One of the best things about eating locally in the Seacoast is getting to know the producers. Whether it’s at the farmers’ market, farmstand or on the farm itself, we find ourselves more often than not talking directly to the person who grows or raises our food. These relationships and community bonds have only deepened as the seasons go by. In celebration of our expanding local food community, we’re introducing a series of short video profiles. We hope to show the diversity of local food, the people that produce it, and some of the stories that go with them.
Our first profile takes us to Harrison’s Poultry Farm in Candia, NH, where we met up with farmer Frank Harrison. This small-scale, wooded farm is surrounded on three sides by conservation lands, with gentle slopes and old stone walls leading in all directions. Here Frank raises a diversified collection of animals — pigs, rabbits, goats and, of course, poultry — including heritage chicken, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guinea fowl. In addition to offering eggs and meat, the farm also produces honey and maple syrup. We caught up with Frank in early spring, when the farm is open to visitors during NH Maple Sugar Weekend.
For more information on Harrison’s Poultry Farm, please visit www.harrisonspoultry.com.