195 Meaderboro Rd
Farmington, NH 03835
Butternut Farm is committed to creating programs and implementing practices that honor our environment. Here are some of the things we are doing.
Striving to be a sustainable farm mean taking care of our soil naturally, being concerned about our environment and treating our employees fairly.
Part of taking care of the land is being biodiverse. We grow different types of cover crops, which are rotated around the fields to enrich the soil and help prevent disease and pest outbreaks. Cover crops are also being planted to maintain the health of our native bees, which are essential in our pollination process. Chemical pesticides are used minimally and only when necessary. Part of our fertilizing technique is to put the pruning matter back into the soil by chopping the brush and leaving it in the orchard to replenish the soils.We make every attempt to use the waste from our farm to to replenish the soil and balance our farms ecosystem without causing buildup or pollution.
By selling to our local community we are also eliminating the need to package, transport and store our fruit. This cuts down on many components that compromise the environment.
Butternut Farm strive to offer competitive pay and a healthy working environment. Many of our employees have been with us for years.
**Back Again this Year
This year we are implementing a new program for reusing our picking baskets. There will be a discount on all fruit that is picked into a reusable container. Please bring your own containers or grab one of our reusable containers for future discounts.
ON THE HORIZON
The idea of wind and solar energy is on the forefront at Butternut Farm. We are researching our options and hoping to provide most, if not all, of our energy needs through wind and/or solar in the next 5 years.