Kicking off our Featured Farms is Stout Oak Farm, located in Brentwood, NH. Stout Oak Farm is a certified organic, diversified vegetable operation that is 95% powered by solar energy, courtesy of Revision Energy. Stout Oak Farm is helmed by Kate Donald who manages the farm and co-owns the business with her husband, Jeff Donald. Kate has been farming in the Seacoast for many years and is often at the forefront of sustainability.
Kate and her crew of four women farmers grow vegetables on five acres and sell through a variety of channels: their Farm Store, community supported agriculture (CSA) shares, farmers’ markets, and wholesale accounts. In addition, Stout Oak Farm sells seedlings for home gardeners. Seedlings are on sale now until April 1st with pick up over Memorial Day Weekend.
This year, Stout Oak Farm is partnering with Clyde Farm to offer flowers and certified organic chicken and eggs in their farm store and through their CSA shares. New for 2018, Stout Oak has three different CSA shares – vegetable, greens, and a farm store credit share. Take their quiz to find out which CSA is right for you!
Three River Farmers Alliance
Over the next few weeks, The Portsmouth LOVE Letter will be featuring each of the farms that are part of the Three River Farmers Alliance, a unique farmer cooperative that works to market, aggregate, and distribute local food to restaurants and institutions throughout the Seacoast. Their online marketplace provides a “one-stop shop” for ordering fresh, healthy, local food, from a variety of farms and local producers.
Feature author: Erin Allgood, Allgood Eats Local
Erin Allgood is a food systems consultant who works with various businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals throughout New England to create a more sustainable food system. She is hosting the upcoming “Consulting for Change” Workshop Series at Shilo Farm in Eliot, ME, starting on March 10th. This series is intended to help socially-conscious and sustainability-minded solopreneurs and budding consultants design and launch their businesses. Early bird pricing for the first workshop ends tomorrow (February 23rd)!