Local Food Market
Eat Local, Shop Local
The Longhaul Farm Stand and Cafe is open daily during the summer months with fresh organic foods and groceries, plus locally made arts and other items of interest.
Come join us on the porch after a swim, a hike or bike trip here on Squam Lake for lunch and a Sandwich Creamery ice cream. Or call ahead to arrange carry-out of a farm-cooked meal or specialty food items!
When you shop at Longhaul farm, you bring home the freshest meats, cheese and produce to be found supplied either here at our organic farm or by other local farmers.
Why Buy Organic?
- NO PERSISTENT CHEMICALS. Healthy soil promotes a vigorous soil life that leads directly to healthy plants and nutritious produce.
- NO SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES. Organic standards prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, exposure to which has been linked with a number of serious human diseases.
- NO GENETIC ENGINEERING. Organic standards prohibit the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for seed or stock.
- NO ANTIBIOTICS. Organic standards prohibit routine use of antibiotics in livestock operations. Overuse of antibiotics has been linked to antibiotic resistance in virulent microbes.
- NO GROWTH HORMONES. Many people feel that growth hormones have not been adequately tested and pose a threat to human health.
- NO SLUDGE. Organic standards prohibit the use of sewage sludge as fertilizer, relying instead on the use of composted manure, crop residues, green manures, cover crops, crop rotations, companion planting, and natural mineral supplements to provide needed nutrients to plants.
- NO IRRADIATION. Organic standards prohibit the use of ionizing radiation to preserve food.
- PROMOTES BIODIVERSITY. By working with nature and avoiding the use of toxic chemicals, organic growers contribute to the survival of songbirds, bees, fish, and other species that have been harmed by persistent chemicals in the environmnet.
- SUPPORTS A TRUE ECONOMY. Buying organic is a direct investment in sustainable agriculture and the long-term future of our planet. Organic growers don’t need expensive chemical inputs to revive soil worn out by past misuse.