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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

Posted 3/3/2017 7:13am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

We definitely could not have predicted how this sugaring season began. In just a week and a half (2/20 - 3/1), we made nearly 200 gallons of maple syrup! Each day that we boiled, we made between 20 and 35 gallons per day. The weather fluctuations have been amazing, and we do not particularly like it (60 degrees in Feb!)... but the trees have kept producing despite it all. Mother Nature has sent us back into a cold, mid-winter weather pattern through the weekend. We have about 1200 gallons of sap on reserve for the weekend events, but the sap won't run until we get above freezing again. 

 

Some of you may not realize that we have been without one very important piece of the Harding Hill crew for the past week - Van! Van and Robin are off touring Switzerland with youngest daughter, Rosie, who is on study abroad. Van usually trucks sap and helps with sugarhouse start-up and the evening cleaning as needed. We (Tyler and Kelly) have been on quite the schedule between regular farm chores and all aspects of sugaring. Lucky for us, our hired hand - Brendan, was on February vacation this week, and he really stepped up to the plate. If you see him at the sugarhouse, give him a pat on the back. He put in a lot of late hours with Ty making sure the evaporator was running smoothly - not a bad work ethic for 16 years old. Paul Howe, photographer, also made sure Brendan got some recognition on the cover of the New London Intertown Record this week.

Season totals as of our last boil on March 1st - we collected over 10,000 gallons of sap ranging from 1.6% to 2.3% sugar content. The sap averaged 1.8% sugar which takes about 48 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. The maple syrup count is up to 197.5 gallons of liquid gold. Our records show that we have never made more than 50 gallons of syrup before March 1st in the history of the Webb Family sugaring operation - that's over 50 years! The maple grade changes are also drastic - with changes from a Dark Robust to an Amber Rich within the same day of boiling. The changes are largely due to the extreme temperature fluctuations - 20 degrees to 60 degrees in the same day, for example.

 

We have all size plastic containers available for sale with our regular March hours beginning this weekend. We also have a selection of glass maple leaves and our signature Lake Sunapee bottles. Rule of thumb is if you see steam rolling out, just stop by for a sample or purchase. See below for an update on our actual open hours.


Maple Month is here!

Saturday, March 4th ~ 10am till 4pm
Sunday, March 5th ~ 11am till 4pm

Join us this weekend for a taste of spring as you had from the cold weather. The evaporator room will be nice and warm! We also have a selection of Grass Fed Beef and remaining 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 bacon, ham steaks, and boneless pork chops while it lasts!

Complete price lists and availability are available 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. 


It’s a time of year to celebrate the winter thaw and visit with friends, family and neighbors. 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 2/24/2017 8:44am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

Maple sugaring is here! This is the first of my weekly updates for the maple season. The weather has taken us for a wild ride – with several feet of snow to near 60 degree temps within just two weeks. While we typically hope sugaring does not start until around March 1st, we were pushed to get our act together a bit early. Luckily we had already started tapping on February 11th, before some of the deep snow arrived. On February 17th, Ty and Acer trudged through the deep snow to tap the last round of trees. We have a total of 1,305 taps this year, and as temperatures rose over the past week, the sap began to run. All hands were on deck over the weekend as Ty, Van, Sam, and Brendan helped set up the sugarhouse and fine tune the vacuum system in the woods. On Sunday night, the sap tank was approaching full and we pumped our first load for transport to the sugarhouse.

 
 

 We boiled on Monday, and we were back at it on Wednesday and Thursday nights. We also had our first anonymous call to the fire department this season, and the chief was happy enough to see that we were just making syrup!

 

Season totals as of last night show that we collected 4,085 gallons of sap ranging from 1.6% to 2.3% sugar content. We averaged 1.8% sugar which takes about 48 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. Low sugar can be normal for the first week of the season as we like to be closer to 40 to 1. We made just over 69 gallons of an ‘Amber Rich’ maple syrup since Monday. Plenty of quarts and other size bottles are available for sale starting this weekend. Rule of thumb is if you see steam rolling out, just stop by for a sample or purchase. See below for an update on our actual open hours.


Early Start - Open Hours at the Sugarhouse

Come visit us in the sugarhouse this Saturday! We will only be open on Sunday if we have enough sap.

Saturday, February 25th ~ 11am till 4pm
Sunday, February 26th ~ Tentative (check Facebook or call)

Our regular season open houses and sugarhouse hours will start on March 4th and 5th. 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. 


Timber Harvesting & Tree Services

Van & Tyler are currently logging on a contracted job in Croydon – cutting mainly large pine and ash trees. More recently, we are focused on cutting ash trees due to the threat of the invasive insect, Emerald Ash Borer. The February warm-up is negatively impacting logging jobs as mud builds up on the trails. We are hoping the frost will hold over the next couple weeks to get our job completed and site cleaned up with limited impact.

All tree care projects are on hold until our maple season is completed around mid-April. Thank you to all the past and current customers that continue to support us. Looking for a consultation? Contact us and Tyler will schedule a visit as time allows.

If you are interested in 2017 firewood orders, please contact us as soon as possible. We begin deliveries after maple season, and we usually sell out every year.

 


 

We hope to see many of you during our maple season. It’s a time of year to celebrate the winter thaw and visit with friends, family and neighbors. Next week, I will give more updates on beef and pork availability. 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 12/22/2016 12:36pm by The Webb Family.

Happy Holidays from the Farm!

Season's Greetings from Harding Hill Farm!

We wish all of our customers, friends, and family a fantastic holiday season. Thank you for supporting us!

~ The Webb Family ~

Also - If you need any last minute syrup, beef, or pork, contact us by email or phone. We are available at various times on the 23rd and 24th. We will not be available Christmas Day or the day after.  


 

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

Posted 12/4/2016 7:07am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

The holiday season has arrived here on the farm! Robin has strung up the Christmas garland and lights at the farmhouse, and we have been getting things tidied up before the first significant snowfall arrives. As a family of skiers, we are keeping a close eye on the snowmaking progress from our view of Mount Sunapee. We are hoping to see more white on those trails soon! 

 

Some of you also may have noticed our larger herd of Belted Galloways. Two more future moms joined the herd last month - Caroline and Cally. Our visiting young man, Bendelle, is taking his job seriously as he roams the pasture with his ladies. We are hoping for 6 healthy calves late next summer.

 

This time of year also means our freezers are full! We are fully stocked with Grass Fed Beef and the majority of our 2016 pasture-raised pork cuts. Bacon and ham should be coming back from the smoker this month. Be sure to place your order to reserve your favorites. This is the only time of year that we typically have a full selection. Contact us for a price list and let us know your holiday needs.

We hope many of you will be able to attend our 3rd annual Holiday Open Sugarhouse! We will be open Saturday, Dec 9th 10am till 4pm and Sunday, Dec 10th 10am till 2pm with plenty of holiday spirit. We will offer tours as we boil water in the evaporator and hand out hot samples of our maple syrup. Visitors are also welcome to try a variety of beef and pork samples prepared with HHF meats. We will have a full supply of beef, pork, and maple syrup gifts available for sale. Hope to see you there!


HHF Holiday Open Sugarhouse

Join us for our 3rd Annual Holiday Open Sugarhouse!

Saturday, Dec 10th ~ 10am till 4pm
Sunday, Dec 11th ~ 10am till 2pm 

   

We will have hot syrup samples along with samples of HHF meats (sausage meatballs, short ribs, and more!). Don't forget about our maple cookies too! Syrup gifts, grass fed beef, and pasture-raised pork will all be available for sale. We will also be offering a sale on our grass fed filet mignon! Take a tour of the sugarhouse while you're here. We will boil water in the evaporator to keep things warm and full of holiday cheer. Hope to see you there!

 

**Don't forget - Our sugarhouse is located on Route 103 in Sunapee just below the Wendell Vet Clinic. Make sure you don't follow our farm address to stagecoach rd. 

Be sure to visit the event on the HHF Facebook page.


Maple Syrup this Holiday Season

Maple syrup makes a great holiday gift! We offer maple syrup for sale by order to be picked up at the farm throughout the year. If you are interested in 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 – including Kathan Gardens in Newport, Spring Ledge Farm and Gourmet Gardens in New London.

 


Harding Hill Farm Tree Services

Tyler is still busy completing all of your fall tree care projects. It has been his busiest and most successful season yet in the Sunapee region. Thank you to all the past and current customers that continue to support us. If you have a signed contract, Tyler should be contacting you to schedule your job. Looking for a consultation? Contact us and Tyler will schedule a visit. Any new projects will most likely not be completed until Spring.



On Farm Lodging available at Harding Hill Farm

Our on-farm lodging is rented for the entire 2016-2017 ski season. Please contact us if you are interested in staying with us next year! Availability begins in April.

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

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


   

Once again, we hope to see many of you at our Holiday Open Sugar House on Dec 10th and 11th. We will have plenty of holiday samples to share - including maple cookies, sausage meatballs, pulled pork, and more! Our maple syrup in a variety of glass containers also makes a great holiday gift.

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