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Adventures in our Backyard: A winter ascent of Mt. Monadnock

By Jennifer | January 15, 2020 |

They say, “do what makes you feel alive”… Mount Monadnock sees about 125,000 hikers each year. It’s said to be the most hiked mountain in North America, quite the claim to fame for a peak that’s just over 3,000ft. I was six years old the first time I climbed to the top – 20 years…

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East Hill Farm Cookie Tour

Farm Fare: Sweet n’ Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

By Jennifer | December 14, 2019 |

We just wrapped up the 15th annual Currier & Ives Cookie Tour. It was a smashing success. 15 local inns, historical societies, and businesses participated in the tour. Each stop featured a holiday cookie, beverage and recipe card. This year at East Hill Farm, Mark baked hundreds of Sweet n’ Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies. The…

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Lemon Squares sitting on a plate for dessert at East Hill Farm

Farm Fare: Lemon Squares

By Jennifer | July 20, 2019 |

Nothing says “summertime” like a plate of bright, yellow lemon squares! This EHF staff favorite is the perfect summertime dessert. Just gather these simple ingredients: 1 cup flour ¼ cup powdered sugar ½ cup butter 2 eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 2 ½ tbs. fresh lemon juice ½ tsp baking powder Dash of salt Additional…

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Black welsh mountain sheep with horns looking at the camera at East Hill Farm

Black Welsh Mountain Sheep

By Jennifer | June 9, 2019 |

Baa Baa Black Sheep…..As many of you know East Hill Farm takes pride in our work with The Livestock Conservancy to help and maintain threatened breeds of livestock. Some of these breeds include Kerry cows, San Clemente goats, Tamworth pigs and Santa Cruz sheep. We still have some of these breeds and some we do…

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East Hill Farm Compost

Earth Day

By Jennifer | April 21, 2019 |

Today is a day to give the Earth a little extra love. East Hill Farm celebrates by striving to go green today and throughout every day of the year. Our staff continuously works to lead East Hill Farm down a greener path toward a better world for now and the future. Here are some ways…

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East Hill Farm Animals

Ask a Farmer: Welcome spring babies and new sheep to East Hill Farm

By Jennifer | March 20, 2019 |

Every spring we welcome many lambs, kids, chicks, and ducklings into the world at East Hill Farm. This year is no different, we have already had about 15 lambs and 9 kids with expectations of at least a handful more kids to be born. Along with all the excitement young critters bring, we are also…

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Holstein cow facing forward in the winter at east hill farm

Welcome to the farm Olivia and Em!

By Jennifer | February 20, 2019 |

East Hill Farm welcomed a new Holstein to the barn this January. Her name is Olivia and she will be our new milking cow! Not to fret, Callie and Clementine are not done with milking. But due to their reproduction cycle, they won’t be producing milk for us this summer. Here is Olivia giving you…

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East Hill Farm Food

Farm Fare: Vegetarian Chili

By Jennifer | January 6, 2019 |

Looking for a cozy meal to warm you up in the winter time? Chili is a great choice. Our vegetarian chili is sure to warm your heart and fill your belly. Plus, it’s vegan if you don’t add any cheese on top! Give this versatile recipe a try for your next game night or quick…

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Cow with snow around its nose at East Hill Farm

Ask a Farmer: Getting Ready for Winter

By Jennifer | December 3, 2018 |

On a farm, the onset of a seasonal change always seems to come right as you think you’re caught up with the projects from the prior season. As many of us know and have experienced, the list of projects on the farm is never ending and must be prioritized. The hardest transition, in my opinion,…

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By Jennifer | November 19, 2018 |

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.  -Nigel Hamilton As you gather with your friends and family this holiday season and reflect on all you are thankful for, we would like to share what our staff is grateful for at East Hill Farm.

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