Support NOFA-NH Farm Share Program at Our Co-op

The Monadnock Food Co-op will launch a month-long Round It Up Donation Drive to benefit the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) Farm Share Program on September 1, 2021. The Co-op’s Round It Up program empowers shoppers to make positive changes in their community by donating their change to local community organizations.

The NOFA-NH’s Farm Share Program provides limited-income New Hampshire residents with discounted Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, also known as farm shares. The program benefits children, families, and seniors by connecting low-income individuals with certified organic farms to provide a season’s worth of local farm fresh products at a reduced cost.

Since 2017, the Farm Share Program has partnered with 13 certified organic farmers to provide over 370 low-income NH residents with 117 subsidized farm shares. Participating farms in the Monadnock Region include Abenaki Spring Farm in Walpole, Picadilly Farm in Winchester, and Stonewall Farm in Keene.

“NOFA-NH believes that everyone has a right to nutritious, healthy food,” said Karl Johnson, NOFA-NH Board President. “We’re proud to support New Hampshire organic farmers by making high-quality local food accessible to community members in need. Funds raised by the Monadnock Food Co-op are critical to ensuring that children, families, seniors, and other low-income individuals across the state can receive a season’s worth of farm-fresh, organic produce through NOFA-NH’s Farm Share Program.”

About NOFA-NH

NOFA-NH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to building a community of farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, land care professionals, educators, environmentalists, food activists, and educated consumers to help support New Hampshire’s local organic farming community. NOFA-NH actively promotes regenerative, ecologically sound gardening, farming & land care practices for healthy communities by helping people build local, sustainable, healthy food systems: nofanh.org.

August is NH Eats Local Month

Supporting and eating local is a 365, 24/7 celebration in the Granite State. But we pull out the stops in August to celebrate NH Eats Local Month! Join us for 31 days of rallying around the bounty of New Hampshire and to thank our hard working farmers, fishers, and food businesses.

Over 100 partners throughout the state join together to celebrate the power of food in bringing us together and encouraging the continued choice to eat and support local food. Join in for events, contests, film screenings, storytelling, and more.

LEARN MORE ABOUT 2021 NH EATS LOCAL MONTH!

Monadnock Region VIRTUAL CSA Fair

This year’s Monadnock Region CSA Fair goes virtual!  Enjoy this short video and meet the faces behind your CSA fruits, veggies & more.

Although each local CSA farm is unique, they all offer “shares” of locally grown food to community members. There are variations in price, share size, distribution, and payment plans. Some CSA farms concentrate on vegetable production, while others provide eggs, meat, flowers, berries, and other local products.

A CSA membership supports local farms and our local economy. This video highlights eight area CSA farms.


Hillside Springs Farm and CSA Garden in Westmorland offers vegetables, herbs, berries, and flowers from Early June-late Nov.  Select a Full or Half Share CSA. Frank Hunter & Kim Peavey run a hand and horse-powered farm, using only sustainable and biodynamic farming methods.

Hillside Springs Farm and CSA Garden
Frank Hunter & Kim Peavey
32 Comerford Road, Westmoreland
603-399-7288
hillsidespringsfarm@gmail.com
hillsidespringsfarm.com


Village Roots Permaculture Farm in East Alstead is a small, diverse, regenerative family farm offering the following CSA shares:  small and large poultry shares, small and large pasture shares (a mix of chicken, lamb, beef, and pork), and Spring greens shares.  Marty Castriotta and Ellen Denny sell turkeys, whole lambs, and whole and half pork and beef.  They also offer permaculture site consults, installations, design courses, and workshops.

Village Roots Permaculture
Marty Castriotta
134 Old Settlers Road, East Alstead
603-477-5533
marty@theorchardschool.org
villageroots.org


Seven Generations Farm in Gilsum is a small-scale herbal farm and homestead, practicing permaculture and herbalism. They offer a bi-monthly Full Moon Herb Share. Each share includes a variety of apothecary items and medicinal plant products. Half and Full shares are available.

Seven Generation Farm
Eric and Nicole Zablowsky
Alstead Hill Road, Gilsum
sevengenerationsfarm.com


Jenny and Bruce Wooster of Picadilly Farm in Winchester grow certified organic produce. They offer various types of CSA shares that are available June-December, with share pick up at the farm or in sites in Keene or Brattleboro, VT.

Picadilly Farm
Bruce and Jenny  Wooster
264 South Parrish Road, Winchester
603-239-8718
csa@picadillyfarm.com
picadillyfarm.com


Stonewall Farm in Keene grows certified organic vegetables using regenerative practices.  They offer a full-season CSA from May through October.

Stonewall Farm
242 Chesterfield Road, Keene
603-357-7278
stonewallfarm.org


Abenaki Springs Farm grows a wide variety of certified organic produce, small fruit, flowers, and pasture-raised poultry and pork in Walpole. Their market-style CSA runs from May through the end of October. Pick out weekly shares at the Keene Farmers Market or at their farm stand in Walpole.

Abenaki Springs Farm
Bruce Bickford
188 Upper Walpole Road, Walpole
603-209-7100
info@abenakispringsfarm.com
abenakispringsfarm.com


Sun Moon Farm in Rindge is an intentionally small vegetable, herb and cut flower farm with a focus on community. From mid-June through October, friends can pick up their shares in the farm’s barn while visiting with their farmers and other neighbors. Members also have an opportunity to purchase fresh greens and storage crops throughout the winter.

Sun Moon Farm
Craig and Megan Jensen
121 Thomas Road, Rindge
603-899 2806
sun.moon.craig@gmail.com
sunmoonfarm.org


Tracie’s Community Farm in Fitzwilliam offers spring, summer, and fall CSA shares in a variety of sizes and with the option of home delivery to Keene and the surrounding areas. Shares are harvested, washed, and packed the day of delivery, and include a large variety of ripe, in-season produce.

Tracie’s Community Farm
72 Jaffrey Road, Fitzwilliam
603-568-6102
farmers@traciesfarm.com
traciesfarm.com

Share Your Story: NH Food System Statewide Gathering

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! NH Food Alliance is looking for stakeholders, organizations, etc. from across the NH food system to share their stories at a networking session during the 2021 NH Food System Statewide Gathering, March 11-12. If you would like to spread the word about your program, project, or event, the Statewide Gathering is the time to do it! Please find more details in the submission form below. The deadline to submit is January 29!