Stonewall Farm in Keene, New Hampshire is one of the most amazing farms in the state. The farm dates all the way back to 1759 when the property was originally sold by Samuel Daniels to his son John. John Daniel is the person who began to create what would become Stonewall Farm. Over the decades, developments continued on the farm and the property changed hands a few times. In 1908, the farm was transformed into a major dairy farm when Carl Johnson purchased it. Carl brought in 50 cows and Stonewall Farm quickly became a major producer of milk for the Keene, New Hampshire area.
After Johnson, the farm was purchased in the late 20th century by Mike Kidder. Kidder believed that farming was something everyone should learn about and he decided to turn Stonewall Farm into a public resource to teach visitors about what goes into running a farm. This idea inspired the farm’s educational component, which debuted in 1991 with the first maple sugaring program for children at local schools. Other educational initiatives followed and currently over 20,000 people annually attend events put on at Stonewall Farm.
Stonewall Farm was granted non-profit status in 1994 which means that its legacy of teaching and bring people together will continue. The farm remains a key resource for the town of Keene and it is a wonderful location for photographers to visit too!
Looking for other great farms to visit in New Hampshire? Check out our blog post on The Best New Hampshire Farms To Photograph!