Earlier this week, I shared the first part of Farmmade.com
‘s Q&A featuring 1840 Farm
. In the second installment, they chose to focus on what we produce here at 1840 Farm. In case you missed it, here is the transcript of their Facebook
Are you ready to discover the wonderful things 1840 Farm makes, grows and raises? Enjoy the photos
and part 2 of our Q&A with New Hampshire Farmer Jennifer Burcke – FarmMade’s Featured Farmer of the Week! FM: Soon urban, suburban and rural farmers will be able to list handmade, vintage, unique, edible items and more on www.farmmade.com
FARMMADE: WHAT PRODUCTS DOES 1840 FARM CURRENTLY OFFER & PLAN TO OFFER IN THE FUTURE?
: At 1840 Farm, we offer our farm products for sale locally. We sell cottage perennials from our vast gardens
as well as heirloom tomato seedlings. Last year, we sold our first two Nigerian Dwarf goat kids
. Through the Internet, we sell our handmade fabric coiled baskets
, hand painted wooden signs
, and repurposed fabric items
. We hope to expand our offerings this fall to offer more handmade items including a line of products for farm kids just like mine. We also plan to offer the first 1840 Farm Heirloom Seed Collection for purchase early next year.
FARMMADE: WHY DO YOU CREATE OR OFFER THESE PRODUCTS?
JENNIFER: We began to offer our products for sale in 2011 in order to help support our farm financially. We never imagined that doing so would also support our family on a much deeper level. When our customers tell us how much they love our products and look forward to reading about our farm, it reminds us that our journey is not limited to those of us physically living here at 1840 Farm. Instead, it is made richer by inviting all of them to take part in our daily adventures no matter where they might call home. Interacting with the members of the 1840 Farm Community online on a daily basis only reinforces that belief. I love reading about their experiences as much as I enjoy sharing mine.
FARMMADE: WHAT TIME-HONORED TRADITIONS DO YOU ENJOY PRACTICING OR ASPIRE TO LEARN?
JENNIFER: I enjoy partaking in many time-honored traditions. I like to spend time cooking and baking from scratch, developing new recipes, canning, sewing, knitting, and organic gardening. I am hoping someday to learn the art of spinning in order to turn our French Angora rabbit’s beautiful fiber into luxurious yarn. I would also love to learn to quilt or make hand hooked wool rugs.
Thank you Jennifer for being a present-day farmer and for sharing your family’s farm photos and story with the FarmMade community this week. Happy Farming!