Farmland

Emery Farm in Durham has been a part of the fabric of New Hampshire’s seacoast for generations; in fact, it’s been run and operated by the same family for more than 350 years. The farm store sells fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, Christmas trees, and local goods made by surrounding artists.

We’ve experienced an uneasy peace for five consecutive nights, a ceasefire during the two a.m. to five a.m. pre-dawn window when the raids typically occur. We know it was a bear – we saw it on wildlife cameras rigged at the chicken coop.

by BY KIMBERLY HOUGHTON, SUNDAY NEWS CORRESPONDENT

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 9:00am

**This trip is FULL currently. ** Please call 603-224-9945 to inquire about wait list.  Meet us for a tour of the innovative and scenic Brookford Farm located along the Merrimack River in Canterbury.  Brookford Farm is a 580-acre farm that produces organic vegetables, dairy products, eggs and meat.  We will learn about large-scale organic farming from the farm staff, and why they protected their land with a Forest Society conservation easement.  We'll also check out ecologically important sand plain habitat along the Merrimack River.

Annually, summer predators arrive outside our chicken coop. Three-thirty a.m. is an ungodly hour. It’s not quite morning yet and it’s not really last night anymore. Shrill squawking noises enter the open bedroom window, awakening me from my deepest sleep to slowly permeate my unconsciousness.

“Welcome to Farm and Forest Nation!”

DURHAM – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service on Thursday announced that New Hampshire will receive $800,000 for two major conservation partnerships as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

It’s a week after the North Country Moose Festival and Roy and Laurel Amey’s barn in Pittsburg is still decorated for their annual open house, when visitors tour the farm, listen to live music and eat pie.

Emery Farm in Durham is now one step closer to being protected from commercial or industrial development thanks to a new grant from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). Emery farm, located at 135 Piscataqua Road, was one out of 36 historic, cultural, or land conservation projects throughout the state that received grants from LCHIP. The grant will allow for owners David Hills and his wife, Catherine McLaughlin-Hills, to apply for an easement for the last unprotected 38 acres that will limit the use of the land to agricultural only.