields at night near where 1000 Thanksgiving White Holland turkeys are housed on the Bailey Farm in Lyme, NH. “Don’t worry about waking me,” says Dan Bailey who owns the farm with his wife Millie. “I can’t sleep anyway.” After all, one coyote much less a pack, could wipe out the flock that he has been nurturing for six months, feeding his birds an expensive mixture of ground soybean and corn with a few squash added to the yard to peck at. Arriving soon was a friend with some traps. Dan was just as emphatic about importance of exercise for his turkeys; lots of walking around in the fresh air adds to  the health of the birds, and lends to the flavor that his buyers crave.

Address: 294 Dartmouth College Hwy,
Lyme, NH 03768
Phone: +1 (603) 795-4528

Riverslea Farm, Epping, NH

Riverslea Farm, Epping, NH

“In 1991 when we bought a 200 year old farm in disrepair, we did not have a plan, we just thought it would be a nice place to live and fix up,” says Jeff Conrad who, with his wife Liz owns Riverslea Farm in Epping, NH.  The Conrads’ early renovations, however, began to take on a life of their own. After turning their old farm house into a comfortable and infinitely livable home, they went to work on their barns to start on what would become the Riverslea Farm. Now, the family farm raises sheep and goats for selling meat, skins and wool. High quality washable sheepskins and wool products are for sale at the farm shop and by mail.

Address:  362 N River Rd,
Epping, NH 03042
Phone: +1 (603) 679-2629

Farm Profiles October 2019

Applecrest Farm Orchards, Hampton Falls, NH

Applecrest Farm Orchards, Hampton Falls, NH

Applecrest Farm Orchards is the oldest and largest apple orchard in the state of New Hampshire, as well as the oldest continuously operated apple orchard in the United States, since 1913 . An “Apple Train” ran the weekly route from Boston to the rolling orchards of Applecrest Farm. Nowadays, this year-round apple orchard grows over 40 varieties of apples, peaches, berries, sweet corn, pumpkins, summer vegetables. Also find all-natural apple cider, made-from-scratch confectioneries, and a range of locally produced farm goods.

Address: 133 Exeter Rd,
Hampton Falls, NH 03844
Phone: +1 (603) 926-3721

Appleview Orchard, Pittsfield, NH

Appleview Orchard, Pittsfield, NH

Appleview Orchard is a kid-friendly, hilltop apple orchard located just a few minutes off of the highway in Pittsfield, NH. Walk through the scenic farm and pick your own apples from classic and heirloom varieties. While you’re there, look through an assortment of local treats and other gifts at their Country Gift Shoppe. Enjoy freshly picked apples, gourmet ice cream, homemade apple crisp, waffles, cones, brownies and more. Seasonal hayrides on the weekends and group tours on weekdays.

Address: 1266 Upper City Rd,
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Phone: +1 (603) 435-3553

Riverview Farm, Plainfield, NH

Riverview Farm, Plainfield, NH

The 44-acre Riverview Farm is home to over 1,600 apple trees, hundreds of blueberry, fall raspberry and currant bushes, pumpkins, corn and cut-your-own flowers. A picnic area and barn store, with products from their own and neighboring farms, add to the visitor’s experience. The family’s friendly dogs may greet you. And nowadays you can see bald eagles, geese, and many other birds fly over the river. The farm has a corn maze for wandering, hayrides as another way to reach the orchards and enjoy the scenery. Safe and comfortable for every member of the family, the entire farm is handicap accessible for your convenience.

Address: 141 River Rd,
Plainfield, NH 03781
Phone: +1 (603) 298-8519

McClary Hill Farm, Epsom, NH

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, manages his own 138-acre farm with a focus on balanced animal and vegetable production. See the fresh, organically-raised meats, dairy, poultry, eggs, honey that the farm has to offer. McClary Hill Farm encompasses an old barn, an animal barn, greenhouses, fields, gardens, and home of the new Blasty Bough Brewing Company with live music, too.

Address: 3 Griffin Rd,
Epsom, NH 03234
Phone: +1 (603) 738-4717

Manning Hill Farm, Winchester, NH

Manning Hill Farm, Winchester, NH

With the purchase of an 1874 farm house and 126 acres of land in 2005, Sarah and Sam became a welcome addition to New Hampshire’s hardworking first generation farmers. The couple decided that their primary focus would be to produce good quality milk. It was a big decision to start milking cows from scratch. To set themselves apart from the rest of the dairy industry, they decided on milking and breeding the rarely seen heritage Dutch Belted dairy cows (not to be confused with Belted Galloway beef cattle). Dutch Belted are known for producing premium quality naturally homogenized milk. With only 200 registered in the U.S, the breed also offered the couple the opportunity to begin a breeding up program and make a contribution to farm animal preservation. Come taste the premium milk for yourself. The farm also offers fresh eggs, maple syrup, grass-fed beef, pork and chicken for sale.

Address: 79 Old Manning Hill Rd,
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: +1 (603) 239-4397


Farnum Hill Ciders at Poverty Lane Orchards, Lebanon, NH

Farnum Hill Ciders at Poverty Lane Orchards, Lebanon, NH

Farnum Hill cider is a “true” cider – an alcoholic beverage fermented from apples, exactly as a wine is fermented from grapes. Their ciders are 6.5 -7.5% alcohol, tend toward the dry, sharp, and fruity and come from true cider apples of English, French, and American origin. Owners Steve Wood and Louisa Spencer are setting a trend for the return of cider’s pre-Prohibition glory. To quote Steve , “Johnny Appleseed planted the frontier for cider, after all – “Mom and apple pie” came later, blotting out certain enjoyable truths from the national memory.”

Address: 98 Poverty Ln,
Lebanon, NH 03766
Phone: +1 (603) 448-1511

Farm Profiles September 2019

Brookdale Fruit Farm, Hollis, NH

Brookdale Fruit Farm, Hollis, NH

Since the profile of the Brookdale Fruit Farm appeared in the book New Hampshire: From Farm to Kitchen, and which spawned newhampshirefarms.net, much on the farm has changed, yet much remains the same with the Hardy and Whittemore families remaining in control. The Brookdale farm seems to spawn businesses. Their wholesale business continues to flourish with the demand for locally-grown produce, becoming one of the state’s largest retail, pick-your-own, and wholesale growers of fruits and vegetables.

Address: 41 Broad St,
Hollis, NH 03049
Phone: +1 (603) 465-2240

Benedikt Dairy, Goffstown, NH

Benedikt Dairy, Goffstown, NH

One has to admire the courage of Melissa and Max Blindow, they have invested in a long-term venture. “You seed Benedikt Dairy their vegetables in the spring, harvest and sell in the summer, and are hopefully able to relax for a couple months in the winter. But with a dairy there is an expensive infrastructure of buildings, animals, equipment, and supplies that must be purchased and then, of course, a market must be developed and built on” says Max. Good fortune came their way as they found a welcoming neighborhood wanting to buy their raw milk, eggs, yogurt, cheese and meats by CSA subscription or at the farm stand.

Address: 97 Shirley Hill Rd,
Goffstown, NH 03045
Phone: +1 (603) 801-7056

Yankee Farmer’s Market, Warner, NH

Yankee Farmer’s Market, Warner, NH

To help pay for college, Brian Farmer made extra money flipping buffalo burgers for his cousin at fair concession stands. Needing extra help, he hired a very attractive college pal who happened to be a co-ed name Keira and a year later they were married.  Today, the couple runs the Yankee Farmer’s Market – a NH Buffalo farm that sells a variety of local products including USDA inspected pasture-raised bison meat, elk, venison, naturally raised chicken, free-range turkey, pastured pork and grass-fed beef along with other offerings available on the farm.

Address: 360 New Hampshire Rte 103,
Warner, NH 03278
Phone: +1 (603) 456-2833

Barrett Hill Farm, Mason, NH

Barrett Hill Farm, Mason, NH

Offering a wide selection of ready-to-eat organic vegetables and fruit along with pasture-raised meats. Barret Hill Farm is located high on a hill in Mason, NH. The farmstand represents the best of old Yankee technologies. Each board was hand hewn from trees felled on the farm and constructed in the post and beam fashion. The granite posts were found on the farm and chipped with stone nippers where necessary to form the pillars and posts of the stand. In season, the farm stand shelves are alive with color and products largely grown or produced on the farm. Those that are not, are purchased only from local community businesses. The stand is a feast for the eyes both architecturally and with product. And their old traveling stand still makes the rounds to local farmers’ markets.

Address: 450 Fitchburg Rd,
Mason, NH 03048
Phone: +1 (603) 878-4022

McLeod Orchards, Milford, NH

McLeod Orchards, Milford, NH

A family-owned and operated farm for over 70 years, McLeod Orchards was founded by Donald K. McLeod, graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Animal Husbandry back in 1927. On impulse, or perhaps desperation, Donald left that desk in 1946, bought a farm in Milford, and planted two orchards, one for apples and a smaller one for peaches. Donald W. died in 1991, leaving the orchards to his wife and two daughters, Kris Mossey and Becky McLeod. As the wholesale apple business was beginning to decline from global competition, the three McLeod ladies decided that the primary business would continue to be apples, but by diversifying the farm to include summer vegetables and berries, they would be able to extend their production season and diversify their crops to take full advantage of the local farmers’ markets. The ladies also decided to increase the variety of apples, replant the peach orchard, and add fall vegetables and a fall CSA to their late season offerings.

Address: 735 N River Rd,
Milford, NH 03055
Phone: +1 (603) 673-3544


Crazy H Farm, Claremont, NH

Crazy H Farm, Claremont, NH

Expect a warm welcome when you drive into the Haynes family Crazy H farmstead in Claremont, NH. Jenni Haynes’ bright eyes and rosy cheeks radiate a joy for farm living and pride in her upbringing. “My parents wanted to raise their family on a farm, and they encouraged each of their children to focus on one hobby that interested us”. The Crazy H is a bio-dynamic farm in which life interconnects: the horses are used for haying and logging, their manure plus pine shavings make the compost used for mulching blueberries. Everything is done “the old-fashioned way” without pesticides, antibiotics, or hormones. At the Crazy H, it’s a cage-free world. While Jenni has traveled to Europe and Africa, it is clear that her preferred universe remains planet Crazy H.

Address: 50 Canter Pl,
Claremont, NH 03743
Phone: +1 (603) 542-3706

Farm Profiles August 2019

Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH

Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH

While Stonewall Farm, as a nonprofit 120 acre educational center has existed for 20 years, its agricultural roots as a working farm reach back over 250 years to 1759. Successive families managed the fields, pastures, and woodlots through the Chase family, who owned and ran Stonewall Farm during most of the 20th century. They steadily grew a dairy presence which delivered fresh milk throughout Keene and nearby towns. In 1994 the Chase family transferred ownership to Michael Kidder who in turn partnered with other Keene community members to formally charter and secure all of the Stonewall Farm property under the current nonprofit organization.

Address: 242 Chesterfield Rd,
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: +1 (603) 357-7278

Cheshire Garden, Winchester NH

Cheshire Garden, Winchester NH

Winchester’s Cheshire Garden began in 1986 when Patti Powers and her husband, Ralph Legrande, a former chef, purchased a barren piece of land on Burt Hill Road with the goal of transforming it into fertile organic beds and an orchard for the business. Today, Cheshire Garden’s preserves, mustards and vinegars are made from organically grown heirloom berries, fruits and herbs.

Address: 277 Burt Hill Rd,
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: +1 (603) 239-4173

Autumn Harvest Farm, Grafton, NH

Autumn Harvest Farm, Grafton, NH

“To be successful as a farmer, you must earn a living year around,” says Suzanne LeBlanc, describing a Herculean 15 year effort to restore rocky farmland to productivity. “I know it is difficult to do in New Hampshire, but I know it can happen.” Today, Autumn Harvest Farm offers it’s visitors a b&b farm retreat style space in Grafton, New Hampshire, along with delicious local food and beautiful quilts for sale.

Address: 7 Johnson Ln,
Grafton, NH 03240
Phone: +1 (603) 632-9144

Bly Farm, Wolfeboro, NH

Bly Farm, Wolfeboro, NH

“It’s a kind of one of those hidden gems on the side of a country road. Pick up some corn or fresh veggies from the farm stand and grab an ice cream. ” The “hidden gem” feeling is what Vince and Cynthia Blandini hope to convey in Wolfeboro NH, growing a large selection of annuals, hardy perennials, herbs, hanging baskets, starter plants, fruits, and seasonal vegetables. There are locally made jams, jellies, preserves, maple syrup, and honey. Also offered at the farm stand are Cynthia’s home baked pies, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and, most recently from Cynthia’s kitchen, blueberry muffins made with their own fresh picked blueberries.

Address: 620 Center St,
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Phone: +1 (603) 569-1411

White Gates Farm, Tamworth, NH

White Gates Farm, Tamworth, NH

Thirty years ago the name White Gates Farm represented simply a stand of pine woods. To quote Heather Letarte, “when we say ‘we started from scratch in 1982,’ we mean scratch.”  Since then, single-handedly Heather and Hank Letarte, while working full-time off the farm, have built a house for their family and managed several small agricultural endeavors, such as pumpkin patches, Christmas trees, and a few animals. All the while they yearned to take the farm to ‘the next level.’ At White Gates Farm you can find natural beef, pork, chicken, fresh produce, wood fired pizza and more.

Address: 2153 Cleveland Hill Rd,
Tamworth, NH 03886
Phone: +1 (603) 662-7538


Work Song Farm, Hopkinton, NH

Work Song Farm, Hopkinton, NH

Work Song Farm is a certified organic farm that has a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and also operates a summer farmstand that sells freshly picked vegetables each Saturday at the Contoocook summer farmer’s market and Wednesdays at the Hopkinton Farmers Market. For Abby and Dan, the best part of farming is the connection they have with their customers who come each week to pick up their CSA shares at the farmstand or visit the farmers market.

Address: 284 Beech Hill Rd,
Hopkinton, NH 03229
Phone: +1 (603) 219-0297

Farm Profiles July 2019

Beans and Greens Farm, Gilford, NH

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.

Address: 245 Intervale Rd,
Gilford, NH 03249
Phone: +1 (603) 293-2853

Edgewater Farm, Plainfield NH

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.

Address: 246 NH-12A,
Plainfield, NH 03781, USA
Phone: +1 (603) 298-5764

Surowiec Farm, Sanbornton, NH

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.

Address: 53 Perley Hill Rd,
Sanbornton, NH 03269
Phone: +1 (603) 286-4069

D Acres of New Hampshire, Dorchester, NH

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.

Address: 218 Streeter Woods Rd,
Dorchester, NH 03266
Phone: +1 (603) 786-2366

Tracie’s Community Farm, Fitzwilliam, NH

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.

Address: 72 Jaffrey Rd,
Fitzwilliam, NH 03447
Phone: +1 (603) 994-4629


Van Berkum Nursery, Deerfield, NH

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.

Address: 4 James Rd,
Deerfield, NH 03037
Phone: +1 (603) 463-7663

Farm Profiles June 2019

Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn, Contoocook, NH

Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn, Contoocook, NH

For eighteen years Beech Hill Ice Cream Barn has been a magnet for both area residents and tourists who want to purchase NH made goods, plants and unique garden decorations, farm-raised meats, and ice cream. Nine generations of the Kimball family have worked the land at Beech Hill Farm which was originally granted to Aaron Kimball by the King of England in 1771. On Memorial Day 2015, as they sat on a glider shaded by a 200 year old shag bark hickory in front of the 1800 farmhouse, Donna and Bob Kimball spoke of their five decades of life at Beech Hill.

Address: 107 Beech Hill Rd,
Hopkinton, NH 03229
Phone: +1 (603) 223-0828

Windy Ridge Orchard, North Haverhill, NH

Windy Ridge Orchard, North Haverhill, NH

At Windy Ridge Orchard in North Haverhill, farming is truly a family affair. Dick and Ann Fabrizio purchased the farm in 1967 and transformed it from a small dairy operation to an apple orchard, which has grown considerably in size and scope over the past five decades. The Fabrizios had off the farm jobs while building the orchard and raising their five children. Today as retirees, Dick and Ann run Windy Ridge full-time.

Address: 1775 Benton Rd,
North Haverhill, NH 03774
Phone: +1 (603) 787-6377

Tarrnation Flower Farm, Sugar Hill, NH

Tarrnation Flower Farm, Sugar Hill, NH

Many a driver has slowed the car while passing the quaint Tarrnation Flower Farm in Sugar Hill, mesmerized by the immaculate layout and precise beauty of the landscape. An old oak tree towers over the red barn, neat rows of perennials curve away from the quiet road, perfectly shaped crab apple trees border the lawn, annuals grow in straight lines alongside vegetables, and the stone pathway to the small house at the farm is interspersed with bright pansies.

Address: 96 Streeter Pond Rd,
Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Phone: +1 (603) 823-5369

 

The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem, NH

The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem, NH

The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem is pushing the “Buy Local” movement beyond the traditional farm fare of vegetables, meat, and dairy. The main crop at The Rocks is Christmas trees, which are both locally grown and farm fresh, but The Rocks also provides agri- and eco-tourism opportunities, along with year-round educational programs in its capacity as the North Country Conservation and Education Center for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.

Address: 4 Christmas Lane,
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: +1 (603) 444-6228

Apple Hill Farm, Concord, NH

Apple Hill Farm, Concord, NH

Over 20 years ago Diane and Chuck Souther started Apple Hill Farm from unproductive open space within sight of the state capitol in Concord. Today they have a substantial planting of 45 different varieties of apples planted on the hillside overlooking their farmstand and berry patch. Twenty different flavors of peaches and a small number of plum trees fill out their orchards. Pick your own strawberries are their first summer berry crop, followed by blueberries, raspberries, and black black currants. Vegetables grown on the farm complement their berries at farmers markets

Address: 580 Mountain Rd,
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: +1 (603) 224-8862


LaValley Farms, Suncook, NH

LaValley Farms, Suncook, NH

Chris and Danielle LaValley worked on Blake Farms in Pembroke as teenagers. In 2006, they purchased the property – it was then that reality struck; there is a difference between working on a farm and owning a farm. Where to begin? Chris took on the responsibility of learning the science and methodology of farming so he could manage the fields. Danielle, began as cashier. As demand for their fresh products increased, she became the bookkeeper and manager for their retail farmstands in Hooksett and Manchester. Today the LaValleys in addition to the original farmland in Pembroke, but also farm in Allenstown and Hooksett to provide enough product for their increasing number of retail customers.

Address: 1801 Hooksett Rd,
Hooksett, NH 03106
Phone: +1 (603) 485-3541

Farm Profiles May 2019

Huntoon Farm, Danbury, NH

Huntoon Farm, Danbury, NH

Huntoon Farm in Danbury, NH is a 6-generation family farm that raises beef, pork, chicken, and turkey with an on-site kitchen that makes bakery sweets and other freshly prepared items. Phil and Donna are excited about the expansion of their line of meat products as they like having a range – beef, pork, chicken, and turkey. “I don’t think we’ll go into rabbits,” Donna says, with a laugh, “but there’s definitely a call for lamb, which appeals to me because it was historically part of the farm.” The couple is always weighing questions about the future against the farm’s past.

Address: 46 Huntoon Rd,
Danbury, NH 03230
Phone: +1 (603) 768-5579

Inheritance Farm, Chichester, NH

Inheritance Farm, Chichester NH

Inheritance Farm Permaculture located in Chichester offers permaculture & sustainability education, creating a welcoming learning environment for sustainability and permaculture in New Hampshire. In the summer of 2015, Inheritance Farm hosted the 3rd Annual New Hampshire Permaculture Day, an event previously held at D Acres of New Hampshire. This event included tours and forty classes, and the theme was “Emerging Permaculture.” Their classes included how to establish a permaculture farm, how to make rocket mass heaters, how to gather wild edibles, and how to make a bench by hand. They invited guests to share their knowledge about permaculture for some of the classes.

Address: 112 Pleasant St,
Chichester, NH 03258
Phone: +1 (603) 717-1818

Ragged View Farm, Andover, NH

Ragged View Farm, Andover NH

Ragged View Farm in Andover is a farm that raises pigs, cows and produces homemade maple syrup from the local maple trees. Growing up working on his uncle’s farm, Mark Cowdrey is no amateur when it comes to farming. Originally working as a carpenter, he began becoming more invested in his small, at-home farm when jobs began to grow scarce. With hard work and dedication, Mark took on the challenge of turning his 18 acres of land into the farm he had always dreamed of.

Address: 111 Bradley Lake Rd,
Andover, NH 03216
Phone: +1 (603) 724-7511

 

Harding Hill Farm, Sunapee, NH

Harding Hill Farm, Sunapee NH

Harding Hill Farm in Sunapee is a 3rd generation family farm provides sustainable forest management services, sells firewood, maple syrup and raises a small herd of grass-fed beef cattle. Founded by Richard H. Webb in 1948, the farm includes a large white farm-house, a red barn with a cupola and solar panels, and spacious fields surrounded by forest. Richard purchased the property with the intent to run a bed and breakfast near the Mt. Sunapee ski area which opened in the same year.

Address: 524 Stagecoach Rd,
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: +1 603-742-8495

Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farm, Contoocook, NH

Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farm, Contoocook NH

Along the banks of the Contoocook River sits a family-run, community-loved Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farm. Bohanan Farm has been a thriving farm since the turn of the 20th century. Established by Lester Bohanan, it has been in his family for generations, with his great-granddaughter Heather and her husband, Jamie Robinson, its current owners. Bohanan Farm is home to 230 milk cows that produce 38,000 8 oz. servings every day.

Address: 945 Penacook Rd,
Hopkinton, NH 03229
Phone: +1 (603) 717-5873


Lewis Farm, Concord, NH

Lewis Farm, Concord, NH

Lewis Farm, less that 3 miles away from Concord center is sustainable family owned and operated farm with a CSA & Farm Stand, dedicated to supporting the local Concord community. In 1992, early in Harry Lewis’s farming career, he decided to raise flowers. “I had 650 hanging baskets that year,” he says, “but it was such a cold, wet spring and summer, no one was buying flowers. I sold only one!” The heartbreak he felt way back then still carries in his voice. “I couldn’t compete with big box stores that sold flowers for half the price. After that, I began raising vegetables. People have to eat.”

Address: 192 Silk Farm Rd,
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: +1 (603) 228-6230

Farm Profiles April 2019

Meadowstone Farm, Bethlehem NH

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.

Address: 809 Brook Road,
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone: +1 (603) 444-0786

Dimond Hill Farm, Concord, NH

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.

Address: 314 Hopkinton Rd,
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: +1 (603-496-8218


Field to Fork Farm, Chester, NH

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).

Address: 522 Haverhill Rd,
Chester, NH 03036
Phone: +1 603-548-4331

 

Emery Farm, Durham, NH

Emery Farm, Durhan, NH

Emery Farm has been in the family for eleven generations. The farm sells annual and perennial plants and flowers, pick your own strawberries and blueberries, large variety of fresh vegetables, pumpkins, grown on the farm. Other local products available including baked goods, locally made crafts, jams and fall mum. Also, Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas trees and wreaths are available in season. On-site farmstand open seasonally.

Address: 147 Piscataqua Rd,
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: +1 603-742-8495

Beaver Pond Farm, Newport, NH

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. During the summer their crops include a pick your own raspberry patch and blueberries and vegetables at the stand. Fall is pumpkin and apple season and in December there are wreaths made from their own brush and trees grown on the farm. Also, other local products available.

Address: 50 McDonough Road & 1047, John Stark Hwy,
Newport, NH 03773
Phone: +1 603-543-1107


Minglewood Farm, Laconia, NH

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.

Address: 129 Lane Rd,
Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: +1 (603) 528-8560

Farm Profiles March 2019

Muster Field Farm, North Sutton, NH

	 Muster Field Farm, North Sutton, NH

The wonderful Muster Field Farm is a farm that has a lot of historical value in the tiny town of Sutton, New Hampshire. The farm was founded as the Harvey Homestead in 1772 by Matthew Harvey. The original house that was built had burnt down in 1787. The current house that is on the property was built shortly after, but has expanded since it was built. The new house was used as a tavern for the locals to drink at, the first post office and first library in Sutton, and a home for the descendants of the Harveys. In total, eight generations of Harvey descendants lived on the farm and added to it.

Address: PO Box 118 Harvey Rd,
North Sutton, New Hampshire 03260
Phone: +1 603-927-4276

Canterbury Aleworks, Canterbury, NH

Canterbury Aleworks, Canterbury, NH

Canterbury Aleworks is a small brewery established in 2012. Located in Canterbury, New Hampshire, the brewery is run by Steve Allman, with help from his family.

In 1985 Steve Allman bought 72 acres of land and in 1987 built a small cabin that he would call home. He named his farm “Hidden Wonders” because of its hidden location and reputation as “the seven wonders of Canterbury” and began producing vegetables and meat for his family in 1996

Address: 305 Baptist Hill Rd,
Canterbury, NH 03224
Phone: +1 603-491-4539

 

Krebs Farm, Sanbornton, N.H.

Krebs Farm, Sanbornton, N.H.

Please excuse my appearance, I’ve been slaughtering chickens all morning” Ralph Rathjen explains. His jeans are covered in dirt, dried blood, and a few stray chicken feathers. Ralph Rathjen, owner of KREBS Farm, walks around his property with his dog Holly, a black-lab mix who, a rescue dog, trails along behind him.
“I always get phone calls asking if Mr. Krebs is around,” Ralph laughs, “but Mr. Krebs doesn’t exist. That’s not my name.” He explains that KREBS is actually the initials of all his family members: his wife Kristen, Ralph, and his children Elizabeth, Ben and Sophie.

Address: 315 Upper Bay Rd,
Sanbornton, NH 03269
Phone: +1 603-556-9249

 

Ski Hearth Farm, Sugar Hill, NH

Ski Hearth Farm, Sugar Hill, NH

With a vast view of Franconia Ridge and Cannon Mountain across the widespread field, Ski Hearth Farm is picturesque and “sells itself”, according to farm manager David White. The historic farm house- one of the oldest structures found in the area- is a reminder of the long history of the farm property and its previous owners. Beginning with Selden Hannah’s famous potato farm in the 1940’s, to Olympic Skier Bode Miller, to present-day owner Davis Mangold, Ski Hearth has been an important resource in the agricultural and agri-tourism community of the North Country.

Address: 392 Streeter Pond Rd,
Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Phone: +1 603-823-5560

 

Bartlett Farm Dairy, Concord, NH

Bartlett Farm Dairy, Concord, NH

Bartlett Farm Dairy in Concord is a family farm, through and through. Scott and Craig’s great-grandfather bought the land in 1924 and built a second story on on the house to accommodate his seven children. Today, Scott and his father, Alan, manage the farming, while brother Craig focuses on marketing their milk to local outlets. Scott always knew he would continue the family legacy, leaving only for a brief time to earn a degree in animal science before returning to the farm. The Bartletts were able to begin selling and marketing their own milk in 2011 when Craig rejoined the family business.

Address: 471 Josiah Bartlett Road,
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Phone: +1 603-731-3213

 

Ledge Top Farm, Wilton, NH

Ledge Top Farm, Wilton, NH

With the help of a co-worker and some pigs with appetites, a garden was rooted out and cleared into three acres of fertile land. Tom Mitchell, a Milford (NH) High School biology teacher, began the creation of Ledge Top Farm. Tom recalls, “When I started planting rhubarb back in 1975, I hit ledge within six inches. It seemed all digging projects hit ledge, so being at the top of a hill, the name came together.” Tucked away in the woods of Wilton, New Hampshire, Tom found his unexpected calling. Ledge Top Farm operates under an organic version of the Golden Rule because Tom “wouldn’t want to eat food that has chemicals,” and, therefore, refuses to sell such crops to his community.

Address: 487 Lyndeborough Rd,
Wilton, NH 03086
Phone: +1 603-620-7302

 

Spring Hill Farm, Sanbornton, NH

Spring Hill Farm, Sanbornton, NH

“Health, Heritage, Harmony” – words written boldly on the sign for Spring Hill Farm, an 85 acre farm in the small town of Sanbornton, New Hampshire…When asked to elaborate, Eric said, “For ‘health,’ the Hippocrates quote, ‘let food be thy medicine’ sums it up.” For “heritage,” he’s talking about his passion for preserving the land, the animal breeds he’s raising, and their 1800s house. As for “harmony,” a visitor can see such concord in the use of livestock, compost, and minerals to restore the soil in order to grow the most nutritious and robust fruits and vegetables.

Address: 165 Hunkins Pond Rd,
Sanbornton, NH 03269
Phone: +1 603-957-1186

Farm Profiles February 2019

Riley’s Farm, Epping, NH

Riley’s Farm, Epping, NH

Riley’s Farm is a “no judgment zone,” as the goal is to create and build positive relationships with horses and riders of all levels. Linsay personifies that philosophy as she offers a quick hello to each of her horses who eagerly watch and nicker to her upon her approach, their actions demonstrating the respect and trust each has for the other. So whether you are contemplating sitting in a saddle for the first time ever or want to take the next step to advance your horsemanship skills, be sure to check out what Riley’s Farm can offer you!

Address: 74 Hedding Road (Rte 87),
Epping, NH, 03042
Phone: +1 603-793-9919

Pinewoods Yankee Farm, Lee, NH

Pinewoods Yankee Farm, Lee, NH

Tina and her husband, Erick, established the farm about 30 years ago, with the name originating from a dog kennel that Erick’s father once owned. Little did they know that the purchase of a herd of Angus cattle from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) would provide the foundation for Pinewoods Yankee Farm.

Address: 93 North River Road,
Lee, New Hampshire 03861
Phone: +1 603-659-8106

 

Back 40 Acre Farm, Chester, NH

Back 40 Acre Farm, Chester, NH

Fresh, natural, and local are only a few of many words to describe the quality of the products available at Back 40 Acre Farm. Bill Ahie is the “chief cook and bottle washer” and proud of it. His attention to detail is paramount, and he sees to the daily order of tasks that call on him from all around the farm. He is on the go 24/7 with many projects on the “to do” list. This former Army Veteran from the Vietnam era and canine police officer for many years continues to be on a mission. The farm is his mission, and nothing is overlooked.

Address: 75 Fremont Road,
Chester, New Hampshire 03036
Phone: +1 603 300-6956

 

Robie Farm, Piermont, NH

Robie Farm, Piermont, NH

One of the staples at Robie Farm is their raw milk. This milk has three very important purposes. It is used for their cheeses, which are made on site, and it is also sold and used to feed calves. As of 2016, they have about 20 dairy cows that are milked daily. Lee milks the cows two days a week, while Mark milks them the rest of the week. Each of their cows has a name, and they keep track of lineage by naming each calf using the first letter of the mother’s name.

Address: 25 Route 10, 
Piermont, NH 03779
Phone: +1 603-272-4872

 

Barker’s Farm, Stratham, NH

Barker’s Farm, Stratham, NH

Approximately 35 – 40 of the 80 acres that belong to Barker’s Farm is under production with a variety of produce and flowers. The fields are surrounded by wooded areas that also connect to conservation land and town parks such as Stratham Hill Park. Edie’s passion for the area and cultivation of healthy produce is evident in her tone as she describes how the land is cared for.

Address: 216 Portsmouth Ave,
Stratham, NH 03885
Phone: +1 603 778-1039

 

Victory Aquaponics, Londonderry, NH

Victory Aquaponics, Londonderry, NH

Ross feeds the fish a vegetarian diet of organic grain. The water flows from the fish tanks into a biological filter filled with small plastic balls with spiked protrusions where the ammonia in the waste produced by the fish is converted by beneficial bacteria first into nitrites then nitrates
which is what the plants thrive on.

Address: 17 Brewster Rd,
Londonderry, NH 03038
Phone: +1 781-974-0908

 

Greenhill Collective Farm, Sutton, NH

Greenhill Collective Farm, Sutton, NH

Greenhill Collective Farm, located in Sutton, New Hampshire, is a small, off the grid, certified organic farm owned and operated by Ben Dobrowski and his family. The “Collective” part of the farm name is related to the vision of eventually renting out small portions of the farm to people that want to farm but don’t have the land to. They specialize in the production of organic vegetables sold to the community at local farmers markets and through their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.

Address: 475 Birch Hill Rd
Sutton, NH 03278
Phone: +1 603 540-1156