Hillside Springs Farm in Westmoreland, NH to be Honored as the 2017 Cooperator of the Year

 Each year the Cheshire County Conservation District honors an individual, business, or organization with the "Cooperator of the Year" award. This is done to celebrate the efforts the recipient has undertaken to steward the natural resources on their land in cooperation with the Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). 

This year we are happy to announce Hillside Springs Farm of Westmoreland, NH as our 2017 Cooperator of the Year!  Congratulations Hillside Springs!
Hillside Springs Farm includes three acres of gardens, over twenty acres of pastures and hayfields, as well as an orchard, 8,000 square feet of greenhouses, and a sustainably managed woodlot including a small sugar bush. Since 2002 Kim Peavey and Frank Hunter, along with their daughter Gwen, have been the farmers, owners, and stewards of Hillside Springs. They have a strong commitment to both the land and the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. Their CSA supports 90 households in the region; providing over 100 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers to these customers is their primary focus, but their produce is also available at the Farmers' Market of Keene. "By horse and by hand," is the way Frank and Kim describe how they farm. Their operation is wholly horse-powered, and they value the partnership they have with their horses in managing the farm chores. This low impact method helps preserve and protect the resources on their farm while reducing air emissions for all. Biodynamic and organic farming practices are followed at Hillside Springs and they are dedicated to improving the health and fertility of their soil to nurture their farm's future as well as produce the healthiest food possible for the community. Read more at

Biodynamic farm named Cooperator of the Year

The Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, VT  -  Posted Friday, November 3, 2017

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An Autumn Visit to Hillside Springs Farm

The Valley Green Journal, December 2017-December 2018, Volume 58

Valley Green Journal 12.08.17 email .pdf