Brookford Farm

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by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator Luke Mahoney and Brookford Farm have a very unique story.   Luke has been farming since he was fourteen years old when he began picking beets on a conventional vegetable farm.  His first internship after college found him working on a bio-dynamic farm in Pennsylvania.  Bio-dynamic farming encourages holistic development and […]

Generation Farm

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 by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator I first met James Steever during the Co-op’s screening of the film Greenhorns, part of the Green Living Series at Red River Theaters.  The film documents the trials and struggles of young farmers in America.  James and his three partners, Joanna Brown, Peter Brown, and Chris O’Leary were just beginning […]

Bartlett Farm

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by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator A few years ago Bartlett Farm in Concord decided to change some its marketing strategy.  One of Concord’s two working dairy farms, the Bartletts contracted with a small processor in Maine to pasteurize and bottle some of their herd’s production for sale under their own label. The growing demand for […]

Hillside Apiaries-The Bees Knees

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by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator Allen gets excited about his bees! Einstein is supposed to have said humanity would have four years once the bees were gone.  I don’t know if that’s true but it seems like a forgone conclusion that we must protect important pollinators like bees if for no other reason than our […]

Agape Homestead

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by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator The Agape Homestead story is literally one of a Phoenix rising from the ashes.  Burnt to the ground in October of 2010 the Straughan family has rebuilt the farm on an adjacent property in Center Ossippee.  Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire but the Straughans lost everything including […]

Saphouse Meadery

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 by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator The Saphouse Meadery was founded in 2010 by two young entrepreneurs, Ash Fischbein and Matt Trahan. Together they rejuvenated an old store front in downtown Center Ossipee, New Hampshire using many recycled materials and sustainable methods. Saphouse Meadery is its own store front, shipping warehouse and production facility. Saphouse Meads use only […]

Ice Cream for Breakfast

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by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator    Nothing says breakfast like ice cream I am a little hesitant to post this for fear that too many people will find out about one of the best kept secrets in the White Mountains-the Sandwich Creamery. The Creamery is tucked into a small valley at the northern edge of […]

Snow Dragon Mountain Farm

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By Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator  We arrived a little behind schedule for our very first farmer photo shoot. The farmers gave themselves a familiar wink and chuckle as we explained how we drove over the dreaded Saddle Hill Road due to the fact we were navigating to the farm by GPS.  It became immediately clear […]

Farm Photo Trip

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By Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator Steve from Musterfield farm talking with Paula and Greg  Well, Geoff, Paula, Greg and I set off for a three day adventure to photograph and video tape some of the diverse farmers and producers we feature here at the Co-op. We called it “Thirty Farms in Three Days”, although the actual […]

What is Farm 2 Fork?

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By Shane Smith, Outreach CoordinatorThis blog will tell the stories of our farmers and producers who work andlive on the land in which they are conscientious stewards. We will lookat the politics, practices, and diversified means by which all of this work isaccomplished. The Concord Food Co-op serves as a vital link in the capitalregion’s […]