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Heron Pond Farm

Rockingham County, NH 03827

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Acorn Squash

Adirondack Blue Potato

Adirondack Red Potato

Astro or Wild

Baby Beet Greens

Baby Breen Romaine (red&green)

Baby Chard

Baby Green Romaine

Baby Kale, Red

Baby Koji

Baby Lettuce Salanova

Baby Mesclun Mix

Baby Romaine Mix Three Pack

Baby Spinach

Bok Choi

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Butternut Squash

Carrots, loose

Celeriac

Deadon Cabage

Delicata Squash

Fall Dug Parsnips

Fennel Bulb

Fingerling Sweet Potatoe

Gilfeather Turnip

Gold Beet

Gold Potato

Green Butterhead Lettuce

Green Cabbage

Green Curly Kale

Greenleaf Lettuce

Green Romaine Lettuce

Kabocha Squash

Kale, Red Russian

Kohlrabi, Winter

Leeks

Leeks

Long Pie Pumpkin

New England Pie Pumpkin

Nicola Potato

Purple Carrots

Purple Top Turnips

Reba White Potato

Red Beet

Red Butterhead Lettuce

Red Cabbage

Redleaf Lettuce

Red Onion

Red Potato

Red Shallot

Romanesco Cauliflower

Russet Potatoes

Rutabaga

Scallions

Scarlet Queen Red Stem Turnips

Select Image Baby Red Romaine

Specialty Cabbage, Caraflex

Specialty Cabbage - Tendersweet

Sprouting Broccoli, Happy Rich

Striped Beets

Sweet Onion

Sweet Potato

Swiss Chard, Rainbow

Watermelon Radish

Yellow Carrots

Yellow Onion

Acorn Squash

Adirondack Blue Potato

Adirondack Red Potato

Astro or Wild

Baby Beet Greens

Baby Breen Romaine (red&green)

Baby Chard

Baby Green Romaine

Baby Kale, Red

Baby Koji

Baby Lettuce Salanova

Baby Mesclun Mix

Baby Romaine Mix Three Pack

Baby Spinach

Bok Choi

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Butternut Squash

Carrots, loose

Celeriac

Deadon Cabage

Delicata Squash

Fall Dug Parsnips

Fennel Bulb

Fingerling Sweet Potatoe

Gilfeather Turnip

Gold Beet

Gold Potato

Green Butterhead Lettuce

Green Cabbage

Green Curly Kale

Greenleaf Lettuce

Green Romaine Lettuce

Kabocha Squash

Kale, Red Russian

Kohlrabi, Winter

Leeks

Leeks

Long Pie Pumpkin

New England Pie Pumpkin

Nicola Potato

Purple Carrots

Purple Top Turnips

Reba White Potato

Red Beet

Red Butterhead Lettuce

Red Cabbage

Redleaf Lettuce

Red Onion

Red Potato

Red Shallot

Romanesco Cauliflower

Russet Potatoes

Rutabaga

Scallions

Scarlet Queen Red Stem Turnips

Select Image Baby Red Romaine

Specialty Cabbage, Caraflex

Specialty Cabbage - Tendersweet

Sprouting Broccoli, Happy Rich

Striped Beets

Sweet Onion

Sweet Potato

Swiss Chard, Rainbow

Watermelon Radish

Yellow Carrots

Yellow Onion

About

Heron Pond Farm is owned and operated by Greg Balog and Andre Cantelmo. Friends from college where they studied soil science, they have been a team for twenty years. Heron Pond is a four-season farm that grows over 250 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Farming year-round has allowed us to grow and maintain an incredibly skilled and experienced staff whose passion brings higher yields, quality, and flavor to our food all year long.

Production Practices

Integrated Pest Management Extended Growing Season Non Gmo Crop Rotation Cover Crops No Till Low Till Uncultivated Landscape Management

We like to say our growing practices are unconventional. Heron Pond Farm started out certified organic. We have since let that certification go, but our commitment to the health of our land and our customers is stronger than ever.

We have developed management plans that keep air, land, and water in mind as we grow, a whole-farm ecosystem. We use certified organic products including fertilizer for 90% of our crops. We don't spray a leafy greens or our berries with anything, certified organic or not. We never use GMO's.

We fertilize almost all of our crops with composted chicken manure and just like many organic farms we use biologically based pesticides. Yes, even certified organic farms use pesticides. We are lucky to have a farm that has many fields far away from each other, this helps with pest control because we can rotate crops out of the range of a particular insect or disease. The vast majority of our weed control is done with our flame weeder and tractor implements, called cultivators. You will not find many organic farms better equipped to control weeds in this way.

We view the use of non-biological pesticides as a tool only to be used where nothing else will work or is practical. Corn remains a challenge for us in this area. Unlike many organic farms we grow sweet corn, this crop is critical to our farm stand sales, corn brings in much needed customers like nothing else. The problem with corn is that it doesn't sell if it has worms and is benefited greatly by the use of a herbicide. We don't like doing it, and don't take making decisions like this lightly. We have employees and families who live and play on the farm and their and our safety is paramount. Our farming practices are designed to be sustainable in every sense of the word: environmentally, financially, and mindful of time for other things in life.

Location

Rockingham County, NH 03827

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