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New Hampshire Women Farmers
Pioneers of the Local Food Movement
Helen Brody, Leslie Tuttle

University Press of New England



Contents

Foreword by Lorraine Stuart Merrill
• Introduction: Women Pioneers in the Granite State
• WOMEN: THE FACE OF THE FARM
• Farm Marketers: Center Stage
Suzanne LeBlanc, Autumn Harvest Farm & Quilt Studio, Grafton
Louisa Spencer, Poverty Lane Orchards & Farnum Hill Ciders, Lebanon
Kate Donald, Stout Oak Farm, Brentwood
• Promoting Heritage Breeds and Heirloom Produce
Keira Farmer, Yankee Farmer’s Market, Warner
Carole Soule, Miles Smith Farm, Loudon
• Encouraging Year-Round Buying of Local Food
Donna Sprague, Huntoon Farm, Danbury
Donna Abair, Hazzard Acres Farm, Springfield
• WOMEN: CATALYSTS FOR FARM GROWTH
• Creating Imaginative Visitor Attractions
Nancy Franklin, Riverview Farm, Plainfield
Martina Howe, Beans & Greens Farm, Gilford
• Focusing on a Single Traditional Farm Product
Heidi Bundy, Tomapo Farm, Lebanon
Sarah Costa, Manning Hill Farm, Winchester
• Educating Children, Adults, and Politicians
Padi Anderson, F/V Rimrack and Granite State Fish, Rye Harbor State Marina
Diane Souther, Apple Hill Farm, Concord
• Building Tourism: Farm Days, Fairs, and Food Trails
• Walpole Valley Farms and the Inn at Valley Farms, Walpole
• Cornish Agricultural Fair, Cornish
• New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival, Deerfield
• New Hampshire’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Trails
• New Hampshire’s Ice Cream Trail
• WOMEN: LAND PRESERVATIONISTS, WORKING FARMLAND
• Keeping Family Land Productive
Mary Jones, Patridge Farm, North Haverhill
Kris Mossey, McLeod Bros. Orchards, Milford
• Building Food Self-Sufficiency
Tracie Loock, Tracie’s Community Farm, Fitzwilliam
Elaine Haynes, Haynes Homestead, Colebrook
• WOMEN: OFF-THE-FARM SUPPORT
• Agricultural Marketing for State Government
Gail McWilliam Jellie, Director of Agricultural Development, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
Educational Efforts
• Schools
Stacey Purslow, Farm to School Program Coordinator, Sustainability Institute, University of New Hampshire
Business
Mary Ann Kristiansen, Executive Director, Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship
Retail
Rosemary Fifield, Director of Education and Member Services, Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society
Agriculture
Amy Ouellette, Program Team Leader, University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension
Farm Interest Groups
Naomi Scanlon, President, Associated Women of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation
Janet Wilkinson, Executive Director, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH)
Farm Product Distribution
Julie Moran, President and Manager, North Country Farmers Co-op
Regional Support
Sara Zoë Patterson, Coordinator and Board Chair, Seacoast Eat Local
Acknowledgments and Notes
• Farm Resource List

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