Our fruit and vegetable growing operation encompasses 38 acres of outdoor fields and nine greenhouses. We grow annual vegetables ranging from Arugula to Zucchini in our fields here at the farm. We also grow several perennial crops outdoors, including Asparagus, Blueberries, Raspberries, and Rhubarb.
We sell our produce through our farmstand here in New London. We also offer several CSA programs and work with local restaurants. We work with local food banks and NH Gleans to donate our excess produce. With the help of these organizations, we donated 2,700 pounds of produce in 2018!
Our production in both heated and unheated greenhouses and high tunnels has increased steadily over the last 30 years, thanks in part to several grants from the Natural Resource Conservation Service. We now grow in three heated tunnels encompassing 7,600 square feet and six unheated tunnels over 18,543 square feet. These structures are instrumental in allowing us to offer our own local greens throughout much of the year and produce our own tomatoes from our grafted tomato plants as early as the end of May!
Our field crew encompasses a range of ages and experience levels, ranging from full-time farmers to local high school and college students who join us for the summer season.
Our food safety programs are certified by VVBGA Community Accreditation for Produce Safety and we are updating our procedures to become FSMA compliant.
At Spring Ledge Farm we are proud to grow our field crop in a way that reduces our environmental impact and increases sustainability. We spend countless hours researching best practices to obtain an optimum balance between sustainability and successful growing. Transparency is important to us so you can read more about our practices here.