SEACOAST FARM GUIDE 2021!
Yay for fresh, healthy produce, and yay for all of the farmers who thoughtfully harvest the healthiest fruits, veggies, oysters, game, flowers, and herbs for all of us Seacoasters to enjoy all year long. Take a peek below and meet some local Seacoast farms we think are absolutely worth a visit!
Fox Point Oysters
Fox Point Oysters is a local New Hampshire oyster farm located in Little Bay, New Hampshire—part of the Great Bay estuary—that takes pride in raising healthy, eco-friendly and delicious oysters. Each oyster is hand-selected before delivery to ensure high quality and superior taste. Wholesale and retail options are available at Fox Point Oysters, and the farm also provides oyster shucking at events, and farm tours during the warmer months!
Heron Pond Farm
Based in South Hampton, New Hampshire, Heron Pond Farm is a four-season farm that grows over 250 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers year-round. Heron Pond’s farm stand is a year-round market that provides seasonal produce grown on the farm, as well as a variety of local products from New England, to create a one-stop-shop for your everyday favorites! If you’re looking to join a CSA, Heron Pond Farm’s summer share starts in early June, and runs for 20 weeks, with pickups every week until mid-October. Their winter share starts in late October, and runs for 22 weeks, with pickups every week until the end of March.
DeMeritt Hill Farm
At DeMeritt Hill Farm, the Wilson family’s goal is to produce top quality fruit, vegetables, and baked goods, as well as provide enjoyable, hands-on pick-your-own experiences! In addition to offering over 26 varieties of apples, DeMeritt Hill Farm is also open for “pick your own” blueberries, peaches, and pumpkins! Stay tuned for the fall season, when DeMeritt Hill Farm will host its internationally-known “Haunted Overload” event!
Swell Oyster Co.
Swell Oyster Co.’s founders, Conor and Russ, met while getting their Aquaculture degrees at The University of Rhode Island. Since then, the two have spent time chasing waves and starting vegetable and poultry farms. While working at the well-known oyster bar, Row 34, the two decided farming oysters was a perfect marriage of their passions.
Conor, Russ, and The Swell Oyster Co. team proudly farmed the first Atlantic Oyster to have ever been commercially grown in Hampton Harbor. This means Swell Oyster Co. is developing an oyster flavor profile that has never been tasted! Visit their storefront, Wednesday through Sunday, with “Two Buck Shucks” daily, from 12pm-4pm!
Misty Meadows Herbal Center
Misty Meadows Herbal Center is an herb farm, store, and education center that’s mission is to preserve, protect, responsibly promote, and educate about medicinal plants, their habitats and uses, and the art, craft and practice of herbalism, the medicine of the people.
Set on 66 acres of protected sacred land in Lee, New Hampshire, Misty Meadows offers a full scale retail herb shop, complete with bulk dry herbs, tinctures/extracts, teas, flower essences, aromatherapy products & essential oils, all natural skin care products, pet care products; books, music, calendars, jewelry, incense, candles, feng shui items, crystals, and ritual tools. Enjoy beautiful gardens, open fields, and woodland trails for walking and meditation during your visit as well!
Coppal House Farm
Coppal House Farm, in Lee, New Hampshire, is a livestock and grain farm with a small farm stand that sells the farm’s own lamb, pork, free range chicken, eggs, seasonal veggies, and culinary sunflower oil! Check out the farm store hours here!
Located in Farmington, New Hampshire, Butternut Farm has a lot to offer, from apple and berry picking, to an on-site cider house and market! At the cider house, we’ll find hard cider growler fills, fresh baked farm donuts, frozen pies and additional products. Pick your own fruit has begun for the 2021 season!
Click here to learn about freezing and canning your freshly-picked fruit!
Shelby and Tyler, owners and operators of Doobeedoo Farm, grow fresh vegetables using organic practices on their beautiful property in Lee, New Hampshire! Find fresh produce from Doobeedoo Farm at local markets throughout the Seacoast!
Vernon Family Farm
The Vernon family and its crew at Vernon Family Farm in Newfields, New Hampshire love being able to provide an easier way to eating local year-round, while also inviting us to experience life on the farm! The farm store is a one-stop-shop for local food, where they sell a variety of their own non-GMO pastured chicken, plus a variety of other grass-fed and pastured meats, fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, dairy, sauces, spices, and more. The Vernon’s are grateful that their farm store can make a larger local impact by supporting 40 other local vendors, small businesses, and farms.
This Newfields farm continuously strives to reduce waste, improve our regenerative practices, and create community events that bring locals together, while eating finger-licking good local chicken! *Photos by @wyldephoto + @JennyMcNulty
Seacoast Farmhouse is a local farm based in Stratham, New Hampshire that offers forested pork, pastured chicken, and eggs for New Englanders who want to nourish their health with wholesome, all-natural food, no matter how busy life gets. All of Seacoast Farmhouse’s animal feed is always certified organic, non-GMO, and soy-free. Select a preferred delivery location for your products, and enjoy the farm-fresh foods at home!
Sturgeon Creek Farm
Sturgeon Creek Farm is a small diversified women-run farm in Eliot, Maine. Leslie Stevens and her daughter Carly Wile raise pastured chicken and turkey for meat, laying hens for eggs, and grow healthy, chemical-free fruits and vegetables for their on-site farm store, as well as the Kittery Community Farmer’s Market. Visitors to the farm store will also find food and products including meat, produce, soaps, garlic grinders, spice rubs and more from many other local farms. Leslie and Carly encourage visitors to wander around the farm and say hello to the many sheep, chickens, turkeys and cows in the pastures.
The farm store is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 to 4:00, or by appointment, by calling 603-767-8545. Leslie and Carly can also be found every Sunday, from 10:00 to 2:00, at the Kittery Community Market.
McDougal Orchards is a diversified seventh generation family farm located in Springvale, Maine that specializes in the production of high quality apples (for sale at the farm stand and for pick-your-own)! McDougal Orchards invites families of all ages to step back in time, slow down, relax and enjoy the farm’s healthy, high-quality agricultural products and low-impact recreational opportunities. Visitors will take home fresh, carefully grown produce, tired, happy kids, and an increased knowledge of, and appreciation for, this small pocket of agriculture in southern Maine.
The farm also offers fresh apple cider donuts, picnic areas, a fairy village, corn maze, and more!
McKenzie’s Farm is a family-owned farm located in Milton, New Hampshire, where the hardworking team grows the finest fruits and vegetables—available at the farm stand— as well as “pick-your-own” strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, apples, and pumpkins! McKenzie’s Farm is passionate about growing safe, delicious fruit for the community, with weekly produce pick up, warm cider donuts, and family outings in the U-pick fields!
Baby Greens Farm
Seacoast-based Baby Greens Farm was born from a passion for growing, an interest in nutrition, and a love of all things green (especially in sub-zero temperatures!). All of Baby Greens Farm’s sprouts and microgreens are organic, non-GMO, and grown with organic soil, to be completely herbicide and pesticide free. Baby Greens Farm’s greens are packed with flavor and guaranteed to be at their freshest—cut and packed within 24 hours of delivery to Seacoast towns such as Rochester, Strafford, Farmington, Somersworth, Dover, and Portsmouth!