Highwater Farm is a small, queer-owned & operated family farm growing a diversified veggie and berry crop with organic practices on a half-acre in the floodplain of Bartlett, NH (Wabanaki & Abenaki Territory). The farm was established in 2019.
Our current crop rotation includes: basil, beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, peas, peppers, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, strawberries, summer squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, winter squash, flowers, and more!
We implement low-till farming practices, meaning that aside from initial bed creation, the soil is not mechanically disturbed. This practice helps promote soil health, limits weeds, and maintains moisture. Additionally, we use silage tarps and cover crops to build soil health and fertility and we plant an array of flowers to draw pollinators to the farm.
While not organically certified, we use all organic practices and are working towards certification. We don’t use pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.