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Wooded Valley Acres Farm
Contact: Cory & Elizabeth Bower
Address: 99 Hatch Rd Gilmanton Iron Works, NH, 03837
Email Address: woodedvalleyacres@gmail.com
Phone: 603-393-1083
About Us
Farming runs deep in our veins. Beginning back before the 1850's our family was farming. Each generation growing, adapting, and evolving to more streamlined and environmentally friendly approaches while still providing quality farm products.

Cory and Elizabeth Bower purchased their farm in Gilmanton in 2016. It was raw wooded land with a home. Through their efforts, they have established the well working farm that it is today.

Elizabeth comes from generation after generation of farmers including her own small family farm that she grew up on with cows and pigs. She would visit her grandmother during the summers and help with the large dairy farm mucking the stalls, feeding the calves, milking, and stacking hay bales.

Cory grew up in the city of Niagara Falls but always loved the outdoors and wanted a different life for himself. He had friends that he would go hunting with and enjoyed hiking. Soon, he and Elizabeth met in 2013 and their dreams became one. Fast forward 3 years and they turned their dreams into a working farm that has continued to grow ever since.
Practices
Minimal Soil Interruption
We strive to minimize soil interruption and erosion through using cover crops, minimal to no tillage beds.

Permaculture Practices
We use rotational grazing for our larger livestock.
We use tractoring, free ranging, or a combination of both for our poultry.

Livestock practices
Our animals are pasture raised or forest fed. We supplement their grazing with spent brewers grain, LOTS of fresh produce year round, Organic yogurt and dairy, and high quality grain. We do not feed our animals corn, breads or processed foods such as baked goods or sweets. We also do not use hormones or antibiotics as you will see in our practices below our choices.

Pesticide, Herbicide, Fungicide free farm. We believe in using holistic practices. We choose the most natural path for everything we do on our farm. Starting from crop choice. We only use Organic Heirloom seeds and save the seeds each year to sow next years crop. If we encounter things like powdery mildew, Elizabeth has a homemade blend using essential oils (herb base oils) to defeat it and help the plant continue thriving without disrupting beneficial bugs or the environment. Essential oils and holistic practices are a blessing for livestock too!

Each year we strive to be better at our practices by learning, adapting, and modifying.