Welcome to life on Hobbs Farm – our 12 acre working farm in North Hampton, NH! Our farmstead is from the 1860s and used to be a sheep farm. Since buying the property in 2012, we’ve not had a dull day, with our growing family of farm animals including goats, pigs, donkeys, and heirloom chickens. Our crew of hard-working farm hands grow an ever-changing bounty of crops that grace our menu and enhance our hand-crafted beers. They also care for our hop yard and small orchard.
In May of 2019, our farm was awarded a $25,000 grant from the USDA’s Conservation Program! About two-thirds of the money will be allocated towards acquiring and installing two 2,100 square feet high tunnels, which will allow us to extend our growing season as well as experiment with growing crops that need warmer weather than our climate allows. The remainder is for microirrigation, a form of irrigation that delivers water directly to the roots of the plants – slowly and over a longer period of time than traditional irrigation, preventing runoff and reducing evaporation. Microirrigation systems use 20 to 50 percent less water than conventional sprinkler systems! We can’t wait to see how this grant will improve our conservation and food growing efforts!
At Hobbs Farm, there is always something new to see and experience. Here’s a peek at life on our farm, we hope you enjoy the view!