The freshest and the best since 1780...
Happening Now... APPLES!
We are now picking apples for the retail store, and are talking about opening the orchard for pick your own on weekends in September. Stay tuned!
50 McDonough Road, Newport, NH 03773
Store located at 1047 John Stark Highway/Rte. 11&103 open DAILY 9-5:30.
store: 1047 John Stark Highway
farm: 50 McDonough Road
Newport, NH 03773
In 1780, the Osgoods claimed the land where the farm is now operating and chopped it out of the woodlands that were described in town history as "infested with bears". We still see bears on occasion, and are proud to continue the farming tradition. We are currently raising beef and lamb, growing vegetables, berries and apples, cutting hay and firewood and have a retail store right on the John Stark Highway. "Nana", at age 89, is still baking up a storm (with help) with homemade pies and other goodies almost every day! We invite you to stop by for the freshest and best local products available in the region!
Located on the John Stark Highway (1047 John Stark Highway) between Newport and Claremont New Hampshire, our retail store looks like a little red barn. We have a couple of goats and/or sheep at the store...our mini-petting zoo. We are five miles outside each town. The farm itself is about a quarter mile up McDonough Road (turn at the Rental Center), with our pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries at the farm location.
Who we are...
Becky (McDonough) Nelson is the eighth generation of the same family to own and work the land at Beaver Pond Farm. Her father, Fred, recently passed away, but her mother, Norma, is taunting the 90 age mark and is still making pies for the farm store! Becky's husband, Ben, runs the production end of the business. They met at the University of New Hampshire, and joined Becky's parents in partnership shortly after the marriage. Their daughter, Kathryn, works in education in southern NH while seeking her Master's degree, and their son, Samuel, has returned to work part-time at the farm (bringing fresh ideas and lots of energy!) while holding a full-time position at Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport (Newport Middle&High School) as Forestry/Natural Resources Instructor. Both Kathryn and Samuel received their degrees at the University of New Hampshire. A long history keeps the family "rooted and growing" here in Sullivan County.
Making maple syrup! Store is open winter hours, with hay and firewood usually still available. The farm plow route is usually still underway. We will have homemade pies every week as well as our meats, maple syrup, jams and much, much more available at the store! Stop by Thurs - Sat!
Planting, planting, planting. We will have asparagus, beet greens & wild fiddleheads soon and dandelion greens, lettuce, salad greens, radishes and kale in the store already...starting in April. The store is open daily 9-5:30 with all of our good stuff!
Pick your own raspberries usually opens between July 4th and 10th. Pick your own blueberries in mid-July and into August.
Summer crops appear...peas, beans, squash, tomatoes, cukes...
The height of summer. Corn will appear. Tomatoes will be a'plenty as will squash and cukes. Time for preserving and pickling is early this month! And we will still be picking blueberries. And a whole host of summer vegetables will be available. We will have been making hay for more than a month, and hay should be available.
Still summer, but things like cucumbers and summer squashes, beans will disappear. Lots of fresh vegetables available, and of course, pies and jams and syrups at the store! And APPLES and CIDER will be available!
Fall hits. Nights get cold. Foliage starts to wane. But pumpkins are available...and cornstalks...and gourds. All your fall decorating needs! We will still have some vegetables available from the greenhouse and the fields if the weather cooperaties and of course a nice selection of winter squash, beets, onions and all fall veggies.
And lots of apples and cider!
Time to start thinking holidays. Get your order for our famous homemade Thanksgiving pies in EARLY in the month! And order your hand-made balsam wreaths at the same time so you can either pick them up with your pies or after Thanksgiving. We will start displaying gift baskets, and have all kinds of great holiday treats available if shipping to loved ones far away. Oh, yes. Thanksgiving happens, and we will have fresh cut Christmas trees the next day!
One of the busiest months of the year. The store is open 9-6 Sunday through Wednesday, 9-7 Thursday through Saturday. We make our own fresh-cut balsam wreaths (order early if you want them available at Thanksgiving) and we grow our own Christmas trees (we also buy from a grower in the Orford/Lyme, NH area and one in the Springfield, VT area...only fresh-cut local will do!) Of course we will have a store full of maple syrup and locally produced specialty food items for your gift giving. We should have hay and firewood available, as well. The store is open daily until Christmas, then we shut down for just a few days...!
Store is open winter hours (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday!) with homemade baked goods, jams, maple syrup and frozen meats from our farm, local cheese, honey and all kinds of awesome food products.
Hay and firewood available by order.