Stoneham Meadows is a small farm located on 78 acres in Brookfield, New
Hampshire. It is owned and operated by the Collins family. We run a farm
stand at the farm on Stoneham Road where we sell fresh free-range eggs.
We also sell through local retailers such as Butternuts
in Wolfeboro. Seasonal products include jam and pumpkins.
You can find Catherine's tongue-in-cheek take on the farm (among
other things) at her blog, The
Our livestock currently consist of:
Bluefaced Leicester Sheep
The Bluefaced Leicester (aka BFL) is a British breed that has
undergone a significant revival in the past 20 years here in the U.S.
through the dedication of a small group of breeders and the
introduction of U.K. bloodlines via artificial insemination. The BFL is
a large sheep with long, fine, lusterous fleece that is coveted by the
hand spinners. The traditional use for the BFL is in the three-tier breeding
system in which specific breeds are crossed to ultimately produce
large numbers of fast-growing market lambs that can be finished on
We currently have two rams, three breeding ewes, two lamb ewes and a lamb ram. All
are purebred and registered Bluefaced Leicesters. In the future, we
will be selling fleeces (and fiber products), breeding stock and lambs
We currently have about 35 layers from last year, providing a "rainbow" of eggs:
white, various shades of brown, blue and green.
are great layers of white eggs. The Araucana
lay colored eggs - generally a blue and green color. We have a variety of brown-laying breeds.
We have about 70 chicks that are just starting to lay at the end of February, and about
175 chicks that will begin laying in April.
find more information about our chicken operation here.
The kids have decided to raise meat birds as their summer jobs this year. They will be doing
two batches and are taking orders now. They raise production Cornish Rock crosses on pasture,
and they are VERY TASTY!
Contact us if you are interested in placing an order.
In Fall 2009, Catherine acquired a small pregnant three year old
Dexter X Jersey. The cow and her heifer are doing well. We have bred
both of the girls (via AI) to "Orlando" from Ohio - he is a polled Lessor Jersey Miniature.
Catherine is selling the excess raw milk to a select group of locals.