The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH), in collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food and Carroll County Farm Weekend, is organizing a first-of-its-kind event, an Organic and Sustainable Farm Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8.
The theme of the event is “Get to know the hands that feed you!” Participants can take a whirlwind tour of twenty-six sustainable and organic farms throughout New Hampshire or simply select from a few local farms to visit in in each region during the weekend of September 7th & 8th, from 9am – 5pm.
Participating farms will open their doors to the public and will offer tastings of produce, grass-fed sausage, jams and jellies, homemade mustard, and herbal teas. Visitors can participate in farm tours and various scheduled activities such as fishing, wellness workshops, farm equipment demonstrations and live animal showings. The event is 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 eggs, pumpkin picking and more!
“This event comes just as we are heading into the harvest season.” said Janet Wilkinson, NOFA-NH Executive Director, “It’s a great way to show support for local, organic and sustainable farmers and to see first-hand all the work they do to provide for New Hampshire’s food system. We invite you to bring the family, take in the rural scenery, and get to know the hands that feed you!”
Participating Farms and Activities in the Monadnock Region
Bee Fields Farm, Wilton: Take a guided tour in the medicinal herb garden; The farm stand will be open, selling herbal products made with herbs from the farm. www.beefieldsfarm.com
Tracie’s Community Farm, Fitzwilliam: Self-guided tours, onsite 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, maple syrup, honey, jam. www.traciesfarm.com
Mayfair Farm, Harrisville: Self-guided tours and sausage tasting 11:30am-1:00pm. www.mayfairfarmnh.com
Cheshire Garden, Winchester: Garden tours. Jam and mustard tasting. Herbal Teas. www.cheshiregarden.com
For more information visit http://nofanh.org/farmweekend and download a Farm Weekend Tour Guide. Volunteers needed to staff each farm, to participate and lend a hand, please contact Jen Skibba, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOFA-NH is a statewide, non-profit organization that actively promotes regenerative, ecologically-sound gardening, farming and land care practices, helping people build local, sustainable, healthy food systems in our communities.