Abenaki Springs Farm was started in 1997 on a rich plain in Walpole, NH. We grow five acres of certified organic vegetables and berries that we sell through farmers markets, CSA, our road side farm stand, a local food hub, and a few restaurants and farm stands. We also raise pastured turkeys, chickens, and pork that are not certified, but are produced using the same organic standards. We believe that soil health is the key to nutrient density and we utilize growing practices that are designed to increase organic matter and biological activity. It is our goal to regenerate the land for future generations while providing optimal nutrient rich food.
Bruce Bickford has been farming since the age of 22. He managed Hutchins Farm in Concord, Massachusetts for 12 years before moving to Walpole, New Hampshire and starting Abenaki Springs Farm. In 2019, Kirsten Anderson joined the farm as a partner. Kirsten spent a few years interning on farms out west before returning home to NH to start Dirty Girl CSA. Together, Bruce and Kirsten manage the production, harvest, and sales of Abenaki Springs Farm with the help of Bruce’s children.
Since then, Bruce has increased the farm’s productive acreage from the original 3 acres to 11 acres, and had secured organic certification on all 11 acres. He has added four greenhouses to ensure production through 3 seasons, and installed a rm-wide irrigation system. This irrigation will ensure increased and consistent production despite unforeseen periods of drought.
Though the farm is not certified organic at the moment, we continue to use practices that exceed the requirements for organic certification.