Mailing list sign-up




Blog archives

News and blog

Life on the Farm
Posted 7/10/2016 7:58am by The Webb Family.

 

It has been a week of reflection for the Webb family. We lost a beloved patriarch - a man that developed the farm and woods as we know it. Words can not fully express our sense of loss. However it has been a week of homecoming for family - filled with time with 'Gram', family dinners, walks in the woods, gardening, farm projects, and appreciating those around us. Richard H Webb, otherwise known as 'Dick' or affectionately as 'Pop' will live on forever in this place we know as the farm and forest he nurtured. 

"Whose woods these are I think I know" ~ Robert Frost


Richard H Webb
(July 31, 1921 - July 6, 2016)

The Webb family lost their beloved patriarch on July 6, 2016. Richard Humphrey Webb was born July 31, 1921 in New York City, the youngest son of Vanderbilt and Aileen Webb. He attended Groton School and Yale University before serving in WWII where he was awarded the Purple Heart and two Oak Leaf Clusters. In 1948 he made Harding Hill Farm in Sunapee, NH his home. In 1951 he married Elizabeth Alden Thomas and together they raised their six children. He was involved in the local community in many ways, served on the Sunapee School Board for 21 years, was a Boy Scout Scoutmaster, an active member of the Lions Club, served on the Board of Directors for a local bank, and was a Sunapee Selectman. He supported and embodied the philosophy of the small family farm and kept numerous animals and maintained large gardens throughout his life. Together, he and his business partner George Neilson, developed and maintained Harding Hill Farm, taking part in sugaring, logging, haying, and woodworking. Hiking, birding, and traveling were among his many lifelong interests. He and his wife Betsy enjoyed traveling together and enjoyed many trips throughout the world. He was a founding member of the Sunapee Harbor Riverway, which is dedicated to conserving the history and charm of the harbor area. He devoted much of his life to land conservation, and granted the first conservation easement in the state of NH. He purchased many woodlots and established areas for public use, such as the R.H. Webb Forest Preserves in Sunapee and New London, allowing recreational use year round. He served as Trustee, Secretary and Chairman of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests from 1969-1988. He was New England Tree Farmer of the Year in 1974 and New Hampshire Tree Farmer of the Year in 2000. His dedication to conservation will be a lasting legacy.

 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years and his children (Tom & Jackie Webb, Portland, Oregon; Paul & Lisa Webb, Jacksonville, Florida; Brad and Andrea Webb, East Windsor, New Jersey; Van & Robin Webb, Sunapee, NH; Faith and Tom Reney, Sunapee, NH; Bayard & Lyle Webb, Reno, NV and 11 grandchildren (Tyler, Sam, Aileen, Sara, Max, Seth, Blake, Sawyer, Emily, Rosie, Natalia).

An outdoor dedication for “A custodian of these woods” will be held at 10:00 AM on Sunday, August 14 in the Webb Forest, follow signs from Harding Hill Road, Sunapee to the designated parking area. A short hike is required.

Note Change in Time and Location: A memorial service will be held at Harding Hill Farm at 524 Stagecoach Rd in Sunapee at 2:30 PM, also on Sunday, August 14. All of Richard’s friends are invited to either or both of the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, PO Box 2040, New London, NH 03257

Posted 5/27/2016 7:26am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

Come visit with the Harding Hill critters! We just brought in a fresh supply of our grass fed beef this week, and we have had several requests for orders going into the holiday weekend. We will be open at the farm on Stagecoach Road in Sunapee from 8am till noon on Saturday, May 28th.

This is your chance to visit with our new herd of belted galloway cows and 3 week old calves, along with our piglets! If you're in town and looking for something good to grill this weekend, stop by. We will have some HHF syrup available for sale as well. 

  

More to come in my June Newsletter...

Can't make it on Saturday? Just email us for an up-to-date price list if you would like to place an order for pick up another time. 


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 5/2/2016 4:23pm by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

April showers bring... May calves! If you didn't hear during sugaring season, we have four Belted Galloway cows due to have calves here on the farm this spring. Our first calf came late last night, and we fittingly named the little girl Mayday! She is a black belted calf out of our dun belted cow, April. How does that happen? Read my latest blog post to learn a bit more about the breed, why we chose it, and the various color combinations. Both mom and calf are doing quite well on this rainy day. 

 

As if there wasn't enough cuteness around here, we are picking up eight piglets this coming Sunday. We will have a very similar breed mix as we did last year, and they will be raised on a pasture-based system. 

Meanwhile, with all these scattered rain showers, Van spent most of his weekend on the tractor spreading fertilizer on our hay fields. We are hoping for a much more productive year than last year. Happy Spring!


Grass Fed Beef - fresh supply coming in May

As many of you know, we are running low on many cuts of steak. 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.

For our bulk beef buyers - We are sold out! All of the 2016 slots for whole, half, and quarter cows have been filled. Contact us early if you are interested in beef for the 2017 season.


Pasture-Raised Pork will be back in late 2016!

As mentioned above, we are raising eight pigs this year on our rotational pasture system. We had some great feedback last year, and we sold out of most cuts in less than two months. This year, we doubled our numbers, and we also changed up the person that will be smoking our bacon. We are looking forward to these delicious changes.

For our bulk pork buyers - We are sold out! All of the 2016 slots for whole and half pigs have been filled. We will have a selection of retail cuts available in November. Contact us early if you are interested in pork for the 2017 season.  


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.

 


Firewood

Firewood (green) is available for order and delivery. Our price this year is $255 per cord. Contact us now to reserve your order. We sell out every year! 


Need some Tree Work done at your home?

Sping has arrived in the Sunapee region. Tyler has been quite busy meeting with clients for consultations and booking 2016 tree services. If you have some trees that may need to be looked at, contact us to schedule a free consultation and quote. Tyler, a certified arborist, offers 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 summer? We have a rental home on our farm with summer availability - 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 becomes a great gathering place for many families and friends.


  

We are hoping to see more green in our pastures after this rain is done! Signs of spring keep appearing on the farm with daffodils in bloom and asparagus starting to peak out above the soil. Peas, kale and spinach 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 5/2/2016 3:21pm by The Webb Family.

There has been much anticipation on the farm in the past weeks. We have been busy keeping pens clean and preparing for our ‘new to us’ Belted Galloway cows to begin calving. Tyler and I have been considering beef cattle breeds over the last year or so… debating about which breed would do well with our management style. Until now, Harding Hill Farm has always purchased calves and raised them on a grass-based diet to maturity.

In February, we made contact with a breeder in the ‘north country’ or otherwise known as northern New Hampshire. Otokahe Farm has been raising and breeding Belted Galloway cattle for many years (and making beef jerky, yum!). Kris and Bert were looking to downsize their breeding herd slightly. We made the visit to their farm, just down the road from Santa’s Village, and immediately knew these cattle had the right attributes to fit in at Harding Hill Farm. We purchased four pregnant cows due to calve in starting in April/May. The cows moved south to Sunapee shortly thereafter.

 

One of the better parts of this adventure was the timing. Tyler’s parents, Van and Robin were on a ski trip when the cows arrived. We got the cows settled, and upon Van and Robin’s return, there were 4 large cows resembling oreos hanging out in the barnyard. It was quite the surprise!

We have spent a few months acclimating them, and unfortunately fighting the spring mud in our barnyard! Things have dried up some, though I write this as it is pouring rain outside. Fortunately there is plenty of dry loafing areas under the barn. We highly anticipate the greening up of pastures as we await the proper timing and level of grass growth to turn them out on pastures for the season. Meanwhile the cows are happily eating stored fermented grass (haylage) and dry hay.

 

Why Belted Galloway or as we call them ‘Belties’? There are MANY reasons. We wanted to create a niche breed of beef cattle for our farm as we continue to develop our grass fed beef business. Tyler and I always admired the breed… who doesn’t love cows that have a white belt resembling an oreo? Also, Robin has mentioned wanting them on the farm for many years. More importantly, there are many positive features in addition to their looks! This breed was developed in Scotland in the rugged hills where hardiness was a trait necessary for survival. Being a New Hampshire farm on a windy, exposed hill sitting on ledge, this sounds familiar. They are naturally polled (no horns), which we preferred because de-horning calves is a nasty (and often necessary) job for both farmer and calf. They have a double coat of hair that provides a great deal of winter warmth, while they shed that extra layer in the summer. Because of their coat, they lack the back fat of other beef breeds. Research has shown that grass fed, beltie beef has less total calories, fat, and cholesterol than conventionally raised beef and grain fed belties. Their heritage allows them to efficiently convert marginal pasture lands into delicious, lean beef. Yum!

 

Now… more about those cute looking cows. The look of the Belted Galloways, black with a white belt, was selected through many generations… however Galloway cattle originally came in numerous colors and patterns. Now the breed colors are Black, Dun (several shades of brown), Red, and Silver. You can still get a seemingly unexpected color combination, but nearly always with a belt. The answer lies in their genetic makeup. When breeding a bull and cow, two sets of genes interact to create the genotype. The actual appearance is known as the phenotype. Belties are unusual in that Dun is the dominant color, not black like in most animals. While an animal may have a Dun color, like our cow April, she may also be a carrier for a black or red gene. This carrier gene can lead to several shades of Dun… or with the correct bull, the birth of a black, red, or silver (two dun genes) calf.

 

Interestingly enough, it turns out that April, our one Dun cow, must have been a black carrier. She gave birth to a very black calf with a white belt just last night… quite a surprise and a bit difficult to match them together! It will keep things interesting. In the meantime, we continue to await our next arrival with one calf on the ground and three to go!

Stay tuned to more adorable pictures and stories.  We can certainly thank our friends Kris and Bert at Otokahe Farm for getting us hooked on these great cattle.

 

Posted 3/31/2016 8:02pm by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

With the warm temperatures that arrived yesterday, the maple season is coming to an end quickly. Back on February 1st when we started boiling, we never would have predicted that the season would last this long. The 2016 maple season also seems to be one for the record books. We tapped the earliest ever, according to our farm records, on Jan 27th and boiled on the earliest date ever on Feb 1st. We have had 28 days of boiling and will most likely beat our high record of 30 days in one season. As of today, we have boiled 27,000 gallons of sap resulting in 548 gallons of maple syrup. With well over 1,000 gallons of sap going into tomorrow, we expect to exceed our all-time high season record of 558 gallons of maple syrup. A long but successful season! Next year maybe we can hit 600? Ty likes to dream big.

 

With fluctuating temperatures and unpredictable weather this season, its not surprising to see that the sugar content in our sap, on average, has been low at about 1.9% sugar. This means overall, we boiled a lot more sap to achieve this amount of syrup. It also means we burned quite a bit of firewood - 16 cords! I would hate to think how much it would be if we did not concentrate our sap with reverse osmosis technology. That's a lot of time spent stacking wood!

 

With some out-of-town family members visiting, we plan to boil tomorrow (Friday 4/1) afternoon until we run out of sap. Stop by if you see steam! We are making the dark stuff now, and it has a great flavor for all those fans of the Grade A - Very Dark, Strong Taste (formerly a dark Grade B). Our plans are to continue to boil sap until we start to taste a buddy off flavor, or we run out of wood... whichever comes first!

At this point we do not expect to be open this weekend. We will update our Facebook page if we decide to boil on Sunday.  


 Where can you find our farm products the rest of the year?

Don't worry! Even though maple season is coming to an end, you can always contact us to place an order of maple syrup or grass fed beef. We just arrange a convenient time for you to pick up your order at our farm on Stagecoach Road in Sunapee.

We keep a variety of maple syrup in plastic and glass containers in our sugaring room at the farm. Our grass fed beef supply is becoming more limited until we reach our summer butcher dates. We are running low on some steaks - so please contact us for an up-to-date inventory/price sheet.

 

For our bulk meat buyers - we will be sending out pricing and 2016 order forms very soon. We still have a few slots open if additional customers are interested in half or whole cows or pigs.


 Firewood

Firewood (green) is available for order and delivery after sugaring season. Contact us early to reserve your order. We sell out every year! 


Need some Tree Work?

Tyler is starting to transition to the next season, which means tree work will begin. If you have some trees that may need to be looked at, contact us for a free consultation and quote. A certified arborist, Tyler offers tree pruning, removal, cabling, and fertilization.

If you're already on the list, we will start scheduling jobs as soon as the maple season is wrapped up.


We are seeing signs of spring on the farm. Check out this gigantic parsnip!! Pretty soon the pastures will start greening up, and we will be working in the gardens. This will be the last of my weekly updates on the maple season, but keep an eye on the website for new blog posts, recipes, and more.

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 3/25/2016 2:30pm by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

Sugaring season continues, full steam ahead, at Harding Hill Farm. It took us a few days to recover from the maple weekend celebrations. It was great to see so many people come out to spend time in the sugarhouse and learn about all things maple. Tyler gave so many tours that we lost count, and he may have nearly lost his voice. We made a lot of syrup with a fantastic sap run. We also hope you enjoyed all the delicious samples. We went through 12 dozen maple cookies, so they must have been good! Thank you once again for making our open house weekends such a success. We love sharing what we love -- producing quality syrup and grass fed beef for you to enjoy.

Though we really were hoping for a bit of rest, the weather has continued to cooperate enough to keep the season going. If you stopped by over the weekend, you probably know we were making a dark, robust syrup. After flushing our evaporator late Sunday, we were able to start making a lighter amber, rich syrup this week. The sap seems to have held up, with cold nights prolonging the season, though sap is slowly decreasing in sugar content as we get closer to the end. Our syrup count has reached 474 gallons for the season. We are happy to have reached an 'average' syrup count, and we hope to hit the 500 mark over the Easter Weekend! After 24 days of boiling since Feb 1st, we are anxious to see how long mother nature will keep the season going. 

  

Join us for what will most likely be the last weekend of the maple season! We will be in the sugarhouse on Saturday from 10am till 4pm, and Easter Sunday will be weather permitting. See below for details. 

 


Maple Month Continues this Easter Weekend

Saturday March 26th - 10am till 4pm
Sunday March 27th - Weather Permitting

Join us for:       Sugarhouse Tours - watch us make Maple Syrup
                           Maple Syrup, Maple Candy, and Cream for Sale
                           Our own Grass Fed Beef for Sale

 

Bring the whole family and enjoy the sweet smells and taste of maple syrup. With warm, sunny weather forecasted, its a great way to welcome the spring season! 

*Reminder* - the sugar house is located at 131 Route 103, just below Wendell Veterinary Clinic.  


Grass Fed Beef & Pastured Pork

Plenty of grass fed beef will be available at the sugarhouse during open hours. If you are looking for a larger order, contact us ahead to prepare a package for you

Need an Easter ham? We still have a couple smoked hams available!


 Firewood

Firewood (green) is available for order and delivery after sugaring season. Contact us early to reserve your order. We sell out every year!


Look for weekly updates throughout sugaring season. As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the most recent updates - 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 3/18/2016 8:09am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

Once again, it is strange to entitle this as a Week Two update to the maple season. It seems like we have been at this for many weeks, oh yes, we have! We had such a fantastic turnout last weekend for the start of Maple Month. We saw hundreds of people, gave many tours, and caught up with friends and family. Thank you once again for making our open house weekends such a success. 

 

Going into this week, there was a lot of uncertainty about the weather. Would it get cold enough at night? Will the buds on our maples threaten to pop? Well Mother Nature threw us another curveball on Monday evening with about two inches of wet, sloppy snow and temperatures all night hovering below 32. Our maples responded with a decent run through the rest of the week, the sap is even looking less cloudy and yielding a slightly lighter maple syrup. Some local kindergartners and preschools joined us for some maple sugaring in the middle of the week, as we bottled up 35 gallons on Wednesday. Now as we speak, Tyler is cleaning up the sugarbush after a tree came down on some sap lines yesterday. Life is definitely not boring on the farm! 


what a mess!

Meanwhile we are preparing for our big NH Weekend Celebration coming up on Saturday and Sunday, and we anticipate to see lots of friends, family, neighbors, and new faces. Get ready for maple syrup over ice cream, maple cookies, grass fed beef sausage and so much more! See below for all the details. 

 


 

NH Maple Weekend Celebration

 

Saturday March 19th - 10am till 4pm
Sunday March 20th -
11am till 4pm

Join us for:       Sugarhouse Tours - watch us make Maple Syrup
                           Fresh Samples of Our Maple Syrup with Ice Cream
                           Maple Syrup, Maple Candy, and Cream for Sale
                           Our own Grass Fed Beef for Sale & Prepared Samples
                           Our own Smoked Hams for Sale

Bring the whole family and enjoy the sweet smells and taste of maple syrup. A great way to welcome the spring season! Check out the event on Facebook.

*Reminder* - the sugar house is located at 131 Route 103, just below Wendell Veterinary Clinic.  


Grass Fed Beef & Pastured Pork

Plenty of grass fed beef will be available at the sugarhouse during open hours. There will even be some samples to try! If you are looking for a larger order, contact us ahead to prepare a package for you

Need an Easter ham? We still have a couple smoked hams available!


 Firewood

Firewood (green) is available for order and delivery after sugaring season. Contact us early to reserve your order. We sell out every year!


Look for weekly updates throughout sugaring season. As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the most recent updates - 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 3/11/2016 7:04am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

I'm calling this newsletter our Week One for the Maple Season. That would be the case if it was a normal year. We have been boiling since Feb 1... but in reality, this will be the first weekend we are open to the public with plenty of sap. We still don't know how this strange weather will affect the trees and syrup production. The next couple days will be the deciding factor. We have not seen an overnight freeze since Tuesday night. It was 70 degrees on Wednesday in Sunapee. The sap flowed well... but it has started to fade. We absolutely need some freezing weather tonight to keep the maple season going. Freezing night time temperatures will reset the flow and give the trees a signal that its not time to bud out just yet. All we can do is hope for the best. 

Meanwhile we are preparing for a beautiful weekend at the sugarhouse, and we anticipate to see lots of friends, family, neighbors, and new faces! See below for all the details. 

 


New Hampshire Maple Month Starts March 12th!

Please join us this weekend for our first open sugar house. We will be open Saturday, March 12 from 10 am till 4pm and Sunday, March 13 from 11am till 4pm. 

 Sugarhouse Tours - watch us make Maple Syrup
 Fresh Samples of Our Maple Syrup
 2016 Maple Syrup for Sale
 Our own Grass Fed Beef for Sale - see below for griller special!

*Reminder* - the sugar house is located at 131 Route 103, just below Wendell Veterinary Clinic.  


NH Maple Weekend Celebration

 

Saturday March 19th - 10am till 4pm
Sunday March 20th -
11am till 4pm

Join us for:       Sugarhouse Tours - watch us make Maple Syrup
                           Fresh Samples of Our Maple Syrup with Ice Cream
                           Maple Syrup, Maple Candy, and Cream for Sale
                           Our own Grass Fed Beef for Sale & Prepared Samples
                           Our own Smoked Hams for Sale

Bring the whole family and enjoy the sweet smells and taste of maple syrup. A great way to welcome the spring season! Check out the event on Facebook.


Grass Fed Beef & Pastured Pork

Plenty of grass fed beef will be available at the sugarhouse during open hours. If you are looking for a larger order, contact us ahead to prepare a package for you

Need an Easter ham? We still have several smoked hams available!

Griller's Special! - $70
- 3 pounds Ground Beef
- 1 package (approx 1.5 lb) Porterhouse or RibEye
- 1 package (approx 1.5 lb) TBone or Rib Steak
- 1 package (approx 1 lb) Steak Tips


 Firewood

Firewood (green) is available for order and delivery after sugaring season. Contact us early to reserve your order. We sell out every year!


Look for weekly updates throughout sugaring season. As always contact us with any questions, price sheet, or order requests. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for the most recent updates - 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 3/4/2016 11:59am by The Webb Family.

Greetings from all of us at Harding Hill Farm,

What a season it has been so far! To sum it up in one word - Unpredictable. We kicked off the season on February 1st, the earliest on record for the Webb Family. Read more about the decision to tap early and take advantage of warm temperatures on our early season blog post. It has been a wild ride this season, but we have managed to make 185 gallons of maple syrup to date.

 

Most of our sap runs have happened during the week which is the reason why we have not been open in the sugarhouse on the weekends. Cold weather seems to have set in every weekend. To put it in perspective, we were not open until March 14th last year! Check our Facebook page or contact us directly for updates on whether we will open and boil on Sunday March 6th.

Our plans for the moment - we will open for Maple Month starting the weekend of March 12th & 13th. The annual Maple Weekend celebration with additional free samples/refreshments will be March 19th & 20th. The sugarhouse will be open on weekends continuing into April as long as the season lasts. For more details - read below or visit the website calendar. Look for weekly updates via email on the maple season while it lasts!


New Hampshire Maple Month Starts March 12th!

Please join us this weekend for our first open sugar house. We will be open Saturday, March 12 from 10 am till 4pm and Sunday, March 13 from 11am till 4pm. 

 Sugarhouse Tours - watch us make Maple Syrup
 Fresh Samples of Our Maple Syrup
 2016 Maple Syrup for Sale
 Our own Grass Fed Beef for Sale

*Reminder* - the sugar house is located at 131 Route 103, just below Wendell Veterinary Clinic.  


NH Maple Weekend Celebration

 

Saturday March 19th - 10am till 4pm
Sunday March 20th -
11am till 4pm

Join us for:       Sugarhouse Tours - watch us make Maple Syrup
                           Fresh Samples of Our Maple Syrup with Ice Cream
                           Maple Syrup, Maple Candy, and Cream for Sale
                           Our own Grass Fed Beef for Sale & Prepared Samples
                           Our own Smoked Hams for Sale

Bring the whole family and enjoy the sweet smells and taste of maple syrup. A great way to welcome the spring season! Check out the event on Facebook.


Grass Fed Beef & Pastured Pork

Plenty of grass fed beef will be available at the sugarhouse during open hours. If you are looking for a larger order, contact us ahead to prepare a package for you

Need an Easter ham? We still have several smoked hams available!


 Firewood

Firewood (green) is available for order and delivery after sugaring season. Contact us early to reserve your order. We sell out every year!


Look for weekly updates throughout sugaring season. 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 2/5/2016 12:43pm by The Webb Family.

Greetings from Harding Hill Farm, 

Remember how last month we talked about winter activities and planning for the new year. Well I think Mother Nature just skipped a few months and fast-tracked us into Spring. With a week of weather that included temperatures at nearly 50 degrees, we have officially kicked off the 2016 maple sugaring season. This was both unexpected and rushed, but we made it happen. We were also able to make over 50 gallons of a beautiful light-colored Amber Rich syrup this week. You can read more about it in our latest blog post. After the cold and snow this morning, we are not sure when the season will kick back into high gear, but we will keep you posted. 

 


 An Early Start to Maple Season on the HHF Blog

It was the earliest start to the maple season on record at Harding Hill Farm.

 

 

 

Read the latest blog post - An Unexpected Early Start to the Maple Season - for an update on our roller coaster of a week. This post shares some great insights into the latest technology and the dependence on mother nature. 


Planning for more Pasture-Raised Pork in 2016

Our pasture-raised pork was quite a success last year, considering we are sold out with the exception of a few smoked hams. We are now compiling a list of interested customers for our 2016 pigs. We plan to get 8 piglets this year to raise on HHF pastures/woodland.

If you are interested in a half or whole pig ready for Fall 2016, please let us know. We have a bulk pre-order list and spots will be filling up quickly. We do plan to have a small amount of pork available by the cut again next fall for those that aren't looking for a large amount.


Grass Fed Beef – Available during Maple Season

We still have  beef available in our freezers at the farm. Be sure to contact us by email/phone if you are interested in placing an order before March. We do not have ‘store hours’ at this time, but we do arrange convenient times to pick up your order at the farm.

Looking ahead, we will once again have beef cuts available during the 2016 maple season at our sugarhouse. Contact us by email for a current price list, and stay tuned for an announcement about our open house weekends.


Spread the Word - Vacation Rental on Harding Hill Farm

We are now offering a vacation rental located right on our beautiful farm, 3 miles from Mount Sunapee Resort. Renovations are complete and pictures have been updated. Visit our website tab - Farm Vacation Rental.

  

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home sleeps up to 10 people, perfect for a getaway to the Lake Sunapee Region. A great place to stay while enjoying downhill skiing at Mount Sunapee, a snowshoe in Webb Forest, or the extensive snowmobile network in the area.

The best part? Complimentary maple syrup upon arrival! Spread the word, and please contact us directly for details! 


  

Thank you again for supporting our local business. Be sure to visit our facebook page and blog for the latest updates on maple season, trees, cows, events and more. Give us a call or email us to inquire about any of our farm products or tree services.

~ The Webb Family 


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