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Recycling and Solid Waste Disposal: The Local Picture

Disposing of unwanted material in the right place is very green. Recycling is top priority. Keeping your property and the village at large cleaner and neater makes Penacook a more desirable and enjoyable place to live.

Greener at Home

Eating Healthy; Eating Green

Local is better: The shorter the distance between you and the place where your food is raised the better for the environment and your wallet. The list of environmental and economic factors are long and plentiful and a simple Google search on "local is better" will provide plenty of reading material and food for thought.

  • nhdairypromo.com - Buy locally made milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products
  • keeplocalfarms.org - Keep New England’s dairy farms for future generations
  • www.nofanh.org - Northeast Organic Farming Assoc - NH Chapter recognizes that farmers, gardeners, and consumers of organic products
  • pickyourown.org/NH.htm - search in seasonal ways for area Pick Your Own farms
  • visitnh.gov/what-to-do (click Attraction Type and Harvest Your Own) - NH farms and their produce

The following is a totally unscientific collection of local farm markets and farm stands selling New Hampshire-grown food. It is considered "green" to reduce the number of miles food travels to the place where you buy it. "Local" is defined as close to where you live, shop or work; a place where you don't have to go too far out of your way to shop. Harvest-your-own locations are marked. Call ahead for availability and hours.

Carter Hill Orchard
73 Carter Hill Road
Concord, NH 03303

BerriesHours vary by season. Check website for times and directions.

Apples (fall), blueberries (July), raspberries (September to October)

ApplesIncludes harvest-your-own; bakery with pies, cookies, sweet breads; cider; play area for children; observation tower.

Rossview Farm
84 District #5 Road
Concord, NH 03303

BerriesVary by season, always best to call first

Includes harvest-your-own

Seasons: Strawberries (early-June to mid-July), Blueberries (early-July to Labor Day), Pumpkins (October), Christmas trees ( Thanksgiving to Christmas), Firewood, Maple syrup

Apple Hill Farm
580 Mountain Road (Rt. 132)
Concord, NH 03301

BerriesHours vary by season. Check website for times.

Strawberries (mid-June to mid-July) , blueberries (mid-July into early September), raspberries (mid-July to early August), black currants (laste July to early August), and apples (fall).


Includes harvest-your-own; play area for children; hiking trails around the farm.

Fairhaven Farm
743 Hopkinton Road
Concord, NH 03301

BerriesMonday, Wednesday, Friday, 4 to 6 PM
Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM

Organic blueberries (end of July to mid-August)Includes harvest-your-own

Lewis Farm
192 Silk Farm Foad
Concord, NH 03301


Variety of vegetables year round

Avaloch Farm
Hardy Lane
Boscawen, NH 03303

BerriesThursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 8AM - 1PM
Rt 4 to yellow blinking light on Water Street. 2.3 miles, Hardy Lane on left

Pick Your Own blueberries

Corn Hill Farm, LLC
130 Corn Hill Rd
Boscawen, NH 03303
603 796-2492
Corn Hill Farm sits on 104 acres of woodlands and pasture in Boscwen, NH. In 1999 the farm was started with 10 Red Deer Hinds and 1 Stag. We have grown slowly in order to learn the intimate details of growing a strong and healthy herd. At Corn Hill Farm, we practice ecologically and socially sound farming practices. It is our commitment to these practices that allows us to provde the finest Red Deer Venison and Breeding Stock.

Concord Farmers' Market
Capitol Street
June - October
Saturdays, 8:30 AM - Noon
Rain or shine

Dimond Hill Farm
314 Hopkinton Road
Concord, NH 03301

Peas, beans, cherry tomatoes

Includes harvest-your-own

Local Harvest CSA
Pick up at 274 Pleasant St4 Park Street, Suite 208
Concord, NH 03301
Local Harvest CSA* is a cooperative of eight New Hampshire farms that offers an 18-week summer plan of fresh, locally grown, certified organic vegetables and fruits from June to October, and a 5-week fall plan from October to November. Pick up is every Wednesday afternoon at the UU Church in Concord, NH, from 2:30 - 6:00 PM. In addition to our Single and Family Share Plans of vegetables which offers 1-2 bags of weekly produce, an additional weekly Bread Share is available, consisting of freshly baked organic bread.

Milkcan Corner Farm
45 Mutton Road
603-648-2268 (in evening)

BerriesOrganically grown raspberries, blueberries, red currants, field of 300 registered varieties of lilies (in full bloom by mid-July)


Webster Ridge Farm
1482 Pleasant St.
Webster, NH 03303-7613
Webster Ridge produces Naturally Raised Pastured Lamb, Poultry, Eggs, Chevon and sells these at the farm and through Webster Ridge Locally Grown, a locally produced food purveyor. All meat is available live or fully USDA inspected for retail sale. We welcome your visits (farm tours, inspections) and involvement in what you eat. We can provide large or small amounts.Our meat is humanely raised, principally grass-fed food, with no drugs, hormones or other unnecessary additives.

Lyon Berry Farm
986 Route 129

BerriesHighbush blueberries


Meadow Ledge Farm
612 Rt. 129
Loudon, NH 03307

BerriesMay-Dec 23. Call for hours. Strawberries, blueberries, 35 varieties of apples.

ApplesIncludes harvest-your-own; farm store with cider, maple products, honey, baked goods and more.

Miles Smith Farm
56 Whitehouse Road
Loudon, NH 03307

Fresh meat (beef, pork, goat, lamb, chicken, buffalo)Tuesday through Saturday; a large selection of frozen meats.

Check website for store hours. Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.

Milk and Honey Farm
353 Baptist Road
Canterbury, NH 03224


Chicken, turkey, eggs. Seedlings for herbs, vegetables, edible flowers

Moonshine Organics
1517 Rt, 129 Merrill Lane
Loudon, NH 03307

Offesr over 10 varieties of organic tomatoes , veggies and herbs seeds , maple syrup, organic baked goods breads jams jellies fudges

Red Manse Farm
5 Pittsfield Road
Loudon, NH 03307
Offering a full range of organic vegetables, plus strawberries and maple syrup, to retail and wholesale customers. Vegetables available in bulk for home canning, freezing, and storage.

Greenhill Farm
Birchhill Rd
Sutton, NH 03278
Greenhill Organic,a very small off-grid family farm nestled into the woodsy hills of Sutton, NH. We are commited to sustainable, organic farming practices and respect-fulness to the earth and her creatures. Serving the local community and beyond. Call or email for this seasons' heirloom and specialty varieties of vegetables, flowers, medicinal and culinary herbs. We grow PURPLE Fingerling POTATOS!!! They are beautiful and taste great - stay purple when cooked

Canterbury Community Farmers' Market
Canterbury Center
Elkins Library parking lot
June - October
Wednesdays, 4 - 7 PM
Rain or shine

Hidden Wonders Farm
305 Baptist Hill Rd
Canterbury, NH 03224-2509
603 783 9648
At our small family farm we respectfully and naturally enhance the vitality of our soils, plants and animals using only organic fertilizers, amendments and feeds to provide vibrant and delicious foods with personal attention to our customers. We offer year 'round milk, meats eggs, veggies and much more. Many products are limited or by reservation so contact us for availability. Four season Internships available.

Hackleboro Orchards
Hackleboro Road
Canterbury, NH 03224

ApplesApples, blueberries, strawberries, baked goods.

Check website for hours.

BerriesIncludes harvest-your-own; visit farm animals; view deck.

Someday Farm
65 Pickard Road
Cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, beans, swiss chard. Open weekends

Includes harvest-your-own

The Ranch House Farm
361 Baptist Hill Road

BerriesRaspberries and blueberries

Includes harvest-your-own

Contoocook Farmers' Market
Main Street at the train depot
June - October
Saturdays, 9 AM - Noon
Rain or shine

Gould Hill Orchards
656 Gould Hill Road
Contoocook, NH 03229

ApplesEarly August-Thanksgiving. Apples, peaches, local fresh produce.

Includes harvest-your-own; cider; local products.

The Little Nature Museum on site.

Russell's Organic Blueberry Farm
289 Maple Street

BerriesCertified organic blueberries, raspberries, garlic. Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 3-7 PM and Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 5 PM.


A Yankee Farmer's Market
360 Route 103 East
Warner, NH 03278
Yankee Farmer's Market is a NH Buffalo farm who offers many NH products, including USDA insp. Buffalo meat, venison meat, Ostrich, Free-range chicken and other all natural meats. The farm distrubutes nationwide to retail and wholesale accounts, offering a wide variety of steaks, roasts ,burger, sausage, jerky. Hides, skulls, breedstock, farm tours also available.

Vegetable Ranch
443 Kearsarge Mountain Road
Warner, NH,
20 minutes northwest of Concord off I-89

Certified organic produce from lettuce to tomatoes, spinach to potatoes, from broccoli to squash and peppers, more than 40 heirloom and New England vegetables

Farm stand: Open July 6 through Columbus Day Weekend
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3-6pm.; Saturday 10am - 4pm.

Northeast Organic Farming Association

NOFA-NH links farmers, gardeners, and consumers of organic products with "a common need to grow and consume safe, healthy, nutritious, great-tasting food; and a common interest in preserving a healthy environment that nurtures all of us."

Check the great map of organic resources.

Local Harvest LocalHarvest is an organic and local food website with a nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources to help people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area.
  * CSA = Community Supported Agriculture: People subscribe to a farm for a season, receiving a weekly supply of produce. Payment, amount of produce and other requirements vary by CSA. You can find local CSAs by searching by Zip code at www.localharvest.org/csa/

Vacationing Close to Home - Take a Staycation*

* Staycation: a period of time in which an individual or family stays at home and relaxes at home or takes day trips from their home to area attractions. Staycations achieved high popularity in the financial crisis of 2007–2009 during which unemployment levels and gas prices have been high. The term was added to the 2009 version of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Common activities of a staycation include use of the backyard pool, visits to local parks and museums, and attendance at local festivals. Some staycationers also like to follow a set of rules, such as setting a start and end date, planning ahead, and avoiding routine, with the goal of creating the feel of a traditional vacation.

New Hampshire is a vacation paradise as proven by the many out-of-staters who visit us during all four seasons. Taking a staycation should be easy and eco-friendly for those of us in Penacook.


Mountains, forests, parks and views all in our backyard. Investigate


Lakes, rivers, and ponds abound in New Hampshire! Plenty of local spots and a short distance provides a whole new set of favorites.

Day Trips

Places you've heard about, haven't visited since you were a kid, always wanted to see. Grab a map, pack a picnic lunch, throw hiking boots or bikes in the car and go.

Local Growers

Enjoy the bounty of the area. Gather the goodies for a picnic or barbecue.

Local and State Parks

State parks in New Hampshire offer hiking, swimming, camping, boating, picnicking, horse riding, and general fun times.

Even More Check other activities available close by on this site's Recreation page.

Traveling Responsibly

Carpooling/Rideshare Free commuter matching service from the Department of Transportation.
Concord Area Transit (CAT) 603-225-1989
Serving the Concord area
Green Vehicle Guide Use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs. Low emissions and good fuel economy are both important for the environment.

Shopping Responsibly

Energy Star

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Buy wisely when shopping for appliances and other energy-consuming products, home improvements, or new home or business building.

Consumer's Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

US Department of Energy Consumer Guide

Explore your options for saving energy and using renewable energy at home, at work, in your community, and while driving.

Green Vehicle Guide Use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs. Low emissions and good fuel economy are both important for the environment.
Clean Energy Energy efficiency and clean energy supply options like highly efficient combined heat and power as well as renewable energy sources.
Environmental Defense Fund

Linking science, economics and innovative private-sector partnerships to create breakthrough solutions to environmental problems.

Check the "What You Can Do" section for ideas and links to many resources for a greener you.


A Broader Perspective

What State Agencies Have to Share

DES Strategic Planning

NH Department of Environmental Resources
DES’s 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, a big picture, long-term approach to ensuring a healthy environment

What Federal Agencies Have to Share
Global Warming

NASA, Global Change Master Directory
Discover Earth science data and services

Find data and information about global environmental change with this online catalog of data sets covering just about every scientific area of global change research.

Climate Change

EPA, Climate Change Site

Comprehensive information on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society – communities, individuals, business, states and localities, and governments.

To involve citizens in enhancing the quality of life, protecting the historic character, and fostering economic vitality in Penacook Village.
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