Our Vision


Encouraging stewardship for healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations.



Pete's standFind a Local Farm

Buying locally grown and produced food is a terrific idea. Local vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy are loaded with benefits for you and your family. When you purchase directly from the farm, you’re buying foods that are exceptionally fresh, nutritious, flavorful, economical and sustainable.

There are lots of farms in Cheshire County. In fact, there are well over 100 Cheshire County farms of varying size that grow a diverse array of foods and sell directly to consumers. But sometimes it's hard to know where to start.

Upcoming Events

March 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
April 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am
landscaped garden in the spring

Conservation Blogs

Making the Best Plant Choices

Whenever I get a plant catalog in the mail, I feel like a kid in a candy store – so many plants all with unique beauty and benefits - I want them all (Just look at the Plants offered by the CCCD!) As I gaze out of my window at my snow-covered gardens...

Cheshire County Conservation District

Now Accepting 2017 Plant Sale Orders! Many native and edible plants are available from Fedco of Maine and Mushrooms through Wichland Woods! Catalog and Order Form Orders are due by March 17th .


Now Accepting 2017 Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship Applications!Do you know a child who would like to explore their farming or gardening interests this summer? The Monadnock Localvores are offering scholarships to youth interested in farm programs like summer camp. Application and more information Applications are due on March 31st.


Check out the Great New No-Till Seeder Video put together by UNHCE!


Farming on Conserved Land: Stories from Landowners and Farmers

Please take a moment to check out these Case Studies of Successful Farming Arrangements on leased conserved land.

Case Study Book