Welcome to Village Roots
Village Roots is a small, diversified farm on the Orchard Hill Community in East Alstead, NH that uses a holistic approach to food production. We use intensive integration of plant, animal and fungal systems to produce high quality food, while striving always to build fertility.
A permaculture design approach has allowed us to work with, rather than against the land that we steward. It is our goal to use and share this approach as a means by which to rekindle the rich legacy of food production in our region. By building diverse and interdependent farm ecosystems, with humans as keystone species, we can heal land, build soil, sequester carbon and secure our local food network.
As producers, we specialize in pasture-raised meats, extended season vegetables, herbs and fruits. We are experimenting with more perennials, and hope to offer more pick-your-own fruit in the future as well as nuts and nursery trees.
In addition, Village Roots grows, designs and implements systems that include renewing fertility, perennial food production and natural building as fundamental components needed to establish regenerative human habitat.
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Come up to the hill for delicious food in a beautiful setting with live music into the night. Don't miss this one of a kind event which we've held every year since 2004! Every year on this day we come together to share a cauldron of stone soup, compete in our world-famous astrological tug of war (and peace), and welcome in the night with live music.
Please bring an ingredient to share for our community stone soup. Ingredients will be added to the soup from 3 - 5 p.m, so please plan accordingly. Carrots, onions, winter squash, celery, potatoes, sweet corn, fresh herbs, chicken, beef, lamb or sausage are all welcome. If you bring grains or legumes please pre-cook. We will also prepare a vegetarian soup.
Soup will be served at 5:30 p.m. with music to follow
$12/individual $20/family (short on cash? There's plenty of work exchange possible day of or clean-up on Sunday)
Our first lambs of the year were born on Leap Day 2016!