75 North Line Road
Lots to offer from the Little Farm – providing locally grown vegetables, cut flowers, free-range eggs and much more, for our family and for the community of Wolfeboro, NH. Know your farmer – know your food.
Little Farm does not use pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers while growing products. Sustainability is a continuous goal of Little Farm. Aiming to produce more with less purchased resources or inputs in an effort to decrease waste, expense costs, fuel consumption, and excess runoff of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides into our groundwater. Our endless quest to improve Little Farm’s sustainability practices are two-fold – maintain the farm’s marginal lands while increasing the farm’s marginal profits.
Maintaining the biodiversity inhabiting the 10.8 acres of Little Farm is accomplished by operating the farm as a polyculture, instead of a monoculture.4 Growing a single species of crop on a farm, year after year, increases the likelihood and susceptibility a pest or pathogen targeting the uniform crop will be attracted and spread rapidly – resulting in the total destruction of the monoculture crop. Of course, most monoculture farms are largescale operations growing a single crop, likely corn or soy, and are covered every year by massive crop insurance policies. Unfortunately, the ecological impact of a single-crop farm – typically 100s or 1,000s of acres per commercial monoculture – is also massive, eventually rendering the used and marginal lands of the monoculture an overly tilled, eroded, moonscape prone to outbreaks of pests and disease. The overuse of pesticides, antibiotics, continue as does the cycle of degrading the critical ecosystems collocated with farmlands across the nation.