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.

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Otokahe Farm, Jefferson, NH
June 12, 2014

Otokahe Farm, Jefferson, NH

Between the rolling hills and mountains of Jefferson, NH along Rt. 2 lies Otokahe Farm. Otokahe is Native American for “new beginning”, and the farm is just that. Born from a desire to improve upon traditional methods of animal raising, Kristina and Bert von Dohrmann strive to raise happy, healthy Belted Galloway cows.

Dimond Hill Farm, Concord, NH
May 13, 2014
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.

Work Song Farm, Hopkinton, NH
April 26, 2014
Work Song Farm, Hopkinton, NH

With two-month old daughter Magdalena sleeping in her arms, Abby explained that she and her husband Dan had spent eight years working to make Work Song Farm a reality. Abby grew up in Tilton, New Hampshire in a family that loves gardening and birding. She considered a career in education, but working outdoors proved to be more satisfying. Dan studied writing in college, but later realized that farming was what he really wanted to do.

Benedikt Dairy, Goffstown, NH
April 3, 2014
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 photovegetables 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 musts be developed and built on” says Max. Good fortune came their way as not only did they find a welcoming neighborhood

Grant Family Pond View Maple Sugar House, Weare, NH
March 19, 2014
Grant Family Pond View Maple Sugar House, Weare, NH

“Honey, I just want to grow pumpkins and make syrup,” says Dave Richards in the sugarhouse of his Grant Family Pond View Farm in Weare. “But Dave,” responds wife Kate, who handles the business and marketing side of things “we must take time to pay the bills.” But, during the spring and fall, this exuberant red head who is in love with his syrup and pumpkins, wants only to be in the woods tapping trees and boiling syrup or later in the spring planting pumpkins in the field.