FERTILE FIELDS FARM is a diversified organic farm located in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, 1/4 mile from the Connecticut River. We have level well-drained riverbed soil, four greenhouses, beehives, and we grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and berries.
James and Lori bring together many years combined experience in gardening, horticulture, and small business management and teaching. We farm using only organic methods to enhance soil fertility and manage weeds and pests. These include crop rotation, naturally derived soil amendments, cover crops, hand cultivation, composting, minimal tilling and biodynamic practices, such as, planting and harvesting in rhythms with the cycles of nature and applying biodynamic soil preparations. A few of our specialty crops include sweet potatoes, sunflower greens, pea shoots, mung bean sprouts, braising greens, and winter squash varieties. We are currently offering wholesale produce to restaurants, coops and food network customers in our area as well as individual orders made directly to the farm.
CSA is a partnership of consumers and farmers. The member shareholders provide a guaranteed market and income, as well as help on the farm, to produce and distribute the food for a growing season. The farmers provide weekly shares of fresh, seasonal certified organically grown vegetables, fruit, and herbs. Both partners share in the risks and rewards of small-scale farming.
what you receive as a csa member:
|full share:||$570||Serves 3-4||($595 after March 15)|
|half share:||$390||Serves 2||($410 after March 15)|
|single share:||$250||Serves 1||($275 after March 15)|
Farm pick up only
Call for pricing in April
November – December
Pick up winter market in Brattleboro or at farm
Call for pricing in October
early start is first week in June
late start is third week in June
June:bok choy, broccoli, herbs, lettuce, mesclun, nettle, peas, radishes, rhubarb, scallions, spring greens, sunflower greens, mungbean sprouts, spinach.
July:beans, bok choy, broccoli, spring greens, cabbage, carrots, beets, herbs, cucumber, flowers, kale, lettuce, zucchini (and maybe tomatoes).
August:beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, greens, herbs, lettuce, onions, peppers, potatoes, edamame soybeans, tomatoes, tomatillos, zucchini.
September:beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumber, garlic, greens, herbs, radish, lettuce, leeks, melon, onions, peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, tomatillos, winter squash, zucchini.
October:beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, greens, herbs, jerusalem artichokes, mesclun, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, sweet potatoes, turnips, winter squash.
We accept interns for Spring, Summer and Fall and welcome students doing practicums for college credit. We have sponsored students from Antioch, School for International Training, Marlboro College, Colby Sawyer and Keene State. Anyone with an interest in learning about beginning farming, open to physical work and a sense of humor is welcome. We ask a minimum commitment of 4 hours a week in exchange for learning about all aspects of beginning organic farming, doing evaluations needed for college credit and produce to take home.
Typical weekly July full share
Fertile Fields Farm
916 River Road
Westmoreland, NH 03467
From Interstate 91 go to exit 3. At rotary take Route 9 towards Keene. In less than 2 miles, at Chesterfield Tire (Goodyear sign) turn right from Keene (or left from Brattleboro) at Brook St. Brook becomes Main Street (bear left at the fork near the Actors Guild building). Main Street very soon becomes River Rd. Take River Rd about 3.5 more miles. We are 916 River Road on left side. Numbers on houses are not consecutive all the way since town changes from Chesterfield to Westmoreland. The numbers in Chesterfield will go to 399 and when it changes to Westmoreland the numbers begin at 1198 and go down from there. House just before us has a Gazebo and horses in field. Ours is a light green cape. See greenhouses in front.
If coming from Keene, take Route 9 West then follow directions from Chesterfield Tire above.
“I was transformed by the farm and the food.”
Carrie, CSA and working member
“We looked forward to Wednesday pick up like two kids at Christmas, wondering what would be in the bag. We are so pleased to be able to participate and receive organic and delicious goodies for the entire season.”
Nancy and George, CSA members
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