Many thanks to the farmers and visitors alike who participated in the first annual Organic & Sustainable Farm Weekend this year. We hope you enjoyed yourselves & look forward to having this event next year!
Take a whirlwind tour of organic and sustainable farms throughout New Hampshire or select from a few local farms to visit all weekend long.
25 participating farms will open their doors to the public and offer food tastings, share their sustainable farming practices and offer fun activities each day. The tours are free and open to the public; each farm will have its own unique activities and will offer a range of goods for sale, from PYO berries, fresh herbs and veggies available at farm stands, country cheeses and jams for sale, free-range organic eggs, pumpkin picking and more! Bring the family, take in the rural scenery and learn the benefits of sustainable agriculture and organic farming practices.
“Consumers want to know more about the food they buy for their families, and where it comes from. Many are placing a higher value on knowing where and how their food was raised. NOFA-NH’s Organic and Sustainable Farm Weekend is a great opportunity for the public to visit local farms and talk with the farmers about the foods they raise and the practices they use.” Commissioner Lorraine Merrill, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food.
View the online the Farm Tour Map and select View/Show List to see the list of farms on the left.
Download the Farm Weekend Tour Guide
2013 Participating Farms and Activities
Sumner Brook Fish Farm
Come feed the fish, take a tour of the fish farm and going fishing; free fishing pole rentals.
Self-guided tours and sausage tasting 11:30 -1:00pm.
Vegetable Ranch *Certified Organic
** SATURDAY ONLY: Open-house, self-guided tours.
Tracie’s Community Farm
Tracies’s Community Farm will have self-guided tours, an on-site farm stand with vegetables, cut flowers and in-season fruit, including garlic, Walpole Creamery ice cream, Orchard Hill Breadworks bread, Smith Country Cheese, Bella Galla farm eggs, local maple syrup, honey, and jam.
Open for business; PYO peaches and apples. Please ask for “Giff,” owner of Butternut Farm, if you have any questions; he is happy to chat about Butternut’s farming practices.
Russell’s Blueberries *Certified Organic
Guided tours at 10am and 2pm. Garlic and daylilies for sale.
New Earth Organic Farm *Certified Organic
Guided tours and organic produce tasting.
White Gates Farm
There will be an educational presentation on “Lowering Cholesterol Naturally” at 10am, 12pm and 3pm. Herbal tea tastings throughout the day. Open discussion and Q&A on herbal healing at 11am, 1pm and 2pm. A composting workshop, open farm stand, sausage tasting, tours and animal visits!
Langford Homestead Herbs
Guided tours of the herbal farm; farm stand will be open.
His Grace Farm
PYO pumpkin patch and farm stand
Apple Haven Farm *Certified Organic
Saturday open 1pm – 4pm, Sunday goat milking demo 9am with goat milk samples.
Guided tours of a “nano-farm” property with new food forest development and permaculture efforts — great destination for homesteaders and gardeners; veggies available for sale.
Clover Leaf Farm
Cloverleaf Farm is an herbal apothecary and organic farm nestled in the scenic Lakes Region.
Earle Family Farm
Center Conway, NH
Farm tour and open farm stand.
Red Manse Farm *Certified Organic
Short (1/4 mile) walking tour, featuring a look at vegetables, tree fruit, maple syrup, and mushroom operations. Our Place Farm will also be on hand with a few of their animals, as their animals are pastured at Red Manse Farm.
Free samples of organic products, farm tours and a farm stand with lots of yummy things for sale. We have laying hens, broilers, turkeys, pigs and cows.
Pork Hill Farm *Certified Organic
Farm Tours and open farm stand.
Garden Tours, homemade jam and mustard tasting. Herbal teas.
Bee Fields Farm
Take a guided tour in the medicinal herb garden; The farm stand will be open, selling herbal products made with herbs from the farm.
NH Mushroom Company *Certified Organic
**SUNDAY ONLY: Offering tours, focused on mushroom cultivation process and species and wild foraging for edibles with emphasis on beginner identification.
Intensive urban gardening/farming workshops at 10AM and 2PM. Farm tours. Produce for sale.
New Hampshire Farm Museum
our the New Hampshire Farm Museum organic farm, Visit the museum and see exhibits on historical agriculture and equipment. Museum admission half off for NOFA members.
Farm tour, veggies and small fruit, produce tasting.
Warner River Organics *Certified Organic
Self-guided tours of the mushroom laying yard and high tunnels.