Blackfire Farm is a small diversified farm located in beautiful Hancock and Greenfield, NH run by Douglas and Elizabeth Higley. Through regenerative and holistic systems we provide our community with nutrient rich produce and pasture raised livestock.
How we grow
Our vegetables are grown to foster the health of our soil and the people of our community. We use cover cropping, smothering, mulching and composting to promote biodiversity and nutrient balance. While we are not ‘certified organic’, we never use pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers. We seek to minimize off farm inputs to create a self-sustaining system. We use organic compost and soil. All this hard work pays off in beautiful, nutrient dense produce. This holistically minded growing system is intended to sequester carbon in the soil and create food that is actively regenerative to the environment.
How we raise
We raise our sheep, chicken, rabbits and pigs in rotational systems that put the needs of the animals first. Our animal management creates symbiotic systems among the different species. Our sheep are raised on pasture and fed high quality hay in the winter months. Our egg laying ducks are pasture raised and fed organic, soy free grain to supplement their foraging. Our heritage breed broiler chickens are pasture raised and moved to new pasture twice daily. We feed organic, soy free feed and supplement this with meal worms which we raise right here on the farm. Our rabbits are raised on pasture and supplemented with high quality pelleted, soy free feed.
We only feed certified organic, soy free feeds. Blackfire Farm seeks to minimize off farm inputs at any point possible. For individuals with soy allergies, our broiler chickens and eggs are a phenomenal, soy free choice.
We strongly believe in processing our own animals on farm. By raising our animals from the very beginning to the very end we are able to be fully present and responsible for each stage of their lives, including the end. As permitted by NH state law, all our poultry and rabbits are processed on farm. Our lambs and pigs are sent to a local processing facility.
Farm to fire catering & events
Blackfire Farm is proud to prepare and serve from our mobile wood-fired oven! Find us at Monadnock area breweries, music events, or book us for your private event. We use The Bread Shed of Keene's Neapolitan crust with our very own farm-to-fire produce and meat, making our pizzas the best you'll find!
Blackfire Farm also offers Farm To Fire Catering for events. We are currently taking bookings for 2023. We're thrilled to announce we have a new, custom built oven now in operation that is enabling us to make more pizzas more often!
With over 12 years of culinary experience, farmer and chef Douglas Higley brings the unique perspective of knowing his craft from seed to plate. Book Blackfire Farm Farm To Fire Catering to enjoy truly local food from our soil and pastures to your party or event!
Find us at Post & Beam Brewery in Peterborough every Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-6
We'll be at The Hancock Farmers' Market this summer
Watch for more market updates this winter!
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Check out our shop for Blackfire Market Cards. Our Market cards are similar to a CSA program with greater flexibility. What is a CSA share? The Community Supported Agriculture model asks members of the public who wish to see a farm in their community to pay for their share of the harvest at the start of the season. Members then receive their produce, eggs, meat and pizza throughout the season! Have more questions? Just ask!