In 2005, Spring Ledge Farm, a family operation started and grown by John and Sue Clough for 30 years, was purchased by Greg Berger. Greg worked at Spring Ledge for 20 years before buying the farm. Located in the center of New London, we continue the tradition of high quality products and service. We offer ornamental plants, fresh vegetables and strawberries in season. We now grow bedding plants in thirteen greenhouses and fruits and vegetables on over twenty-five acres of land. Our farm stand opens in mid-April and closes just before Christmas. We are also open for a Winter Market on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings in January, February and March.
Our growing season begins in January when we sow seeds for a variety of greenhouse crops including new and unusual cultivars, award-winning perennial plants, and old favorites. We offer these plants in packs of four and in finished containers from spring into summer. Our goal is to provide quality plants and offer information and advice to gardeners of all abilities.
Vegetable picking begins in June with greenhouse tomatoes seeded during the snows of February and grown on beds of compost-enriched soil. The strawberry harvest begins in late June, with heaping quarts of sweet, juicy berries at the stand while pick your own is available at our Pleasant Lake Farm at the end of Pleasant Lake in New London.
As the season progresses, our fields provide salad crops such as lettuce, mesclun mix, radishes, scallions and herbs as well as all the traditional vegetables. Most crops are picked every day and are always fresh from our fields to the customers tables. We offer 2,400 feet of cutting flowers in our pick-your-own flower patch, with 230 varieties to choose from. The sweet corn harvest begins in late July and continues throughout the summer and into the fall. Our corn is always fresh, as it is picked daily.
The vegetable season continues into the fall, and that season also features our own mums, pumpkins and local apples and cider. Our mum production provides dozens of cultivars, colors, shapes and sizes. As the holidays approaches, we offer Christmas plants, wreaths and N.H. grown fir trees.
Our farm’s growth and success has been highly dependent on the help of all the crews here on the farm. We are also grateful for, and dependent on, local consumers and families who choose our farmstand for their fresh plants and produce. Thank you.
Spring Ledge Farm is a New Hampshire ‘Farm of Distinction’. Given by the N.H. Dept. of Agriculture, the award recognizes farms that do an outstanding job of appealing to the non-farm public. Spring Ledge also received the 2012 Cooperator of the Year award from the Merrimack County Conservation District. We are open for self-guided tours during regular business hours. (Please call ahead to make special arrangements for groups).