A Little History…
In 2004, Meadow’s Mirth began with two people. Josh and Jean met in college while studying Medieval Philosophy and Ceramic Art, respectively. Although farming wasn’t the most obvious career choice at the time, it came to be the perfect fit. They arrived at farming via a meandering path fueled by a concern for land resources, love of food, community, and a desire for honest, hard work.
Meadow’s Mirth started out as a small plot of cut flowers on a friends’ farm. Josh had big dreams of one day growing and selling salad greens! Jean just wanted to learn more about growing food. The following year, they began growing veggies to sell at market on the Kimball Farm in Kensington, NH. Driven by a need for more space to farm, (as well as live in) they arrived at Berry Hill Farm in the fall of 2005. It is on these sunny south-facing fields that Meadow’s Mirth has blossomed, adding a wide variety of vegetables and herbs to the mix, as well as a wonderful crew of folks that are a part of our farm family.
With each season, these farmers hone their skills, and add something new: winter crops, pigs, and chickens! Growing food in all four of New England’s seasons presents unique and persistent challenges; since they began farming, they have experienced extremes in heat and cold, high winds and even a devastating hailstorm! Farming is an occupation that keeps you on your toes, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. The folks here believe deeply in the quality of their work and of the food they produce: the variety, color, taste and nutrition of fresh organic produce is unparalleled. Plus farming keeps beautiful land healthy and productive, creates jobs, and cultivates the skills needed to keep this important part of the local economy thriving.