Wake Robin Farm out of Stratham, New Hampshire is family owned and operated and has been farming for almost 300 years! The fourteenth generation now runs the farm and has a farm stand that is open all year round from 8:00am-6:00pm. You can find them at the Portsmouth and Dover (Wednesdays) Farmers Markets in the Seacoast, New Hampshire area. Their produce is also supplied to local restaurants including Moxy, Black Trumpet, Franklin Oyster House, Throwback Brewery, Otis, Joinery, Stages at 1 Washington, and Earth’s Harvest!
Wake Robin Farm is now in conservation easement, meaning future development has been prevented in order to protect the land for future generations. Though not certified organic, soil health and quality is among their top priorities, and local composted manure, their own compost, and local leaf mulch are used to maintain and increase the fertility of the soil. Any pest population is controlled via integrated pest management, companion planting, and crop rotation, and all sprays that are used are certified for use in organic agriculture. Summer and Winter CSAs are both offered. The summer CSA runs for 18 weeks, and the winter for 8 weeks. More information on CSAs and how you can purchase one can be found on their website by clicking here. CSA members also receive the added benefit of 10% off other farm product purchases!
The displays the farm sets up at farmers markets are colorful and eye catching, and the everyone is very knowledgable about the produce and product they are offering to customers. A couple of my favorite items have to be the carrots, zucchini, and all the gorgeous flowers, but who can really pick when there is so much amazing produce to choose from! Make sure you stop by their tent at the next market, say hello, and purchase some of the amazing produce they have to offer.