Farm Profiles April 2020

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. Farm stand open 8-7:00/365.  Buy eggs, meat, goat cheese and seasonal vegetables.

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. Today the Dimond Hill farm stand is open daily 10am-6pm, selling naturally-grown produce, maple syrup, pickles, breads, cheeses, meats, eggs, pastas, pies, ice cream and other delicious regional products.

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). Field to Fork Farm sells premium grass fed beef, organically raised pork, maple syrup, honey and vegetable offerings.

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 farm stand 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 2020

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. Ski Hearth Farm is currently looking for a new owner!

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 to markets across New Hampshire when Craig rejoined the family business in 2011.

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

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. Open daily year round. Fruit, flower and veggie gardens. Seasonal events.

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 bought 72 acres of land and 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. This small family farm sells berries and produce to local restaurants, at their own farm stand. Also offers pick your own berries.

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

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. Certified naturally grown fruits and vegetables are for sale through membership or farmer’s markets.

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. Selling produce year round for markets in the Lakes Region.

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