We believe that animals raised in harmony with nature can benefit the environment in which they live, while developing the highest quality products for consumers. The strength of our commitment to ensure the highest quality for our customers dictates our personal decisions we make for our animlas. This affords us the ability to adhere strictly to our standards of a natural, pastured diet for our animals.
Meet the Family
We are Bill and Cindy Gay (owner/operators) and were born and raised in the Farmington Valley, of Connecticut, where some of our family still resides. The entire extended family supports our endeavors through our participation in raising the animals whenever possible.
As a family we also enjoy the many activities that northern New Hampshire area has to offer including hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling,
meet farmer Cindy & Bill gay
We have been married for over 33 years. Originally from CT, we became interested in the production and nutritional value of the typical American diet. After researching sustainable agriculture, the decision to take a leap of faith into producing food to our standards, with the hopes of making our efforts available to the public became very real.
After a two year exhaustive search we decided on Lancaster New Hampshire for both its agricultural presence and for the level of tourist activity that the area offers. Bill owns and operates his business processing hospital linens for the New England area, while I stay in New Hampshire to oversee the farm.
We raise our chickens on pasture and supplement with an antibiotic and growth hormone free traditional grain. Our birds are free of disease and pests because of constant pasture management and other natural methods. Cornish Crosses and Red Rangers are raised, as they are well suited for the environment. We use a local humane USDA facility to process our meats.
Our egg layers are a combination of Buff Orpington, New Hampshire Red, Aracana and Black Australorps, which gives us a variety of color and size. We have approximately 100 birds that feed off pasture and are supplemented with a traditional grain, free of growth hormones and antibiotics. They are pastured daily, and clean methods are used to maintain health of the birds and their eggs.
We raise Belted Galloways on pasture under the mentorship of Kris Von Dohrmann of Otokahe Farm. We have found the flavor and texture surpassed that of other grass-fed breeds. The Belted Galloway is well-suited for the North Country's climate and vegetation, resulting in a tastier product. We will have Beef available in 2018 as this heritage breed is slow growing, but well worth the wait.
Large Black mixes have proven to do well in our environment and climate. Expansive paddocks and rotational practices are used in an effort to provide a proper diverse habitat which allows the pigs to thrive. As part of their main diet, we feed traditional grain that contains no growth hormones or antibiotics, while also providing diatomaceous earth and evergreen trees as natural pesticide control. We feel good pasture management is the key to our success. The pigs are processed locally at a USDA humanly certified facility.
Nubian Buck (kid) sold
Meet Arthur. He is a 3 week old Nubian Buck. He is bulky, energetic, and the happiest kid around. We feel that Arthur would be best left as a buck, but please contact us if you would like more information. Our bucks are $100.00.
Holstein Calf sold
Meet Ferdinand. This is a 3 month old bull. He was born and raised on our farm and has been running with our herd. We are willing to steer (if that is your preference). He has never had any health issues or complication. This little bull is for sale and we think he will be wonderful. He is $350 OBRO for this full-breed Holstein unregistered. Please contact us for more information.
Please feel free to reach out with questions about purchasing any of our locally grown products. We are available to schedule farm tours! 860-707-9515
Harmony Mountian Eco-Farm
35 Hodge Road
Lancaster, New Hampshire, 03584