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

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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