ABOUT THE FARM
Hillside Springs Farm includes three acres of gardens, as well as pastures, hayfields, orchard, greenhouses, pond, streams, and small wetland areas. The farm is home to the farmers, the farm kitties, and the farm horses. It is also home or host to deer, turkey, bear, heron, fox, squirrels, songbirds, possums, hawks, mallards, pileated woodpeckers, porcupines, rabbits, hundreds of happy bugs, and many a woodchuck!
Our heated greenhouse allows us to start all our own seeds, grow our own transplants, and to produce early heirloom and standard tomatoes, sweet red peppers, eggplant, and basil. We also have three unheated greenhouses, which increase productivity, provide protection from weather, bugs, and diseases, and extend the harvest season.
Farmers Frank Hunter and Kim Peavey own, live, and work on the property, and have a long-term commitment to both the land and to CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture. Frank and Kim have a working partnership with each other, with the draft horses, with the farm, and with all the people that enjoy the produce from the farm. No chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides are ever used on the fields, the food, the water, the air, or all the animals and people that join us here!
We are members of Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire, the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, the Cornucopia Institute, the Draft Animal Power Network, Seed Savers Exchange, Fedco Seeds Cooperative, the Aldo Leopold Center, the Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics, and the Monadnock Conservancy.
Photo on right thanks to Rich Jacob