Coppal House Farm is a 78 acre family run farm located in Lee, NH that has been in existence since the 1740’s! The farm started in Stratham, NH thirty one years ago as Coppal House Station, a small family run farm. The farm is home to a flock of seventy-five Dorper Katahdin breeding ewes, five-hundred heritage breed chickens (laying and meat variety), twenty five hogs, 3 Belgian draft horses, 3 sentry cats, and 2 great pyrenees sheep-guarding dogs. Coppal actually means horse in Gaelic which fits perfectly with their tilling and harvesting methods which utilizes the horses along with tractors. The sheep are rotationally grazed, hogs fed grains that are grown on the farm, and the laying hens and roasters are free range.
The farm has a corn maze that has been open every fall since 2005, and is 6-acres, the largest in Seacoast, NH! A yearly sunflower festival is held at the farm, and the sunflowers have just been harvested to make their next batch of oil. The sunflowers used for oil are non-GMO and cold pressed in the farm’s own oilseed press. The oil has a high Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acid, and Omega-6 fatty acid content. There will be an artisan craft fair Saturday, October 19th-Sunday, October 20th from 10:00am-5:00pm each day.
Coppal House Farm has a variety of crops that get rotated including corn, grains, and oilseed. They utilize crop rotation, which increases the viability of soil with minimal chemical impact. They also added a high tunnel in order to lengthen their growing season and give more variety of produce for customers at farmers’ markets.
You can find them at the remaining summer Exeter and Portsmouth farmers’ markets along with the winter Exeter and Rolliinsford farmers’ markets. Make sure you stop by their tent at the next market to say hello and to see the items they have to offer. You can find them online on their website, Facebook, and Instagram.