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Who we are and how we farm

FERTILE FIELDS FARMis 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, three beehives, and grow over 100 varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers and berries.

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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, mung bean sprouts, a unique mesclun mix and micro greens.

What is Community Supported Agriculture

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.

Member Info

what you receive as a csa member:

  • 20 weeks of freshly harvested vegetables; June – October
  • Fresh and potted herbs
  • Cut flowers
  • Melon, strawberries, raspberries
  • Raw comb honey from our hives, when available
  • Assurance of organic certification by the State of NH – research shows organically grown local produce maintains higher nutritional value than conventionally grown
  • Newsletters with recipes, nutrition notes and farm updates
  • Free delivery to Brattleboro Farmer’s Market on Saturday and Keene on Wednesday or pick up at the farm on Wednesday
  • Farm visits to enjoy, work and learn

2013 Prices

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)

Sign up for a membership!

member options

spring mini share

Farm pick up only

Starts mid-April

Limited Availability

Call for pricing in April

winter mini share

November – December

Pick up winter market in Brattleboro or at farm

Call for pricing in October

choice of early or late start date for Keene and farm pick up

early start is first week in June

late start is third week in June

  • Refer a friend who signs up and we add a week to your subscription.
  • Be a working member. Limited slots available for farm or office work.
  • 10 week 1/2 season shares available, June – mid-August or mid-August – October. Call for pricing.
  • NEW for Brattlelboro pick up. You choose what you buy at Saturday Farmer’s Market and save 15 % off retail.

we have composting worms for sale! (red wigglers)

  • $14 for a half lb.
  • $25 for a lb.
  • Call to order, 603-399-7772
  • Pick up at Fertile Fields Farm, or at the farmer’s market

Approximate Harvest Schedule

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.

Internship Opportunities

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 6 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.

Fertile Fields Farm : 916 River Road : Westmoreland, NH 03467 : Phone: 603-399-7772 : schreierlori@aol.com

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