We are proud to carry the goods of over 350 local farmers, growers, brewers, bakers, makers—everything from apples and cheese to salsa and zucchini. Because of our proximity to other states, local for us is considered “110 miles as the crow flies”.

Archway Farm

Keene, NH

Drive down Arch Street in Keene, and you may recognize Archway Farm right away. The landscape becomes dotted with pig huts and pigs happily doing their thing—rooting, grazing, and rolling in the mud. Mark Florenz started Archway Farm in 2014, bringing this land back to its farming roots.  His heritage pigs grow slower than other breeds, allowing for more marbling, which makes for more flavorful meat. Archway Farm is Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) by A Greener World—the most highly regarded food label when it comes to animal welfare, pasture-based farming, and sustainability.

 

Big Picture Farm

Townshend, VT

Started in 2010 by Louisa Conrad and Lucas Farrell, Big Picture Farm is a small hillside goat dairy and farmstead confectionery and creamery located in Townshend, Vermont. Their award-winning goat milk caramels and farmstead cheeses are made with fresh, raw, creamy goat’s milk from their herd of 40 healthy and happy, free-ranging companions. An Animal-Welfare-Approved farm, the health & happiness of the animals is the center around which their farm and farm products revolve. Look for their beautifully boxed caramels with whimsical drawings of the goats near our cheese case — a melt-in-your-mouth treat for any occasion!

Boggy Meadow Farm

Walpole, NH

Boggy Meadow Farm is located in the rich, fertile farmland of the Connecticut River Valley in Walpole, NH. In the same family since 1812, they are strong supporters of land conservation and our local community. Marcus Lovell Smith began making cheese in the mid 1990s, using the 1780 house at the center of the farm. Now with a small team including head cheesemaker, Evan Sabatelli, they produce a series of Alpine cheeses from their raw cow’s milk. A co-op favorite, Boggy Meadow Baby Swiss, is based on a traditional recipe. Their unique cave-aged Fiddlehead Tomme has been developed and refined at the farm. Both are a delicious must-try!

Brookford Farm

Canterbury, NH

Over the past few years Brookford Farm has consistently grown over 35 acres of certified organic vegetables in Canterbury, NH. Rotation can play a huge role in agriculture. Their vegetables move to new fields every year, allowing multiple years between when a crop is planted again in the same location. In the meantime, thousands of animals graze, hay and winter feed bales are made, cover crops are grown, and composted manure is spread. The advantages often lead to much less pest and disease pressures, healthier plants, longer growing windows for certain crops, and less dependence on biochemical sprays.

Frisky Cow Gelato

Keene, NH

After years of working at and being on the board of Stonewall Farm, Linda Rubin began thinking about the dairy operation and wondered if she could build a business using milk from the farm, selling it locally, and donating a portion of the profits to the Farm? “The answer was, YES! I love Stonewall Farm and I love gelato,” said Linda. So, off she went to Carpigiani’s Gelato University in the spring of 2018 and since then I’ve been having a blast! Life is full of joy!” And we’re joyful to see our freezer stocked with this yummy local treat!

Generation Farm

Concord, NH

Everything at Generation Farm is lovingly grown, harvested, and packed by James Stever and Marley Horner, a husband and wife first-generation farming team.  Their certified organic farm specializes in salad greens.  James became inspired by agriculture in Kyrgyzstan where he lived as a Peace Corps volunteer. He went on to intern at the Stone Barns and Quail Hill in New York before moving to New Hampshire to start his own farm. Here, he met Marley while she was working at the local food co-op in town.  They produce most of their electricity through solar power and heat their barn with a wood pellet burner. Both feel grateful to be a part of the next generation of farmers, establishing more small sustainable farms for the health of our society and the environment.

 

Gilsum Gardens

Gilsum, NH

From mid June until early October, you’ll find Maegan Williams and her team picking over 40 distinct varieties of flowers and foliage from the Gilsum Gardens fields and greenhouses. The field season starts with fragrant Snapdragons, stately Delphinium, and cheerful Icelandic Poppies amongst other hardy annuals like Bells of Ireland, Larkspur, and Stock. As the season progresses, colors grow bolder in the form of Zinnias, Sunflowers until late season with a vast offering of Dahlias of all forms and colors. In addition to flowers, Gilsum Gardens grows fragrant and colorful herbs and foliages and spring bedding annuals. Look for Maegan’s gorgeous cut flower bouquets in our produce department or near the registers.

Global Village Foods

Windsor, VT

Damaris grew up in Kenya, where simple fresh ingredients and rich aromatic spices created vibrant traditional dishes. A world away, Mel, from Memphis, cherished Sunday dinners full of bold, soulful Southern fare. The two met in Kenya and settled in Vermont. With a child who had severe food allergies, they realized how challenging it was to find flavorful, nutritious, good food options, so Global Village Foods was created—re-imagined traditional African favorite meals that are allergy-friendly, vegan, gluten-free, and conveniently ready to heat and eat!

Hemingway Farms

Charlestown, NH

Chris and Amy Hemingway purchased their 90-acre Charlestown, NH property in 2002. This land had historically been used for farming for many decades, and both having grown up in the farming industry decided to pursue their farming interests again when the property became available. Since purchasing their farm, they’ve expanded many times with six ornamental plant greenhouses where they grow tropical plants, succulents, annuals and bedding plants, herbs, and perennials. They grow several acres of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, as well as 20+ acres of vegetables. Nine high tunnel greenhouses help them extend their vegetable production season, namely for tomatoes and greens. They’re especially grateful for their great farm crew, many of which have been with them for years.

Manning Hill Farm

Winchester, NH

Sarah Costa and Sam Canonica, first-generation farmers, bought their 126-acre farm in 2005. They raise grass-fed Dutch Belted dairy cows, a breed known for its naturally homogenized, sweet-flavored, and more easily digestible milk. Manning Hill Farm gently pasteurizes and bottles its milk on-site in reusable glass bottles, a practice that’s good for the environment and helps maintain the flavor of their milk. Best of all, the milk comes straight from the farm to the co-op and you.

Maple Nut Kitchen

Swanzey, NH

If you’re a granola lover, you are in for a treat! Vivian Cubilla-Lindblom offers what many say is the best granola they’ve ever tried. Handmade in a dedicated gluten-free facility in Swanzey, her granolas are filled with plump dried fruit and crunchy nuts. (The Paleo Collection flavors are all oat-free.) Each flavor is hand-blended and then lightly baked to seal in the delicious taste. Maple Nut Kitchen was named New Hampshire’s 2019 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year in Manufacturing by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Mayfair Farm

Harrisville, NH

At Mayfair Farm, Craig and Sarah, focus on raising old style pig breeds and Dorset cross lambs in the woods and on pasture, feeding them non-GMO grains. Their sustainably raised meat is full of flavor and produced humanely without destroying the environment. Additionally, you’ll find Sarah’s handcrafted, award-winning, gluten-free Almond Cakes and Flourless Chocolate Cakes next to our beverage bar.