This week’s featured farmer on Greenhorns Radio is Jeremiah Vernon. Jeremiah is a tenth generation New Hampshire native, having grown up in New London, where his family still lives on the land his ancestors settled. After graduating from Bates College in Maine, Jeremiah started working on long-standing and accomplished farms throughout New England, collecting the skills necessary to start his own farm. In particular, his collaboration with Riverslea Farm in Epping taught him a lot. Jeremiah is happy to call the farmers of Riverslea, the Conrads, his farming mentors and family friends. Jeremiah, and his wife, Nicole, have now founded Vernon Family Farm in Newfields, NH, the culmination of these experiences and they could not be happier! Vernon Family Farm produces a wide variety of products including chickens, mushrooms, vegetables, dried flowers and Farmsicles™. Their products are currently available at regional farmers markets, restaurants and grocery stores and they are planning to open their farm store in 2016. Vernon Family Farm made significant improvements to its infrastructure in 2015 with the addition of grain silos, a cold room, walk in freezer, mushroom fruiting room, cold frame and irrigation pond. In 2016, the focus will be on opening their farm store, streamlining their production processes and continuing to produce high quality, locally produced goods. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.

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