the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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maine/NH young farmer mixer! sept 28th

Arundel Mixer Poster2Hey ME and NH farmers!
It’s time to celebrate the harvest and connect with fellow young farmers! On Saturday, September 28th, join us for the kick-off event of the Greater Portland Young Farmers Coalition, the newest chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition! NYFC chapters bring farmers together to share meals, opportunities and strategies for overcoming the obstacles we face in starting careers in farming. It’s a wonderful community to be a part of, and you won’t want to miss this party. Continue reading


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small scale grain event

Coming up on Friday at Stonewall Farm in Keene, NH.

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Small Scale Grain Fodder & Demonstration Day, Friday August 16th, 9 am-12 pm
Want to witness the next chapter of our farm story take shape? On Friday August 16th, with technical assistance and support from GreenStart New Hampshire, we will be demonstrating our first-ever barley harvest at our leased Bradford Road fields in Keene (weather permitting) with brand new Boaz combine harvesters. All of the barley harvested here will take the resultant seeds and go towards growing barley fodder to feed our +30 dairy cattle. To our knowledge, this will be the first modern, larger-scale barley demonstration in southwest New Hampshire in over 100 years, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity! Stay tuned for our brochure link and more information on the itinerary for the day, which will also include our aged cheddar cheese and farm-made yogurt at day’s end.


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biomeiler compost heating workshop

Want to be independent from gas, oil & utility electricity? Are you looking for self sufficient heat & power for your greenhouse, seed starting house, packing shed, barn, residence or business?Small and Beginning Farmers of New Hampshire (www.beginnerfarmers.org) and The Farm Around the Corner (www.thefarmaround.com) have invited Heiner Cuhls from Native Power in Germany (http://native-power.de/en ) to hold a two day hands on workshop on September 21 and 22, 2013 at The Farm Around the Corner in Maidstone, Vermont.  Heiner is an expert in the design and construction of the Biomeiler Compost Furnace. Continue reading


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land for good seeks deputy director

Land For Good , Keene, NH (in Keene at least 3x/wk.)
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Land For Good, a New England-wide nonprofit specializing in farmland access, tenure and transfer, seeks a full-time Deputy Director. We are a dynamic, innovative organization that offers education, consulting, planning, and advocacy. We serve farm seekers, farm families, farmland owners, and communities.

The Deputy Director’s duties will focus on operations, program, development and fundraising, communications, and outreach. Based in Keene, NH, this position will work closely with LFG’s Executive Director, core staff and field agents.

The ideal candidate will have substantial skills and experience in development (especially donor-based), management, and organizational and program planning. Basic exposure to, and enthusiasm for, farming issues and farmland access and tenure in particular are important, as are strong verbal and written communications skills.

LFG offers a supportive, flexible work environment with opportunities for professional growth and significant contributions to farming in New England and beyond. Salary will be negotiated based on candidate’s experience

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info@landforgood.org by March 22, 2013


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botanicals & business – a NOFA-NH workshop

Botanicals & Business: Growing, Processing, Marketing & Selling Local Herbs
When: Sunday, February 10th, 10 am – 5 pm, 2013thyme
Where: McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH
This workshop is a MUST for anyone growing herbs or making herbal  products. The morning session (10 am – 1 pm) will focus on growing, selling and marketing local and regional organic herbs. During our lunch break, organic farmers and product makers will have the opportunity to network with one another. The afternoon session (2-5 pm) will teach small scale herbal product makers to produce products  that comply with all the various regulations in a sensible way.
Our panel of experts for the workshop will include Jeff Carpenter from  Zack Woods Herb Farm, Deb Soule from Avena Botanicals, Wendy Snow Fogg  from Misty Meadows Herbal Center, and Jovial King and Colleen Dando  from Urban Moonshine. $35/session; $70/day. 20% off for NOFA-NH  members. $10 optional organic and local lunch (vegan and gluten-free  options available) – no member discount on lunch. Register at www.nofanh.org.


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nofa-nh beginning farmer mixer


NOFA-NH Beginner Farmer Mixer
Hosted by Phoenix Hill Farm
December 8th, 6-12pm
 
Join us in celebrating and connecting a vibrant community of homegrown and handmade makers. This NOFA-NH farmer mixer is dedicated to connecting farmers and food producers with each other, and to artisans and people who are expanding our local creative economy.

This event will close off a weeklong art/farm pop up shop at Phoenix Hill Farm celebrating a resurgence of a rich tradition of growing and making in New Hampshire. There will be local art, local food, live music, and community. This is an opportunity to celebrate what you grow and make! Bring something from your farm to share! (BYOB.)

Address: 322 High Street. Boscawen NH, 03303
Time: 6pm
RSVP at bof@nofanh.org


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mobile biodiesel processing!

Wonderful news from GreenStart NH!

After many years of prototyping and revisions, our self-contained, mobile biodiesel processor will soon be ready to process New Hampshire-grown vegetable oil into fuel to power our farms.  Our next steps with this project will be a final bill of materials, documenting the technology, and publishing the designs to the National Young Farmers Coalition’s FARM HACK so that it can be recreated and improved upon by farmers anywhere in the country.  An in-depth working tour of the technology will be provided at an upcoming field day event (date to be announced).

 


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assistant farm manager, stout oak farm

Stout Oak Farm grows 4 acres of vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers for CSA shares, farmers’ markets, local restaurants, and our Farm Store. The farm recently moved to a new location in Brentwood, NH and we are currently in the process of completing our Organic Certification application for our new fields. For more information about the farm, visit www.stoutoakfarm.com

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assistant Farm Manager
Stout Oak Farm is hiring a Assistant Farm Manager to join our team for the 2012 season. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 – 3 years vegetable farming experience, ability to perform repetitive physical tasks, a strong work ethic, and a good sense of humor. We are looking for someone who can keep up a fast pace, is willing to learn on the job, and loves working outdoors (even in challenging weather conditions). Continue reading


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the little farm show

catch them at the NOFA-NY Winter Conference this Saturday and then at Pontine Theatre in Portsmouth, NH January 27, 28 & 29.


NOFA/NY Winter Conference
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saturday, January 21, 4 PM, Hilton Lobby

PONTINE Theatre
Portsmouth, NH
January 27, 28, 29: Fridays, 8pm; Saturdays 4pm* & 8pm; Sundays, 2pm

More info on their website: http://nacl.org/performances/farm_show.html


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farm for sale, nh

After lengthy deliberations, Heather and I have decided to offer THE WARREN FARM for sale. We have had a great time for the past 20+ years and are getting to the point where we believe it is time for a change. We believe change will be good for both ourselves and the farm. I grew up on the farm and it has been a major part of my life for the past 60 years. Heather has been involved in the farm since 1990. She often says “ I like the view from every window”. We have contracted with Lisa Lentz of the Bean Group to handle the sale. We are asking $975,000. Continue reading


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new england farmers – take this survey!

Survey on winter growing seeks input from vegetable farmers

Are you growing or storing crops for sale during the winter months?  Are you interested in expanding your farm’s winter harvest?

Click here to take the online survey, and get connected with a network of winter growers and resources for year-round farming! This survey will inform a new project to help farmers expand their winter crop production, and improve crop storage structures on New England farms. 

Northeast SARE has provided funding for a 3-year Research & Education project to expand winter harvest and sales for New England vegetable crops. Partners include University of Massachusetts, University of New Hampshire, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) and Seacoast Eat Local. We are currently interviewing growers, setting up research trials, organizing winter markets, and planning educational workshops and meetings for farmers. Please complete our survey (link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2WYDLPS) and tell us about what you’re doing on your farm, and what issues are important to you.

Stay tuned for details about upcoming workshops and events!

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