The Dimond Hill Farm is an icon of times gone by and a beacon for the resurgence of small farms and locally grown meat, dairy and vegetable products that is sweeping New Hampshire and the region. The big yellow Victorian farmhouse and barn sit on a ridge overlooking the city of Concord and beyond with views to the East that are beautiful in all seasons.
Jane Presby, the present owner, was born and raised on this working family farm that has been in her family since 1827. Today the 150 acre farm grows and sells a variety of naturally raised vegetables, which are sold out of the farm stand located on the main floor of the restored 19th century barn. The stand also carries an assortment of locally grown and produced products ranging from milk to bread to a variety of meats, cheeses and pies.
Pam Clark, PhD, also lives at the farm where she runs her educational consulting business, Co-Creations of Pure Potential, holds business and personal development-related seminars and retreats, and coordinates weddings and other events at the farm venue.
Through the collaborative efforts of the Trust for Public Land, the Five Rivers Conservation Trust, the Historic Preservation Alliance, and Equity Trust, and with the hard work and generosity of many neighbors and community members, the Dimond Hill Farm’s continuation as an active farm and a place of serene natural beauty has been assured. An agricultural easement written into the property deed ensures that the land will continue in agricultural use and be spared the development that has broken up so many New England family farms. Preserving the farm was a critical first step to insuring its sustainability for future generations, and Jane’s continued efforts to bring the farm into the 21st century has placed Dimond Hill at the forefront of the resurgence in smaller, local food production, which AgWeek calls “one of the hottest national trends in food.”