What We Grow
Certified Organic Produce
Hop N Hen Farm is certified organic by the NH Department of Agriculture for fruits and vegetables. We grow a wide variety of vegetables: from asparagus to zucchini. We grow the classics like rhubarb and butternut squash, and new favorites like zesty microgreens and Carolina Reaper (r) hot peppers. 2020 was the first year growing vegetables in our High Tunnel, a semi-controlled environment that allows us to start growing earlier in the spring and harvest later into the fall.
Some of the fruits grown at our farm include rhubarb, raspberries, peaches, and pears.
Our flock of Buff Orpintons, RI Reds, NH Reds, and Barred Rocks hens provide us with delicious eggs. As soon as the weather permits they leave the winter coop and move out to the field and into their chick-shaw. Electric poultry netting is used to keep predators away.
From April to November we raise over 600 Cornish-Cross broiler chickens. From one day old to about three weeks old they are kept warm and safe in our brooding coop. When the chicks have grown their true feathers, they are moved out onto organic pasture, where they peck and scratch. We keep or broilers in large well-ventilated, covered pens, providing them with plenty of clean air and sunshine, while protecting against foxes, coyotes, and other predators, as well as the weather.
Broad-breasted white turkeys are raised from day old chicks till Thanksgiving. Turkeys are kept safe in turkey size mobile tractors, that move daily about the field to new grass and new views. We really enjoy their curious nature and their whistling, cooing, and gobbling!
We processes the broiler chickens and turkeys on the farm.
Affiliations and Certifications
We are members of the Northeast Organic Farming Association – New Hampshire and of the Small and Beginner Farmers of New Hampshire. We are certified organic by the NH Department of Agriculture for vegetables and fruits, and are working toward our poultry certification. We are also working on our certification with Real Organic Project.