Our small farm began in 2006, with our decision to become more self sufficient. We wanted to be able to provide healthy home-grown food for our family. Our first step, starting small, was a vegetable garden, soon followed by laying hens, pigs and cows. With having little experience with farming, we've read, researched, and experimented with trying new things and running the farm efficiently. Over the past few years, we've added honey bees, rabbits, broiler chickens, turkeys, and sheep. This started as a small hobby and we had enough product for ourselves- because of our hard work and success, we've opened up to more product and now sell to the public (under the close attention to laws and regulations set by the government).
As running a farm isn't exactly a cheap hobby, each addition and asset of our farm serves a purpose of some sort. With our cows, we are able to produce raw milk, yogurt, butter, hard cheeses, and cream. Our laying hens produce wonderful eggs; our broiler chickens not only provide a healthy alternative to mass-produced chicken, but also help to fertilize our fields. Our pigs help to clear new pasture area, help consume any excess milk products, and once at appropriate size, are taken to a USDA butcher. Our garden is organically grown- we begin with heirloom and organic seeds as much as possible; we use fish fertilizers for additional nutrients in the garden; we grow many different vegetables such as lettuces, kale, spinach, a variety of tomatoes, eggplant, beets, spices & herbs, carrots, zucchini, squash, radishes, peppers, corn, garlic, onions, and anything else we can fit in there!
Farming is not easy- it's hard work and time consuming. It's a token of our love for agriculture and knowledge. With every experience we have had in this unique lifestyle, we learn from our mistakes and from our successes.
Our Farm is easy to find. We are located approximately 2 miles off of Route 16 in Ossipee.
We are one of the many small farms in the Lakes Region area, but one of the few that sell raw dairy products! Along with other small farms, we petitioned as a group to the NH Government for a change in marketing restrictions for raw dairy (See HB1402 Article). We've started small and have grown progressively over the years and continue to do so. Want to see us in action? Stop by our farm or come see us at a Farmers Market! Have questions? Visit our contact us page and have your questions answered! We're happy to help!