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Posted 10/16/2017 7:46pm by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

This time of year brings many projects to finish before the cold months arrive. Fall also ushers in a fresh supply of HHF meats, and we are looking to clean out the barn freezers. Please join us this weekend for our meat sale and open house! It's also a chance for our many friends and neighbors to visit with the Belted Galloway herd and our pigs too.

 


HHF Meat Sale & Open House

Join us on
Saturday, October 21st from 9am till 2pm
at our farm at 524 Stagecoach Road in Sunapee
 
 
 
Visit with our Belted Galloway herd
Check out our pasture-raised pigs
See the recent renovations of our main barn
Try a sample of our HHF beef and maple cookies
 
All HHF pork is marked down - limited supply!
Grass Fed Ground Beef is $0.50 off per pound
Only Five Winter Beef Packages available - save 10% off retail!
 - includes ground beef, sausage, stew meat, and a roast
 
 
 
Don't forget about our Maple Syrup!
We will have a supply of plastic containers and select glass containers,
including our signature Lake Sunapee bottle. 
 
Share our event on Facebook at HHF Meat Sale

 

We certainly hope you can make it this weekend. Stay tuned for more fall updates and the return of our regular monthly newsletters. 

Thank you again for your support, 

~ The Webb Family


~Harding Hill Farm~
524 Stagecoach Road
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: 603-863-6493
Email: hardinghillfarmnh@gmail.com
Visit: www.hardinghillfarmnh.com

Posted 7/10/2017 9:27am by Harding Hill Farm.

It has been nearly a year since we gathered on the farm and in the woods to bid farewell to 'Pop' (Richard H Webb). We now anticipate another week of homecoming for the extended Webb Family as we say goodbye to an important founder of Harding Hill Farm.  

Just a short couple weeks ago, we lost our beloved Elizabeth T Webb, affectionately known as 'Gram' or to many others as 'Betsy'. She often provided a place to sit down, take a break, divulge in a sweet treat, and tell her about our adventures. She was our endless support system, always interested in our projects and seemingly crazy ideas. We gather later this week with family and friends to celebrate her life, legacy, and influence on the farm and woods we share with many. 


Harding Hill Farm - 1952

Elizabeth Thomas Webb passed away peacefully on June 23, 2017. Born Elizabeth Alden Thomas on October 4, 1920 in Islip, New York, she attended St. Agnes School in Albany and then Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. Summers were spent in Thetford, Vermont where she was a counselor at Camp Hanoun. She worked in New York City for several years until meeting and marrying Richard H. Webb in 1951. Together they established a home and small farm in Sunapee where she raised 6 children and helped run the farm.

 
Van Webb & Betsy Webb - 1969 &  in later years - Dick & Betsy at a family wedding

Her love of the ocean and spending time with family led to many summers spent camping on Cape Cod or traveling as a fairly large group to other places. They continued to travel for many years, sometimes visiting family and sometimes taking family with them. Upon the birth of their first grandchild they became Grammy and Pops to all who knew them well and they loved watching their grandchildren grow to young adulthood.

 

She was a member of several organizations in the area and was particularly active with the United Methodist Women, the preservation of the Old Town Hall/Harbor House Livery building, and the Sunapee Thrift Store.

She is survived by six children and their spouses: Tom and Jackie Webb, Portland, OR; Paul Webb and Lisa Hall, Palm Coast, FL; Brad and Andrea Webb, Hightstown, NJ; Van and Robin Webb, Sunapee, NH; Tom and Faith Reney, Sunapee, NH; Bayard Webb and Lyle Engler, Reno, NV and eleven grandchildren.


Harding Hill Farm - Webb Family 2014

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 am with a reception to follow, located at:

Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church
Lower Main Street, Sunapee, NH 03782

There will also be a graveside service at the South Cemetery on Harding Hill Road in Sunapee at 1:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunapee Heritage Alliance, PO Box 72, Sunapee, NH 03782.

Posted 5/10/2017 9:19am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

I think there might be just one word to describe the weather lately – soggy! It feels as if we entered another climate after nearly a year of drought conditions. The daffodils are flourishing, and my fingers are crossed that the early veggies end up germinating in the farm garden. Meanwhile, Mother Nature has put a stop to most spring activities – with mud, mud and more mud. The rain showers are persistent, with only a few periods of sunshine this past week. Dare I even say we spotted some snow flakes? The grass is green, and with a little sunshine (at some point!), should take off quickly. We get anxious this time of year to turn the cows out on pasture, but to maintain our fields, it is always wiser to wait for more growth. The cows are tempted too… sticking their head through the fence where they can. The good news is no need to weed whack the corral edges for now.

 

Another sign of spring – the arrival of piglets! For the third year in a row, we are raising a group of piglets on a pasture rotation system at the farm. We struggled this year to find a good source of piglets. Our usual source had small litter sizes, and we’ve been on the hunt for another farm. Luckily, we found them locally, and they arrived last Saturday. We enjoy raising the heritage breeds, and this year they are a cross between American Spotted and Duroc. Last year, our pig names came from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Everyone has been asking, what will we name them this year? With all those spots, I had to name them after the 101 Dalmations! Considering our lower pig numbers this year, we will not be selling retail cuts in the fall. Our fall bulk pork orders are already sold out as well.


Meet Perdita, Pongo, Patch, Lucky, and Rolly Poly.

With Van and Robin on another adventure in Europe, Tyler and I have taken over the farmhouse to keep watch on all the critters and streamline things a bit. This past weekend was weaning time for our fall calves. It shouldn’t be too bad we said, considering we left them together far longer than our expected 6 months. Around dinner time on Saturday, all was quiet and the Beltie cows were happily eating their fresh bales of hay. Who were we kidding? About every two hours, I woke up to mooing and more mooing. All I can say is… Van and Robin, you are welcome! And our neighbors, well we’re sorry! Luckily, after a few nights of minimal sleep, all is well in the barnyard and the animals are looking much more relaxed.


Dreaming of those sunny days on pasture...

If you are looking to satisfy your Memorial Day weekend menus, contact us to schedule a meat order pickup. We have a selection of grass fed beef, pasture-raised pork, and maple syrup available for sale.


Firewood

Firewood (green) is available now! Our price this year is $225 per cord, cut and delivered. We will let you know if your location requires a delivery charge. Contact us now to reserve your order. We sell out every year! 


HHF Tree Care Services - contact our arborist

Spring has arrived in the Sunapee region. Spring tree projects are already underway! Tyler is meeting with clients for consultations and booking 2017 tree services. Email or give us a call to schedule a free consultation and quote. Tyler, a certified arborist, offers tree pruning, removal, cabling, and fertilization.

 


Maple Syrup Updates

Don't forget! We offer maple syrup for sale by order to be picked up at the farm throughout the year. If you need advice on shipping, we can certainly give you an estimate. Contact us for the latest price sheet and availability of containers. You can also find our syrup in several stores in the Sunapee region.

Looking for a wedding or event favor?
Maple syrup can be a great addition to your sweet day! We offer custom design bottles for your special event. Contact us for details and pricing.

 


Grass Fed Beef - fresh supply coming in June

We will be replenishing the supply by mid-May! Interested in purchasing by the cut? Contact us for the latest availability and prices, and we arrange a convenient time for you to pick up your order at our farm on Stagecoach Road in Sunapee. Currently we have plenty of ground beef, sausage, and a limited selection of steaks and other cuts.

For our bulk beef buyers - I will be contacting our repeat customers this week. Please let us know if you are interested in a half or whole cow in 2017 or beyond.


We are hoping to see more green in our pastures after this rain is done! Signs of spring keep appearing on the farm with asparagus starting to peak out above the soil. Peas, spinach, and other greens are started in the garden, and Robins flowers are off to a great start indoors. Happy Spring!

As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/hardinghillfarmnh

Thank you again for your support, 

~ The Webb Family


~Harding Hill Farm~
524 Stagecoach Road
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: 603-863-6493
Email: hardinghillfarmnh@gmail.com
Visit: www.hardinghillfarmnh.com

Posted 4/19/2017 7:40pm by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

Well folks, it’s been another successful season… and a long one! We tapped our maple trees at the traditional time in mid-February. The remainder of the 2017 maple season was far from traditional. We made more syrup in the month of February than any other season in our 50+ year record at 172.5 gallons. March came in like a lion, bringing back mid-winter conditions and temperatures below freezing. Our retail weekends were challenging to start the typical maple month with the subzero weather. With frozen pipes and lack of sap, we adapted our typical open house times. For the NH Maple Weekend celebration, temperatures moderated slightly but it snowed, sleeted, rained… something fell from the sky! Van and Robin even joined us to keep production running smoothly and assure visitors had a warm shot of syrup and a maple cookie as they headed out the door. Also, Brendan was working hard to keep the evaporator running so Tyler could spend time giving tours. 

  

Shortly after maple weekend, we were in for another change. The April Fool’s day snow storm dropped at least 16 inches of snow on the farm. It even fooled us as we fumbled to put the plow back on the sap truck, get the sugarhouse cleared out, and operate on somewhat of a normal maple schedule. The following week, as if Mother Nature flipped a switch, sugaring went into high gear as temperatures warmed and the sap flowed. In the 12 days of April before the season ended, we made 223.5 gallons of maple syrup which is 39% of our crop. Surely that explains why it took me a week to pull myself together enough to write this wrap up! 

 

 Here are some stats for you to ponder:

Total sap collected: 26,450 gallons
Average sugar content: 1.9%
Average gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup: 45 gallons
Maple season start to finish: 52 days
Number days we actually boiled sap: 25 days
Total gallons maple syrup produced: 577.5 gallons (best total ever! 2016 was just shy at 575)
Maple Syrup Production by month: Feb – 30%, Mar – 31%, Apr – 39% 

The biggest surprise of all this season: our incredible local community – customers, friends, and family. Despite the weather challenges, you visited the sights and smells of the HHF sugarhouse, and we had our annual chat around the evaporator. Tyler and I were fortunate enough to get a couple of spring skiing days in right after the season wrapped up – nothing like some sunny, slushy moguls to recharge the spirit! This week, we are pulling taps, rinsing lines, and preparing the maple trees for a long rest. Now we transition to winter cleanup and spring projects – such as spreading manure with a view!


Firewood Orders

Once we finish up sugaring, we start delivery of firewood orders. Get your 2017 order in now! For 14" to 24" length green firewood, the 2017 price is $225 per cord. If you are interested, contact us with your name and address to get on the list. We will let you know ahead of time if your location requires an added delivery charge. 


Need some Tree Work done at your home? 

Spring has arrived in the Sunapee region. It's the time of year for spring clean up, including tree care! Tyler is now meeting with clients for consultations and booking 2017 tree services. If you have some trees that may need to be looked at, contact us to schedule a free consultation and quote. Tyler is a certified arborist offering tree pruning, removal, cabling, and fertilization. 


On Farm Lodging available at Harding Hill Farm!

Are you or someone you know looking for lodging in the Lake Sunapee region this spring/summer? We have a rental home on our farm - a great place to get away with the whole family!

For more details, visit our website at www.hardinghillfarmnh.com.

The Lake Sunapee region has a lot to offer in the summer with nearby lakes, beaches, hiking, biking, and much more! We certainly hope this home continues to be a great gathering place for many families and friends.


Still need to stock up on maple syrup? Maybe some local beef or pork? Don't worry! You can contact us directly any time of year to place an order for pick up at the farm. You can also find our syrup on the shelves at several local retailers. 

As always contact us with any questions, price sheets, or order requests.

Thank you again for your support, 

~ The Webb Family


~Harding Hill Farm~
524 Stagecoach Road
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: 603-863-6493
Email: hardinghillfarmnh@gmail.com
Visit: www.hardinghillfarmnh.com

Posted 4/6/2017 8:10pm by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

The maple season at Harding Hill Farm went into high gear this week! The April Fool’s snowstorm kicked off what has been the best week of sap runs this season. Our sugarbush produced all night Saturday after the storm. The only down side – we did not shovel the 16 inches of wet, heavy snow that was sitting on our sap house roof. It was an early morning for us on Sunday when our live web cam indicated that all the main line connections to our releaser and sap tank were busted. After a couple hours of fixes and laughs, we were back up and running Sunday. There’s no crying over spilled sap I guess!

 

Sunday and Monday were beautiful days for a sap run – 40s and 50s with a 20 degree low over night. Over those two days, we collected over 3,700 gallons of sap and produced 79.5 gallons of maple syrup. On Monday alone, we hit a daily high for the season at just over 50 gallons. We are also surprised by the consistency of our maple grades this week. We produced a nearly identical shade of Dark Robust for 5 days in a row. After a momentary break on Wednesday night, we are easily working toward a 30 gallon total tonight as I write this. I’m enjoying the sweet steam by the evaporator for inspiration tonight, and maybe a few samples too. I also had a bit of blogging/facebooking assistance from a friend. 

 

Many of you have asked what our typical syrup goal is each season, well it’s 500 gallons and we are hitting the mark tonight! Will we compete with last season’s record total of 575 gallons? We shall see. This is when we really start checking the weather constantly. Our weather pattern is in for quite the change in the next week. New Hampshire is in the thick of mud season and our second day of heavy rain. Mother Nature is also starting to take away our below freezing nights – only Friday and Saturday night are expected to go below freezing. The forecast shows temperatures reaching possibly into the 70s next week, so the trees will break bud soon. Let’s hope for sunny skies over the weekend!

We finished up the last official open house of NH Maple Month on April 2nd. For the upcoming weekend, we expect to have sap for a Saturday afternoon boil. If we are boiling, doors are open for visitors and sales. Check in with us on Facebook, by phone, or just drive by for the most current update on sap and boiling times. 

*Don't forget - Our sugarhouse is located at 131 Route 103 in Sunapee just below the Wendell Vet Clinic. Make sure you do not follow our farm address to Stagecoach Road.  


An Oreo Cow Update!

Good news from the Beltie (Belted Galloway Cattle) world! We have six momma cows confirmed pregnant. We are expecting calves July 30th through Oct 5th, and we couldn’t be more excited. Hopefully, we find time to plan a fall open house and welcome visitors to say hello to the new additions.

Mud season is always especially tough on the cows. The wild weather this season has meant more work for farmers and wetter conditions for the critters. After 16+ inches of snow, we have had to adjust and bring in clean sawdust because comfortable cows make delicious meat. April showers make us dream of greener pastures!

 

Speaking of meat, our freezers are still stocked with ground beef, chorizo sausage, short ribs, steak tips, and much more! We even have a good supply of boneless pork chops left. Steaks are limited at the moment, but feel free to contact us on availability. You can place an order by email or phone, and pick it up at the farm. Grilling season will be hear soon


Firewood Orders

 As sugaring season wraps up, we start to work on firewood orders. Get your 2017 order in now! For 14" to 24" length green firewood, the 2017 price is $225 per cord. If you are interested, contact us with your name and address to get on the list. We will let you know ahead of time if your location requires an added delivery charge. 


I will send out a final wrap up of the maple season next week. Be sure to stop by if you see steam at the sugarhouse over the weekend. A big thank you to all of the family, friends, and customers that make this the 'sweetest' time of year!

  

As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests.

Thank you again for your support, 

~ The Webb Family


~Harding Hill Farm~
524 Stagecoach Road
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: 603-863-6493
Email: hardinghillfarmnh@gmail.com
Visit: www.hardinghillfarmnh.com

Posted 3/31/2017 2:45pm by Harding Hill Farm.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

We love our customers, and its apparent that our customers love maple! We had an excellent turnout for maple weekend, despite the snow/sleet/rain that Mother Nature gave us. The sap run was less than ideal, and yes we did boil water to keep up the ambience. Surprisingly enough, Tyler did have a voice after giving two days of tours. Van and Robin helped out with samples and sales while catching up with friends. My maple cookies were a big hit - we handed out 18 dozen of them over the weekend. Quite a few people also went home and made their own - see below!

   

As we've said before, the weather has been challenging to say the least this season. On monday, the Sunapee region received about a quarter inch of ice which luckily didn't cause much damage.

The weather warmed up going into mid-week, creating good sap conditions. The sap was slow to run on Tuesday, but it was quite sweet at 3% sugar. On Wednesday, the trees cooperated, and we collected 1200 gallons of sap. We made a Dark to Very Dark syrup last week, and the grade bounced back to almost an Amber Rich. The syrup count climbed to a season total of 354 gallons. The conditions on Thursday were perfect for sugaring - classic blue sky, sunny, and a high temperature at 43 degrees. Just a reminder - the best sap runs happen with warm, sunny above freezing days with below freezing nights. The sap measured at 2% sugar (40 gallons to 1 gallon syrup), and we have plenty of sap ready for the weekend.

 
 
Once again, the weather has changed. As I write this, I am sitting by the wood stove and watching the snow fall. We expect around a foot of the white stuff into Saturday morning. Surprisingly enough, the sap is still running right now! Once every couple years, we get a low pressure snow storm that causes the sap to run even with below freezing temperatures. Sugar-makers refer to this as 'sugar snow', although in this case, temperatures are a bit cooler with a slower sap flow than a true 'sugar snow' event.

Given the current weather situation, we plan to open late on Saturday. That will give our customers and ourselves a bit more time to dig out from the storm. We'll start up a good boil around 1pm on Saturday and should finish up around 4 or 5pm. Sunday is forecasted to be warmer and sunnier, so we will be open our normal hours. Be sure to stop by - this is our last scheduled Open Sugar House of the season!

Saturday, April 1st ~ 1pm till 4pm (time changed due to storm)
Sunday, April 2nd ~ 11am till 4pm

We still have plenty of dark, robust syrup and maple cream. Our freezers are stocked with grass fed beef and pasture-raised pork! Email us for any large orders. Next week, I promise to write about our latest happenings with the cows as we look forward to greener pastures!

*Don't forget - Our sugarhouse is located at 131 Route 103 in Sunapee just below the Wendell Vet Clinic. Make sure you do not follow our farm address to Stagecoach Road.  


Firewood Orders

As soon as the sugaring season comes to an end, we begin delivering firewood to homeowners in the Sunapee Region. We make up to 200 cords of firewood each year, and it often sells out by early summer. For 14" to 24" length green firewood, the 2017 price is $225 per cord. If you are interested, contact us with your name and address to get on the list. We will let you know ahead of time if your location requires an added delivery charge. 


Spring is around the corner, so don't miss the sweet smells of the sugarhouse while it lasts. Be sure to stock up on your maple supply too - visit our recipes page for more ideas on how to cook with maple!

  

As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests.

Thank you again for your support, 

~ The Webb Family

Posted 3/24/2017 3:48pm by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

It's all hands on deck as we get ready for the annual New Hampshire Maple Weekend open house. As I write, I have several batches of maple cookies baking away in the HHF kitchen!

 

After much brainstorming, I also settled on Maple BBQ beef short ribs and pork country style ribs for tasting. I'll have some beef chorizo sausage available to try and purchase too. Chorizo is our household addiction - an excellent substitute for taco-seasoned ground beef with some kick! That's enough about our grass fed beef and pork, let's get down to the details about the last week and maple weekend...

The maple season over the last two weeks has been challenging to say the least. We opened last weekend on Sunday only, with limited sap. The good news is we have made about 300 gallons of maple syrup so far this season... so plenty of the fresh stuff available for all. On our 'day off' last Saturday, we traveled to a beautiful piece of family property in Wilmot to take a snowshoe on a portion of the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway. A gorgeous day to enjoy the outdoors surrounded by maple trees.

  

This week we plugged away on a few small sap runs, but nothing major. Currently it's snowing, well maybe sleeting... there is something frozen coming from the sky! The plan for maple weekend is to boil what sap we have tomorrow to keep the sugarhouse warm and inviting. The weather forecast says the sap should be flowing throughout the weekend. We promise plenty of fresh liquid gold for sampling! Here are the hours: 

~New Hampshire Maple Weekend~

 

Saturday, March 25th ~ 10am till 4pm
Sunday, March 26th ~ 11am till 4pm

The evaporator room will be dry and warm! Don't miss Tyler's fun and informative tours. There's plenty of Amber Rich and Dark Robust maple syrup on hand to purchase. We also have a supply of Maple Cream, Candy, and Sugar. Our freezers are stocked with grass fed beef and pasture-raised pork, be sure to try the samples too!

Check out the Facebook Event and please share with your friends. *Don't forget - Our sugarhouse is located at 131 Route 103 in Sunapee just below the Wendell Vet Clinic. Make sure you do not follow our farm address to Stagecoach Road. 


Harding Hill Farm was in the Spotlight!

If you didn't see via our Facebook page, I took over Dairy Carrie's page for a day to talk about the farm and maple. Carrie is a blogger/speaker/dairy farmer from Wisconsin and an incredible advocate for all forms of Agriculture. At one point, I had over 16,000 views on one post! That is quite impressive for a little farm in Sunapee. I featured our oreo cows, sugaring from sap to syrup, and Ty's tree services. It was super fun, and a few of the videos are featured on our page

 


Please remember to join us this weekend for a celebration of all things maple! Spring is around the corner, so don't miss the sweet smells of the sugarhouse. 

  

As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests.

Thank you again for your support, 

~ The Webb Family


~Harding Hill Farm~
524 Stagecoach Road
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: 603-863-6493
Email: hardinghillfarmnh@gmail.com
Visit: www.hardinghillfarmnh.com

Posted 3/17/2017 7:37am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

It has been a wild week at Harding Hill! Last Saturday and Sunday, a lot of brave people show up in VERY cold conditions to spend some time by the evaporator. Thank you for stopping in! We boiled sap stored from the previous week. Despite a few challenges with frozen pipes and frozen farmers, we kept the sugarhouse reasonably warm. By the end of the day on Sunday, we reached over 270 gallons of syrup for the season. We were making the most delicious Dark Amber syrup I have had in a long time. I even labeled my own bottle that I refuse to share. There is nothing like warm syrup over ice cream to end the day or syrup in your coffee/tea to start the day!

 

The deep freeze wasn't enough, so Mother Nature dumped 16+ inches of fresh snow during the big storm this week. We enjoy the snow around here once chores are done, but the wind has not been fun! Needless to say, the sap has not been running. So back to the woods for Ty and Van to finish a logging job and accomplish a winter residential tree project. 

 

Meanwhile, Kelly has been juggling some tasks with the cows and keeping up with social media. If you enjoy my updates and blog posts, please check out my friend, Dairy Carrie's, facebook page TODAY! I am taking over the page to talk about a day in the life at Harding Hill and all things maple. It should be a fun day for all. 

 

Although we hoped to be open with sap to boil this weekend... Mother Nature is thinking otherwise. We will be CLOSED on Saturday due to snow and no sap. We will open on Sunday as planned! See below for updated hours.


Maple Month is here!

Saturday, March 18th ~ CLOSED due to weather
Sunday, March 19th ~ 11am till 4pm

Join us on Sunday only for a taste of spring as you try to warm up from the cold weather. The evaporator room will be nice and warm! We have a selection of Grass Fed Beef and a supply of pork available for sale. We also have a supple of Maple Cream, Candy, and Sugar.

Mark your calendars for the traditional NH Maple Weekend celebration on March 25th and 26th. We will be set up for more detailed tours and lots of maple and beef samples! Check out the Facebook Event and please share with your friends.

 

**Don't forget - Our sugarhouse is located at 131 Route 103 in Sunapee just below the Wendell Vet Clinic. Make sure you do not follow our farm address to Stagecoach Road. 


Grass Fed Beef and Pasture-Raised Pork

Looking to stock your freezer or just need ideas for dinner, come see us at the sugarhouse for a selection of Harding Hill meat. We will have our popular steaks, ground beef, sausage, and more! We also have a selection of pork including a good amount of boneless pork chops. These pork chops are amazing! 

Complete price lists and availability by email request. If you have a large order or are looking for a specific cut, contact us by email or phone (603-504-4121) so we have it ready for you at the sugarhouse. 


Remember - We will be closed this Saturday, March 18th. With all this snow, I suggest you go skiing instead. That's our plan!

See you on Sunday or next weekend for the Annual Maple Weekend. Stay tuned for weekly updates and if you see steam rolling out at the sugarhouse, stop by and say hello!

  

As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests.

Thank you again for your support, 

~ The Webb Family


~Harding Hill Farm~
524 Stagecoach Road
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: 603-863-6493
Email: hardinghillfarmnh@gmail.com
Visit: www.hardinghillfarmnh.com

Posted 3/10/2017 4:45pm by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

The official Maple Month (brought to you by NH Maple Producers Association) has arrived! Mother Nature threw another curve ball with cold temperatures on the way, but we will boil stored sap and keep the place as warm as possible. We expect high temperatures in the teens this weekend, so if you are planning a visit... dress warmly! I'm a bit late with this week's update, but you can blame these critters. I had to get the cows all settled with fresh bedding for the cold night ahead. 

 

Maple season marched on this week with a moderate sap run. We had one week night boil and saved the remaining sap for the upcoming weekend. So far this season, we collected nearly 12,000 gallons of sap. Our farm dog, Acer, helped us out this week... we refer to him as 'the supervisor'.

The maple syrup count is up to 234 gallons of liquid gold. The maple grade changed back to a Dark Robust since last Sunday's boil. It is taste tested and approved for all the Dark syrup fans. Be sure to check out our sugarhouse board for updates when you stop by!

We are open with regular weekend hours this weekend, despite the cold! We have all size plastic containers available for sale. We also have a selection of glass maple leaves and our signature Lake Sunapee bottles. For those of you that follow us on Facebook, stay tuned for some fun news as we approach next weekend!


Maple Month is here!

Saturday, March 11th ~ 10am till 4pm
Sunday, March 12th ~ 11am till 4pm

Join us this weekend for a taste of spring as you try to warm up from the cold weather. The evaporator room will be nice and warm! We have a selection of Grass Fed Beef and a supply of pork available for sale.

Mark your calendars for every weekend in March. We will be open 10am till 4pm on Saturdays, and 11am till 4pm on Sundays. The traditional NH Maple Weekend celebration is March 25th and 26th, and we will be set up for more detailed tours and lots of maple and beef samples! Check out the Facebook Event and please share with your friends.

 

**Don't forget - Our sugarhouse is located at 131 Route 103 in Sunapee just below the Wendell Vet Clinic. Make sure you do not follow our farm address to Stagecoach Road. 


Grass Fed Beef and Pasture-Raised Pork

Looking to stock your freezer or just need ideas for dinner, come see us at the sugarhouse for a selection of Harding Hill meat. We will have our popular steaks, ground beef, sausage, and more! We also have a limited selection of pork - get your ham steaks and boneless pork chops while it lasts! Don't forget to check out our favorite recipes on the website.

Complete price lists and availability by email request. If you have a large order or are looking for a specific cut, contact us by email or phone (603-504-4121) so we have it ready for you at the sugarhouse. 


Please join us for taste of spring and the sweet smell of boiling sap this weekend. Stay tuned for weekly updates and if you see steam rolling out at the sugarhouse, stop by and say hello!

  

As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests.

Thank you again for your support, 

~ The Webb Family


~Harding Hill Farm~
524 Stagecoach Road
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: 603-863-6493
Email: hardinghillfarmnh@gmail.com
Visit: www.hardinghillfarmnh.com

Posted 3/4/2017 8:00am by The Webb Family.

Due to the extremely cold temperatures, wind chill, and risk of freezing pipes, we are NOT open at the sugarhouse as planned today. We will be open Sunday, March 5th - 10am till 4pm with 1,200 gallons of sap on hand to boil. Spread the word and see you tomorrow!

If you need to access syrup or beef today, call us at 603-504-4121 and you can pick up at the main farm on Stagecoach road.


~Harding Hill Farm~
524 Stagecoach Road
Sunapee, NH 03782
Phone: 603-863-6493
Email: hardinghillfarmnh@gmail.com
Visit: www.hardinghillfarmnh.com