Farms on Forest Society Conservation Easements - A StoryMap
To many, summer in New Hampshire means local produce. It starts early with the sweetest strawberries, then just-right tomatoes, followed by pick-your-own blueberries, and finishing up with crisp corn on the cob before Autumn begins.
Now that Autumn is headed our way - our local farm stands are overflowing with the remnants of successful summer crops and the incoming fruits and veggies that define fall in New Engalnd.
With this in mind, we have developed an interactive map of some of the working farms, protected by Forest Society conservation easements, that you can visit. A conservation easement is an agreement – with no expiration date – to protect the significant natural features of a property. That means no mining, waste dumping, or development. However, typically it allows for continued use of the land for agriculture, forestry, and noncommercial outdoor recreation.
These farms each have something different to offer at their country stores and farm stands, be it pick-your-own berries, fresh raw milk, organic meat, or even locally distilled vodka. But they all have something in common: a commitment to New Hampshire’s land, and we want to celebrate that.
Check out our StoryMap created with ArcGIS StoryMaps to find a working farm with a farm stand near you!