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Wild Fern Farm 

Certified organic vegetables grown in Kingston, New Hampshire

About Wild Fern Farm

Wild Fern Farm is a small, hand scale vegetable farm located in Kingston, NH that offers certified organic vegetables to the local Seacoast region.

 

​Started in 2021, Wild Fern Farm is located on leased land at the historic Bakie Farm in Kingston. Wild Fern Farm consists of about 1/2 of an acre of cultivated land as well as an additional 2,500 square feet of high tunnel space.

 

The farm is being designed to stay small, efficient and at a hand scale. 

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Our Growing Practices

Our growing practices center around soil and ecosystem health which lead to high vegetable nutrition and quality. Some practices that we employ include:

  • Compost mulch spread on top of the soil surface to reduce weed pressure and increase food for the soil microbes

  • Minimal soil disturbance

  • Cover cropping to feed the soil microbes and keep the soil covered with living plants in between cash crops

  • Floating row cover for pest control

  • Encouraging flowering plants in and around the garden area to encourage beneficial insects to visit and help with pest control 

Lettuce
Dill flowers
Row covers for pest control

Organic Certification 

​Wild Fern Farm is USDA certified organic through MOFGA Certification Services and The Real Organic Project.​

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Veggie Box CSA

 

New in 2024! We are offering an 18 week subscription of curated, pre-packed veggies for pick up in Kingston. More info here!​

 

Bakie Farm Fridge

 

A self serve fridge at the front Bakie Barn with a limited offering of Wild Fern Farm vegetables and Hungry Heart Farm vegetables and flowers. 

 
Farmer's markets

 

 Portsmouth Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8am-12pm, May- October. 

 

Seacoast Eat Local winter markets: Select Saturdays November-April. ​

 
Wholesale

 Three River Farmer's Alliance:  Offering wholesale to restaurants and grocery stores as well as home delivery through their Veggie-Go program.

 ​Nourishing the North Shore

Where you can buy our vegetables 

Wild Fern Farm at
Bakie Farm and the Bakie Farm Initiative 

Wild Fern Farm is located on leased land at Bakie Farm in Kingston, NH. Bakie Farm is a historical dairy farm which was purchased by the current owners in 2018 and the Bakie Farm Initiative was started. One aspect of the initiative is to give farmers an opportunity to farm the land and use the farm’s infrastructure and equipment for their own prospective farming businesses.

 

​Bakie Farm is currently home to two vegetable operations, Wild Fern Farm and Hungry Heart Farm as well as the flower farm Bakie Farm Flowers. The three businesses lease and share the farm land, equipment and infrastructure.​You can learn more about the Bakie Farm Initiative here.

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Photo by Joseph Eaton

Meet the farmer

Liz Willey grew up in Hampstead, NH and studied environmental science at UNH. She first caught the farming bug when working in Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer in an agricultural community. She has worked on three vegetable farms in New Hampshire since 2015 and in 2021 she started Wild Fern Farm.

Liz appreciates the potential farming has given her to positively care for a piece of land and produce healthy, nutrient rich vegetables for people.

 

Liz met Oso the dog as a puppy in Paraguay and she has been his caretaker ever since. Oso is great at hunting rodents and can be found at the farm when the weather is nice in a sunbeam or in the shade.

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