Farm Profiles July 2021

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. The on-site bakery offers freshly-baked breads, pies, cookies, and assorted pastries. As the season moves into fall, there are pumpkins, winter squashes, and a corn maze to explore!

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

Edgewater Farm, Plainfield NH

Edgewater Farm, Plainfield NH

This family-owned farm is 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. The Route 12A farmstand is the flagship of their farming activities, connected to a commercial kitchen with salads, pickles, ready to cook vegetarian dinners, simple baked goods, and more. You can visit the farm in person, order online or sign up for their CSA programs.

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

Surowiec Farm, Sanbornton, NH

Surowiec Farm, Sanbornton, NH

This 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. Buy fresh produce, dairy products, meats, and other locally-made foods at the farm (roadside pickup available) or order online through their website.

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 for 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 website. The Hostel at D Acres has a range of sleeping accommodations.

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 local restaurants. Find fresh produce, fruits, eggs, bread, honey, ice cream, maple syrup, and more local goodies for sale at the farm stand. Sign up on the website for their seasonal CSA programs.

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 2021

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, unique garden decorations, farm-raised meats, and ice cream. Nine generations of the Kimball family have worked the land at Beech Hill Farm—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. Pick your own blueberries and 18 varieties of apples in the fall. Enjoy homemade food at the Cider House Cafe from July 1st onward. Cut your own Christmas tree during the winter.

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. Buy blooms direct online or in person through the farm stand and flower CSA. The Tarrnation Flower Farm Studio creates wedding arrangements using the most lucious, romantic, and freshly cut blossoms to make your day unforgettable.

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 farm stand 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. Premium produce, grass-fed beef, honey, ice cream, milk, pork, salsa, homemade pies, and more are for sale at the Hooksett Farmstand. You can find freshly harvested veggies all summer long—and pumpkins in the fall.

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