Archive for June 17th, 2011

Pasture Walk at New Roots Farm, June 22

Friday, June 17th, 2011

newroots.jpgThe Granite State Graziers continue their series of educational pasture walks at New Roots Farm in Newmarket on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public — come and learn how the Cantaras have integrated pasturing into their diversified farm:

 

Pasture Walk: New Roots Farm

Granite State Graziers

New Roots Farm, 31 Doe Farm Lane, Newmarket, NH

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 4:30–6 p.m.

 

Join us at New Roots Farm for a pasture walk that’s sure to have something for everyone.

 

Jeff and Renee Cantara raise poultry, lambs, hogs and beef cattle along with vegetables on 70 acres in Newmarket. What began as a certified organic vegetable operation 10 years ago has gradually evolved into a livestock-centric system focusing on both MIG and mob-grazing practices to improve pasture health and livestock performance. The Cantaras also utilize livestock as a nutrient transfer mechanism in their vegetable operation. The farm’s model is one of producing high quality food and direct marketing to end consumers through Farmers’ Markets, their own and other CSA programs, and occasional restaurant sales. Come learn about both the successes and bumps-in-the-road that the Cantara’s have encountered over the years along with their plans for future endeavors. Specific practices that will be discussed include multispecies MIG and mob grazing, utilizing pastured poultry to revitalize hayfields, growing and grazing forage for hogs, on-farm poultry processing, simple and effective livestock shelters and more.

 

The pasture walk will be held June 22 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. New Roots Farm is located at 31 Doe Farm Lane in Newmarket, NH. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Granite State Graziers is a collaborative effort of the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service and North Country Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, and UNH Cooperative Extension. For more information about this pasture walk, contact Jeff Cantara at New Roots Farm, 603-292-5902, or farmers@newrootsfarm.com.

 

For more information: www.grazenh.com

New Hampshire Dairy Day at Farm Museum, June 18

Friday, June 17th, 2011

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The New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton, NH is open for the 2011 season, The New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton, NH is open for the 2011 season, with a calendar full of fun family events and weeklong summer camps for kids! Visit this weekend for New Hampshire Dairy Day, Saturday, June 18th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

 

New Hampshire Dairy Day

New Hampshire Farm Museum

1305 White Mountain Hwy, Rte 125, Milton, NH

Saturday, June 18, 2011

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Meet a cow and a dairy goat, enjoy a hayride around the farm, take a special barn tour focused on dairy farming, help churn cream into butter, learn about cheese making and enjoy free ice cream made right in NH. $7 adult, $4 child, members free.

 

For other family events, check their online calendar. Some upcoming ones include:

 

• Meet the Animals Day Camp, July 11 – 15

• Junior Farmers Training Camp, July 25 – 29

• Old Time Farm Days, August 20 & 21

 

For more information: http://www.farmmuseum.org/calendar.html