Brookfield Farm: Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund Recipient

George, Christian, Holly, Edward, and Red Gowdy

Believe it or not, first-generation farmers Christian and Holly Gowdy of Brookfield Farm purchased their first cows on their honeymoon. Fast forward twenty-three years and the couple now raises certified organic grass-fed meats, dairy cows, hay, and garden compost.

They used Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund dollars to develop a new logo, product labels, their first-ever website and other promotional materials needed to promote their grass-fed beef better. These marketing materials better reflect the story behind Brookfield Farm’s products, and they expect sales to double as a result.

The Farm Fund program empowers local farmers to grow their businesses in ways that feel sustainable and right to them. It also helps the co-op broaden its offerings of locally grown, raised, and made foods —that means more local food for you, your family, and our community.

Being supported by local consumers with the goal of making improvements to our farm business is true satisfaction. A true example of ‘putting your money where your mouth is!’   ~ Holly Gowdy