About the farmers
Frank Hunter and Kim Peavey have been farming together, and with draft horses, for nearly twenty-two years, fifteen of those living and farming full time in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. After interning on several CSA and draft horse farms in the Northeast, Frank and Kim were two years CSA farming on rented land near Ithaca, NY, before moving to NH in 2002.
Frank Hunter grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and majored in Environmental Studies at Prescott College in Arizona. Frank is Chair of the Westmoreland Agricultural Advisory Committee, and a member of Farmers Helping Farmers, a regional group of farmers working to support one another and local, small-scale agriculture. Frank is also an associate supervisor of the Cheshire County Conservation District. Frank’s interests include live music, seed-saving, heirloom tomatoes, driving horses, and travel (when he can get it!).
Kim Peavey grew up on a family dairy farm in central New York State and studied literature, theology, and environmental issues before returning to her farming roots. Kim's essays and poetry have appeared in various periodicals, and she also writes the monthly column Farm Talk on farming and sustainability.
Frank and Kim have one daughter. Gwen enjoys horseback riding, reading, and being outdoors, and would like to combine all three. She also loves weeding (ho ho hoe!).
Belgian draft horses Molly and Moon, and black Percheron horse Ben, also add 30+ years of farming experience!
Center photo thanks to Emily Falconbridge