Walpole Valley Farms Awarded 2011 NH Farm of Distinction

About a month and a half ago we received a letter in the mail from the NH Department of Agriculture.  When we opened it and saw a brochure for this year's Farm and Forest Expo. we almost put it aside to read later.  But tucked inside the brochure was a stark white letter stating that our farm had been selected a New Hampshire Farm of Distinction for 2011!

 

Clearly we were excited as the award is quite an honor.  This award recognizes farms that go above and beyond in regards to the appearance of their grounds and buildings and its contribution to building a favorable image of agriculture in our state. 

 

With all of the work that has been put into this farm over the last twelve years, it is no surprise that someone noticed the blood, sweat and tears that has made it what it is today.  We are so lucky to live on such an amazingly beautiful farm with its historic barns and rolling hills, woodland trails and sugarbush. 

 

As we are a multi-generational family farm, twelve of us from all three families travelled to the awards ceremony last Friday night in Manchester. We will proudly display our sign and continue to steward the land as nature intended.  Hopefully you can come visit us sometime or even stay in the B&B and enjoy the farm for yourself!

 

Three other farms were also named a Farm of Distinction this year, Alyson's Orchard also right here in Walpole, Stoneridge Farm of Bradford, and Zorvino Vineyards and Winery in Sandown.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Candace (Tuesday, 08 February 2011 00:22)

    Congratulations! I've just relocated to NH from Louisiana and look forward to visiting your farm in the future!

  • #2

    Sara L. (Tuesday, 08 February 2011 08:29)

    Congratulations to your whole family! Indeed, you have a beautiful farm and you cultivate your connection with community as much as you do the farm itself. All best wishes to you.