Smith’s growing operation is a good example of what is happening across the Monadnock region. Situated away from any busy interstates, this rural corner of southwestern New Hampshire is relatively isolated. That’s created a strong sense of localism among residents.
The area is well known for its strong Buy Local movement, and its growing demand for locally sourced food. According to the latest Census of Agriculture, between 2002 and 2007, the number of farms in Cheshire and Hillsborough counties grew by about 30 percent. Most of those are small farms, and many of them are CSAs, like Smith’s.